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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:10 PM
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Wow, all these rumors but no actual announcement? I hope it’s a HQ.

Anyhow, sounds like we can cross HQ2 off of the list in light of all these rumors
Meh I personally think it's better if they can fill the building with a slate of 10-15 companies in different industries.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:32 PM
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Wow, all these rumors but no actual announcement? I hope it’s a HQ.

Anyhow, sounds like we can cross HQ2 off of the list in light of all these rumors
I think it's pretty clear at this point that we're getting the Walgreens HQ to the Post Office, Amazon HQ2 to Lincoln Yards, and 5k new Google employees to the north end of Fulton Market.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 5:08 PM
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Maybe UA was asked to vacate the Sears Tower for someone?
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:23 PM
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United has looked at the Post Office. They are looking to consolidate and move some of their suburban offices downtown. So they would maintain their current HQ.

Their move into Sears already consolidated most of the offices they had scattered around. They have about 4,400 people in Sears on 16 floors currently (about 800,000+ square feet). Other than that United only has employees at their O'Hare operations and at a Reservation Center nearby. The Reservation Center isn't likely to move given they just spent money on it and the lease for the site is absurdly low with 10 years remaining (about $12,500 a year for something like 20 acres).
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:25 PM
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Maybe UA was asked to vacate the Sears Tower for someone?

Yeah that's not the case at all. UA is safely ensconced in their current offices in the Tower. Although Blackstone did force the food vendors to vacate while the spaces they occupied are demolished and renovated...in the middle of winter.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 10:35 PM
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It seems every week there is another prime candidate for this building. First it was Walgreens, then Amazon, then Google, now Apple. The timing here couldn't be any better for 601w.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 10:52 PM
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Wow, all these rumors but no actual announcement? I hope it’s a HQ.

Anyhow, sounds like we can cross HQ2 off of the list in light of all these rumors
LOL! Why? There's a rumor that states 200K - 300K sq ft of space for someone like Walgreens. The entire thing is 2.7 million sq ft of available space. Why would that mean you could possibly cross HQ2 off the list? Even if they filled up 100% of the space, they'd still be way short and have to build at least a few new buildings anyway to get to their ultimate goal. So, I respectfully disagree with your assessment
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 11:07 PM
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I think it's pretty clear at this point that we're getting the Walgreens HQ to the Post Office, Amazon HQ2 to Lincoln Yards, and 5k new Google employees to the north end of Fulton Market.
Lmao! That is an unbelievably idealistic take on the situation, and I love it! But what about Apple's 2nd HQ?



Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

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Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.

The tech giant says it will announce the location of a second campus devoted to customer support later this year. There's no word on where that new campus would be located.

Apple's announcement comes on the heels of Amazon's search for a so-called "HQ2," a second major office hub that's set off a national frenzy of competition among potential host cities—including Chicago.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...in-350b-pledge

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And don't forget about the entire Pentagon moving to those old Quartermaster Corps buildings on Pershing Road . . .
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^ Only the Pentagon? That wont fill even half the square footage out there!
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Just to get your blood pumping, I'm pretty certain it's gonna be Walgreens. . .
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:39 PM
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Just to get your blood pumping, I'm pretty certain it's gonna be Walgreens. . .
Just a feeling, or is this something you heard through the grapevine from someone in the know?
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I think it would help walgreens attract a different crowd of potential workers. Their site now is very suburban and really out of the way unless you are visiting it from ohare directly
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I think it would help walgreens attract a different crowd of potential workers. Their site now is very suburban and really out of the way unless you are visiting it from ohare directly
Definitely. A couple years ago I helped organize a panel for college students of tech/analytical workers from various firms in the area, and the Walgreens guy basically spent half his time explaining how it’s not that bad in the suburbs.
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Yeah my fiancee looked at jobs out there and noped any and all options in the area after the first interview.

Instead she took a new job at 333 W Wacker which is 15 less minutes of walking each way on her commute. She's no die hard urbanist or anything, she just has better things to do with her time than commute and likes having huge dining options for both lunch and after work. The second she saw Deerfield she was like "no thanks", she didn't grow up here and has basically never left the city since she moved here so I think that was a bit of an eye opener to her.

Of course I'll be sure to try to get in her office ASAP to start providing Wolf Point updates!
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@Leftofcenter Grapevine. 100k sq ft at least, which surprised me because I figured they’d need more space than that.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2018, 11:49 PM
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@Leftofcenter Grapevine. 100k sq ft at least, which surprised me because I figured they’d need more space than that.
Number of workers? Sounds to me like at least 300-400.. My floor in NYC is 125K sq ft and I think we have 500-700 people on it now...
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2018, 4:31 AM
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Number of workers? Sounds to me like at least 300-400.. My floor in NYC is 125K sq ft and I think we have 500-700 people on it now...

My employer has our space fitted out as an open floorplan (no private offices, shared spaces & seating) which accommodates about 900 employees on a 100,000 square feet of space.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2018, 2:53 PM
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Unfortunately 100k SF of Walgreens doesn't get me excited, that's like 7% of their Deerfield footprint. It's basically one floor of this building.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2018, 3:21 PM
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My employer has our space fitted out as an open floorplan (no private offices, shared spaces & seating) which accommodates about 900 employees on a 100,000 square feet of space.
Sounds tight. We have an open floor plan too and to my knowledge less people than 900. We are adding another floor or two this year too of similar size.
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