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Amita Health Puts Lisle Headquarters Up for Sublease

Joining the ranks of companies trying to shed office space amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Amita Health is offering its entire 223,000-square-foot Lisle, IL headquarters on the secondary market, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Illinois’ largest hospital network, Amita relocated to the Navistar campus from Arlington Heights in 2018.

The listing being handled by CBRE marks the largest block of available sublease space in the suburbs, exceeding credit reporting agency Experian’s nearly 178,000-square-foot offering in Schaumburg, Crain’s reported. It also highlights the magnitude of the challenge facing office landlords as a full year of remote work environments pushes companies to rethink their workspace needs.

Amita’s action followed a survey of its nonclinical workers during the pandemic. The survey found that “many based at our Lisle system headquarters preferred working remotely and were able to do so without interruption,” an Amita spokeswoman told Crain’s.

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