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BMO Harris, Chase and Citadel Will Return Workers to Downtown Chicago as Soon as June

Some of Chicago’s largest financial tenants have announced that they expect workers to return to the office as soon as next month. In the latest announcement, BMO Harris Bank said Wednesday that it’s returning its business bankers and associated staff to the office in June, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.

BMO Harris’ commercial bankers will come back to downtown Chicago a month before the city’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, is requiring its workers to return to the office. Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced late last month that all U.S. workers would be expected back in offices in July.

Another large downtown employer, Citadel, also is planning to return most workers to the office beginning in June. Between Citadel, Chase and BMO Harris, well over 10,000 workers who have worked remotely since the pandemic began will be downtown this summer, at least for portions of the week.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).