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CBRE’s Keely Polczynski Brokers Sale of Fulton Market Loft Offices

CBRE’s Keely Polczynski and Blake Johnson arranged the sale of 217 N Jefferson, a 58,803-square-foot boutique, brick-and-timber loft office building in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. Metonic sold the property to a private buyer. A sale price wasn’t disclosed. 

Built in 1937 and renovated in 2017, 217 N Jefferson is a six-story brick and timber office building at the doorstep of Fulton Market. The sale also included 40 surface level parking spaces. 

“Downtown Chicago’s collection of fully repositioned, loft office buildings are some of the best preforming assets in the city, making this offering exceedingly rare,” said Polczynski. “It is no secret that there is an increased emphasis on quality space and Fulton Market is leading the way in this category.” 

According to a recent CBRE report, between Q1 2020 and Q1 2022, 60 office leases of more than 20,000 square feet were signed by tenants relocating in the Chicago market. 

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