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Colliers’ Jim Carris: North Branch is “Great Growth Opportunity” (Video)

The rezoning of the North Branch Industrial Corridor is poised to bring significant new development to Chicago over the next 15 years, in the view of Colliers International’s Jim Carris. “Overall, it’s going to be great growth opportunity for the city,” says Carris, executive managing director and market leader.

In part one of Connect Media’s exclusive video interview with Carris, he charts the implications of the rezoning, and also discusses the ramifications for suburban office landlords of corporate headquarters relocations to downtown Chicago. Although McDonald’s move from suburban Oakbrook made headlines, the reality is more nuanced, as Carris discusses.

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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 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).

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