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Corporate Outsourcing Provider Returns Global HQ to Chicago from Spain

Elements Global Services, a corporate outsourcing provider, is returning its base of operations to Chicago, where it will occupy 14,000 square feet at MetLife’s One North Franklin St. The company’s current global headquarters in Barcelona will evolve to become the regional headquarters for its EMEA operations.

“U.S.-based clients currently account for about 73% of our client base,” said founder and CEO Rick Hammell, a Chicagoland native who launched Elements in Chicago in 2015. “As a company dedicated to being where its clients are and need us to be, Chicago is ideally positioned to allow us to better service our clients as we evolve our offerings and services.”

At World Business Chicago, interim CEO and president Michael Fassnacht said, “Elements’ office opening is a testament to Chicago’s leading status as a global hub for tech and innovation. International companies continue to choose Chicago for their U.S. operations and headquarters.”


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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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