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Crafty Steps Up to Full-Floor Lease at 205 W. Wacker 

CBRE’s Brian McDonnell and Bill Sheehy arranged a new 12,000-square foot, full floor lease at 205 W Wacker on behalf of Crafty, a centralized platform for workplaces to manage food, beverage, and supplies for in-office, remote and hybrid teams. Headquartered in downtown Chicago, the company is expanding its footprint, previously occupying 3,500 square feet in the West Loop neighborhood. 

Since its launch in 2015, Crafty has expanded to 30 markets across the globe. The company manages more than 260 customer offices. In the past year alone, Crafty delivered more than 800% top-line revenue growth, raised $10 million in Series A funding and doubled its employee headcount. 

“It’s exciting to see another local company continue to grow its downtown Chicago presence and upgrade its space at the same time,” said McDonnell. “Investing in a quality space is proving to be key for companies looking to recruit and retain top talent.” 


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