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325 N. LaSalle River North Chicago

Creative Agency Steps Up to Long-Term Lease at River North Offices

Colliers Chicago EVP Dougal Jeppe has arranged a 19,681-square-foot direct lease on behalf of The Motion Agency at Freedman Properties’ Reid Murdoch Building, located at 325 N. LaSalle Dr. in downtown Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The creative communications agency, which serves a variety of clients in brand strategy, creative, public relations and digital services, had been a subtenant in the space since summer 2018.  

Built in 1913, the Redi Murdoch building is a 325,000-square-foot office building a short walk from the Loop, Merchandise Mart and Michigan Avenue.  Its river views, central location in one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, and many common spaces for employees to collaborate and connect, served as the main drivers for Motion’s long-term lease commitment.  

Jeppe secured compelling economics on the deal in addition to several unique company perks that will aid in employee retention.   


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Colliers' Jeppe

About Paul Bubny

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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