Chicago & Midwest CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Chicago & Midwest  + Downtown  + Office  | 

Engineering Consultant Expands in Move to CBOT Building

Engineering design firm Talman Consultants is moving to GlenStar Properties’ Chicago Board of Trade Building, and expanding its footprint to 16,917 square feet. Bespoke Commercial Real Estate brokered the lease.

Led by Katherine Latham and James Norton, Talman has tripled in size since its 2016 founding. The firm partners with many of the industry’s leading utility providers, including Crown Castle, Verizon, Comcast and NPL Construction.

“Our Talman team is constantly looking to innovate and improve the services we provide to our clients,” said Latham. “Our new offices will allow us to leverage technology and collaborate in new ways. It also provides a terrific foundation, as we continue to scale our operations to handle additional work and expand into new markets.”

Added Norton, “The move provides Talman an important opportunity to customize our space and technology to support our multi-disciplinary teams, proprietary design and project management tools.”

Get Chicago News in 150 Words

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Paul Bubny


Inside The Story

Connect With BespokeConnect With Glenstar

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).