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Expansive Grows Chicago Footprint with East Loop Management Assignment

Flexible workspace provider Expansive will extend its Chicago footprint by opening its first workspace management assignment at 100 S. State St. in the East Loop. The Chicago-based company entered into a partnership with the building owner in May and plans to update the space with upgraded IT infrastructure, improved floorplans, and an enhanced amenity package. 

Pre-leasing is underway for the new space. Expansive will host a grand opening August 19. 

This will be Expansive’s sixth Chicago location. It complements three current Loop properties at 73 W. Monroe, 318 W. Adams and 211 W. Wacker. The addition brings the company’s total Chicago footprint to approximately 350,000 square feet.

“The past year gave us new appreciation for low-profile, low-density buildings like this,” said Bill Bennett, founder of Expansive. “Its outstanding location and high-end finish make it a great addition for our clients both in Chicago and across the country.”


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