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IT Tenant Embraces Work-from-Home Model in Move to Concourse Chicago

A new lease at Berger Asset Management’s Concourse Chicago demonstrates how businesses may alter their space considerations and leasing strategies in the COVID-19 environment. IT firm the Clarity Group, which serves the healthcare industry, has leased 1,200 square feet at the single-story complex, with private entrances to its space, after previously occupying 9,000 square feet at a multi-story office property nearby.

Before the pandemic, Clarity Group employees were based mainly in the company’s offices. In adapting a work-from-home model, the tenant improved efficiencies while considerably reducing its occupancy costs.

“This type of mindset will be adopted by companies looking for an office space and setting that offers them complete control over their space going forward,” said Steve Chrastka of NAI Hiffman, who leases the property with Jason Wurtz. “Having no restrictions on access and not sharing hallways, bathrooms or HVAC is even more important now.”

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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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