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KBS’ 500 W. Madison to Become Accenture Tower

KBS’ 500 West Madison will be rebranded as Accenture Tower, as the professional services firm anchors the 1.47-million-square-foot property. Accenture is centralizing its Chicago operations, and 6,200 local employees, at the tower, expanding to seven floors for a total of 226,486 square feet.

“The building brings optimal flexibility and growth for Accenture as it unites its Chicago-based people in one location,” said Cushman & Wakefield’s Wendy Katz, who brokered the deal for KBS. “Accenture Tower is situated in the center of the hottest Chicago submarkets, including the West Loop, Fulton Market and River North, making it a prime location” for Accenture’s workforce.

“Our new agreement with Accenture is a testament to the building’s exceptional amenities and prime location, which are aimed to provide tenants a unique work-play lifestyle,” said KBS’ Dan Park.

CBRE’s Kyle Kamin, Todd Lippman and Michael Dash represented Accenture. Katz, and her colleague Matt Lerner, represented KBS.

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