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Knoll Will Set Up Shop in the Fulton District

Knoll Inc. is moving from the Merchandise Mart, where it’s been a presence for nearly five decades, to new construction at Shapack Partners’ 811 Fulton in the Fulton Street Market District. The workplace and residential furniture designer has leased 24,000 square feet of showroom and office space as an anchor tenant for the 70,000-square-foot property.

A Savills Studley team of Renae Bradshaw, John Goodman and Robert Sevim represented Knoll in leasing negotiations. “Knoll’s move to Fulton Market, Chicago’s hottest emerging neighborhood, reflects the distinguished brand’s forward-thinking philosophy and positions the company for the next stage of growth in the Chicago region,” said Bradshaw.

Knoll’s design director, Benjamin Pardo, added, “In 811 Fulton, Knoll has found an architectural setting that supports our interest in integrated design, and we expect it will energize the next generation of architects, designers and clients to create inspired modern interiors.” Move-in is slated for January 2019.

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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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