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Law Firm Scopelitis Opts for More Space at Inland Steel Building

Colliers International | Chicago’s Tony Karmin and Corby Marx represented Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary PC in its new 13,424-square-foot, long-term lease at the historic Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe St. in the Loop. A full-service law firm representing clients in the transportation and logistics industry, Scopelitis is expanding from a fifth-floor space to occupy the entire 16th floor.

“Scopelitis is a long-term tenant at 30 West Monroe, having been in the building since 2003,” said Karmin. “With a favorable location between Chicago’s courthouses and onsite amenities such as an underground parking garage, our client opted to remain within the building and expand and modernize on a higher floor.”

Mark Buth and Kelsey Morgan of MB Real Estate represented the landlord, Capital Properties, in leasing negotiations.

The 19-story office property was reportedly the first high-rise to be built in the Loop following the Great Depression.

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