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Grumman/Butkus Associate has signed a long-term lease renewal of its office space at 820 Davis St. in Evanston, IL

Longtime Anchor Tenant Renews Evanston Office Lease 

Grumman/Butkus Associates, an energy, engineering and resource consulting firm, has signed a long-term renewal at 820 Davis St. in Evanston, IL. The firm, which has been housed at 820 Davis for 20 years, occupies 26,000 square feet as the anchor tenant at the renovated office property. Free Market Ventures, the owner of the 85,985-square-foot building, recently completed a re-imagination of the exterior façade, lobby, common areas, and amenities.  

Stream Realty Partners managing director Adam Showalter and SVP Jessica O’Hara represented the landlord. The team handles leasing at the property. 

“Grumman/Butkus Associates’ long-term lease renewal is a great commitment to their employees and a testament to the upgrades we’ve made at 820 Davis St.,” said William R. Flatt at Free Market Ventures. “We are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for this creative office space and appreciate Stream’s unique approach to leasing it.” 


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