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Skender Completes West Loop Showroom for Herman Miller

Skender recently completed 1100 W. Fulton, a 45,000-square-foot, five-story, single-tenant, mixed-use commercial building in the Fulton Market District. The build-to-suit office and retail project for furniture company Herman Miller, the building’s sole tenant, includes a bespoke showroom that is one of three in the world.
 
The Fulton Market location occupies a landmark 1920s brick building with an adjoining five-story new construction, complete with a rooftop and outdoor pavilion. It was developed by Fulton St. Companies in close collaboration with Herman Miller’s in-house design team.
 
“As people continue to invest in living, working, and shopping in the West Loop, we saw an opportunity to be one of the first-movers and major anchors in the neighborhood,” said Tim Straker, chief marketing officer at Herman Miller. 

Serving as general contractor, Skender collaborated with architect Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, owner’s representative CBRE, developer Fulton St. Companies and project manager ConopCo Project Management.

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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 GlobeSt.com 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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