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Tech Hub 1871 Extends Tenure at Vornado’s theMART

1871 has signed a new lease agreement at Vornado Realty Trust’s theMART, which will extend the technology hub’s tenure at the iconic office and showroom building through February 2030. The organization has been based at theMART since its founding in 2012.

“At 1871, we believe that we can build an extraordinary future when our community of innovators comes together,” said Larry Eppley, chairman of 1871 and managing partner of Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago office. “theMART shares our mission and vision of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago for founders and start-ups, and we’re proud to call them our trusted partner and our home.”

Myron Maurer, COO of theMART, said, “Our longstanding relationship is a unique collaboration between tenant and landlord; one that allows for growth and expansion on an innovative level. 1871’s commitment to theMART distinctively positions us as Chicago’s hub of creative thinking and technological advancement.”


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