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Urban Innovations Inks 13 Office Leases in River North

Urban Innovations recently signed 13 new or renewal leases in River North. “Safety, flexibility, efficiency and exciting dining and entertainment options are the key drivers of the interest and activity we’re seeing in the River North submarket,” said Urban Innovations’ Aaron Zaretsky.

Zaretsky and Candice Murphy of Urban Innovations represented ownership on all transactions. Among the notable deals were the following:

• Financial services firm Rockitcoin is relocating to 325 W. Huron and expanding to 4,750 square feet. Savills’ Katie Szpyrka represented Rockitcoin.

•  The corporate offices of The Spice House will move into a 3,523-square-foot suite at 212 W. Superior. Cushman & Wakefield’s Matt Wright and Chip Evans represented the tenant.

•  Staffing company Engtal signed a 3,159-square-foot lease at 444 N. Wells. Avison Young’s Austin Zimmerman represented Engtal.

•  Rex Construction Services signed a 3,815-square-foot lease at 325 W. Huron. Transwestern’s John Skalla & Kevin Moore represented Rex.


Inside The Story

Urban Innovations’ Zaretsky and Murphy

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-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 7-10 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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