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Wright Heerema Creates New CMAP Offices at Old Post Office

Wright Heerema Architects  recently completed work on a new office suite in Chicago’s historic Old Post Office for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the regional organization responsible for seven Northeastern Illinois counties’ plans. CMAP is moving from its previous headquarters at Willis Tower into a 37,400-square-foot fourth floor suite at 433 W. Van Buren St. 
  
“We were honored to help CMAP create a new headquarters in the historic old postmaster’s suite, where the agency can continue to serve our communities,” said Mel Chotiner, senior interior designer at Wright Heerema. “With subtle design measures and an emphasis on group space, we were able to provide an inviting office experience for staff, in a cost-effective, beautiful space that also welcomes in the public.”
 
Wright Heerema and CMAP partnered with owner / developer 601W, owner’s representative Telos Group, general contractor Power Construction and tenant representative Cresa.

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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).