• From 2010 to 2015 approximately 2.5 million sq. ft. was absorbed in the CBD, reflecting 43 relocations from the suburbs.
  • The West Loop gained 46% of the total space taken by tenants who relocated to the CBD from the suburbs, with River North absorbing 31% in the time frame. Meanwhile, 45% of the companies that relocated to the CBD vacated the North Suburban submarket.
  • Even though downtown is the heart of the metro area’s economic activity, the suburbs have a much larger employment footprint. The suburban workforce is about 3 million, nearly four times that of the city.