CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of May 20

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Below are articles that caught our attention the week of May 20.

  • Jones Lang LaSalle has been hired to sell the Palmer House Hilton hotel at 17 E. Monroe Street. Built in 1873, the 1,639-room Palmer House is the nation’s oldest hotel in continual operation and second-biggest Chicago hotel, and may sell for as much as $500 million.
  • 181 W. Madison

    181 W. Madison

    CBRE Global Investors announced two major downtown Chicago office market deals this week, including the purchase of the 50-story tower at 181 W. Madison for $300 million and the sale of the 40-story building at 190 S. LaSalle for $211 million. The transactions reflect a continued strong office investment market in downtown Chicago, with multiple towers fetching more than $300 per square foot.

What CRE or Chicago news headlines from the past week captured your interest? Leave us a comment and let us know.


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