20+ major corporations are moving offices from the suburbs to downtown Chicago in an effort to be more attractive to millennials who want to live an urban lifestyle. A short list of these companies is listed below, with the majority moving into the Loop and the hip Fulton Market District — enjoying a more centrally located home base. This is an ongoing trend with over 50 companies relocating downtown over the last 10 years. Even long settled companies like McDonald’s are making the transition as a part of its overall plan to reinvigorate sales and brand image. Most of these transitions are done to fuel growth while attracting the best talent. As a result, we are also seeing fresh job creation for the area.

With these moves, the Chicago real estate market will feel some of these shifts immediately. We are here to help anyone who needs to re-locate and/or sell their homes. We keep a close pulse on the market and will make the transition quick and easy.

For more information on how we can help you, contact olivia@oliviaschicago.com or psiebert@atproperties.com today.

 SUBURBAN TO URBAN:

CORPORATIONS RELOCATING DOWNTOWN

Company Current HQ New HQ
Caterpillar Peoria O’Hare Area
McDonalds Oakbrook Fulton Market
Dyson Chicago Avenue Fulton Market
Home Chef River North Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue
First Midwest Bank Itasca Triangle Plaza
Beam Suntory Deerfield Merchandise Mart
Wilson Sporting Goods O’Hare Area Prudential Plaza
Mars Wrigley Confectionery Hackettstown, NJ Goose Island
ITEMMASTER Skokie Financial District
Les Mills International Baltimore & San Francisco River North
exp. Toronto N. Michigan Avenue
Walgreens (moving 1300 employees) Deerfield Old Post Office Building off West Van Buren
Ferrara Candy Oakbrook Near West Side
FTD Downers Grove Chicago’s Tech Triangle
Komatsu America Corp Rolling Meadows Triangle Plaza
Crate & Barrell Fulton Market Logan Square
ConAgra Brands Omaha, NE Merchandise Mart
Kraft Heinz Northfield Aon Center
Peapod Skokie West Loop
DMG MORI Hoffman Estates Chicago’s South Side