Newest Redevelopment: The National Chicago

September 19, 2016

One of the most unique and hottest office buildings in the Central Loop of Chicago, 125 S. Clark Street The National is almost always considered a top contender for tenants looking for new office space these days. What used to house Chicago Public Schools, is now a booming tech-friendly, renovated office hub. The location is within walking distance of the city’s commuter rails (Metra/Amtrak’s Union Station and Ogilvy Station), blocks from every CTA bus and “el” line, and a short walk to many of Chicago’s attractions (Millennium Park, Grant Park, Lake Michigan, Willis “Sears” Tower, River North, and the Chicago River).  WeWork, PaperSource and Grainger have already committed leasing office space in The National.


Renovated in 2015 and 2016, with 13 passenger elevators.

Amenities in the building include a roof deck terrace, Revival Food Hall, and a tenant lounge. The Revival Food Hall, by Longman & Eagle, is a 20,000 square foot, fast-casual market with multiple food stalls by Chicago’s favorite neighborhood restaurants. Some vendors include: Brown Bag, Smoque BBQ, The Budlong, Aloha Poke, Havest Juicery, Antique Taco, Black Dog Gelato, Union Squared, The Fat Shallot, Graze Kitchenette, Furious Spoon, Farmer’s Fridge, and Danke.  You’re always welcome to bring back your lunch from one of your favorite food trucks just up Clark Street.


Roof Deck Terrace/Patio


Revival Food Hall includes a record store and bookstore: Curbside Books & Records.

Owned and managed by BlueStar Properties, The National offers over 500,000 rentable square feet in the 20 floor property. Each story has 12-17 foot ceilings and fully operable windows. The floor sizes/plates range from 24,000 to 30,500 rentable square feet. The building is fitted with fiber on every floor, full security and fire protection.


Sample of tenant finishes


Modern tenant build out


Loft tenant build out

As always, happy to connect to discuss this property, an existing location, or the market in general.  My direct line is 312-595-2987 or you can email me HERE.

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