Jones Lang LaSalle significantly upgrading its Chicago digs

JLL, CBRE among firms investing significant capital toward upgrades
  • JLL's six floor upgrade will take 18 months and affect 1,500 employees.
  • More "huddle rooms" are being implemented within large real estate offices.
  • Large firms appear aware that they might be turning into impersonal places to work.

Larger agencies are investing significant capital toward office renovations aimed at increasing employee collaboration in a more flexible space.

At Chicago’s Aon Center, Jones Lang LaSalle recently completed the two-floor, first phase of a six-floor office upgrade that when completed in spring 2017 will cover more than 200,000 square feet.