ThyssenKrupp Picks Chicago for North American HQ
February 2, 2012
By Robert Carr

Germany-based ThyssenKrupp, a steel equipment manufacturer, plans to locate a North American headquarters office in Chicago, according to an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel this morning...

... According to the statement, the company is currently looking to find office space. It’s reported that the firm will at first bring about 100 jobs to the city, with more to follow...

... Richard Schuham, EVP and director at the local Studley office, tells GlobeSt.com that it’s likely the company has been looking for space under a “private” label. An office for 100 employees wouldn’t be much, and the company would have a lot of options available in the CBD, Schuham says. “It’s when you’re looking at north of 50,000 square feet that the story changes a bit,” he says. “If you want high-rise space with a view, or bulk space, especially more than 100,000 square feet, there’s not many choices out there.”...

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