Savills Studley Helps Suburban-Based EN Engineering Secure Lease for New Office at 180 North LaSalle in Central Loop
Engineering Firm to Open Offices in CBD to Attract & Retain New Talent
Chicago, IL (March 17, 2016)  

EN Engineering, a company that provides comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting and automation services to pipeline companies, utilities and industrial customers, has signed a long-term lease at 180 North LaSalle Street for 20,377 square feet, a full floor. The nationwide engineering firm, which was represented by tenant representation firm Savills Studley, is opening the new office in the Central Loop to grow its existing workforce while tapping into the current and future talent pool that is attracted to the lifestyle and conveniences of working in Downtown Chicago.

The transaction is the first lease executed with the building’s new ownership, Callahan Capital Partners and Ivanhoe Cambridge; Beacon Properties had previously owned the property. Savills Studley’s Robert Sevim, executive vice president and co-head of the Chicago office; and John Goodman, executive vice president; represented the tenant in the transaction; Joy Jordan and Jack O’Brien of The Telos Group, LLC represented the landlord.

“EN Engineering is adapting to today’s workforce while planning for its future. The company understands the value of having an office in Downtown Chicago in order to support their current and future new talent pool who might switch to work in the city,” said Sevim. “The new location also allows the company to have an impressive, full-floor presence and provides great amenities to employees, including an on-site fitness center, conference facilities, concierge services and proximity to transportation.”

“We are excited to grow our workforce regionally while creating new jobs in Chicago,” said Thomas C. Ziegenfuss, president of EN Engineering. “EN Engineering’s new office ensures the company will be well-positioned for growth for the foreseeable future; our team is really excited about the possibilities.”

180 North LaSalle is a newly renovated, 38-story Class A office building located in the Central Loop / LaSalle Street submarket of downtown Chicago. The property is located at the southwest corner of LaSalle and Lake Street, across from the Thompson Center and just a few blocks from Chicago’s prestigious Theater and State Street shopping districts. Strategically positioned in the LaSalle Street office corridor near numerous restaurants and entertainment options, as well as ample convenient housing options. 180 North LaSalle takes advantage of all the Central Business District has to offer.

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