The Forgotten History of Chicago Supertalls: 4 Things you Forgot About the Board of Trade Building

It’s one of the epicenters of Chicago’s financial industry and its design stands out among modern downtown skyscrapers. Today, our continuing series on the forgotten history of Chicago supertalls turns to the Board of Trade Building. Although it doesn’t fit the modern definition of supertall buildings, it pioneered height and class in Chicago. 1. It Was Chicago’s Tallest Building For 35 Years… Read more

New Art Just the Latest Amenity in the CBOT Building

Glenstar Properties, the owners of the the Art Deco Board of Trade Building, added some new eye-popping art to its second floor lobby that has turned heads and sparked questions. You can’t miss the collection of colorful prints as you exit the elevator lobby after leaving our offices on the 16th floor of the CBOT Building. The framed posters featuring iconic… Read more

GlenStar Begins Work on Rooftop Deck at the Chicago Board of Trade Building

CHICAGO, IL (July 13, 2015) – One of the world’s most recognizable buildings is about to get an addition. GlenStar Properties, owners of the iconic Chicago Board of Trade Building, has started construction on a new, rooftop terrace on the 23rd floor. “Outdoor space is an amenity that’s on every company’s checklist today,” said Managing Director Christian Domin. “We are pleased… Read more

Chicago Board of Trade Building Takes Home Local TOBY

CHICAGO, IL (March 5, 2015) – BOMA Chicago awarded The Chicago Board of Trade Building “The Outstanding Building of the Year TOBY” for “Renovated Building” at the 2015 TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala held several weeks ago in Chicago. The building now moves on to compete against local winners from Indiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio at the North Central Regional… Read more

Chicago Board of Trade Building Signs AMLI Residential to 30,219 SF Lease

CHICAGO, IL (January 20, 2015) – GlenStar Properties, the Chicago-based commercial real estate investment and development firm, has signed AMLI Residential (AMLI) to a new, 30,219-square-foot, long-term lease at the Chicago Board of Trade Building. “We are thrilled AMLI has chosen the CBOT Building,” said GlenStar Managing Director Christian Domin. “It further validates the successful repositioning of the property and its… Read more

Two Deals Totaling 60,000 Square Feet Signed at the Chicago Board of Trade Building

CHICAGO, IL (January 8, 2015) – GlenStar Properties, the Chicago-based commercial real estate investment and development firm, has recently signed two notable transactions totaling 60,000 square feet at the Chicago Board of Trade Building. In the first, ADM Investor Services, Inc. (ADMIS) has signed a new, long-term lease for 30,136 square feet on the 21st floor. The firm will relocate from… Read more

GlenStar Properties, USAA Real Estate Companies bringing high-end amenities to Chicago Board of Trade building

(REJblog) by Dan Rafter – When GlenStar Properties and USAA Real Estate Company purchased the Chicago Board of Trade Building in 2012, the new owners promised to make changes at the iconic building in downtown Chicago. And the companies made good on that promise, launching a $25 million capital-improvement campaign at the site. The latest amenity that is part of that… Read more

CBOT Building Debuts Fitness Center – Newest Building Amenity to be Managed by Fitness Formula

PRESS RELEASE – CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) – As part of a $25 million capital improvement campaign launched by new ownership when it purchased the property in 2012, the Chicago Board of Trade Building recently unveiled its newest amenity, a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center. Fitness Formula will manage the club. “One of our goals was to breathe new life into… Read more

Chicago Board of Trade Building Earns BOMA 360 Designation in Recognition of Excellence in Building Management

CHICAGO, IL  – The Chicago Board of Trade Building has been designated a BOMA 360 Performance Building by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. The BOMA 360 Performance Program® validates and recognizes commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management. GlenStar Properties, LLC and partner USAA Real Estate Company purchased The Chicago Board of Trade Building… Read more

Landmark Chicago Board of Trade Building Attracts Techies With $30 Million Revamp and New Incubator

(builtinchicago.com) – When the Chicago Board of Trade was sold from CME Group to GlenStar Properties and USAA Real Estate in early 2012, it was still the “old boys club” it always had been. But a $30 million revamping portends futuristic plans for the 83-year-old building. “We love our traders,” said Christian Domin, managing director at GlenStar. “But tenant diversification… Read more

GlenStar Properties LLC and USAA Real Estate Company Announce Purchase of the Chicago Board of Trade Building from CME Group

GlenStar Properties LLC and USAA Real Estate Company have completed the acquisition of the landmark Chicago Board of Trade Building. This two-building office complex, totaling 1.3 million square feet, is the global financial center for financial and commodity futures and options products. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to reposition and introduce this iconic property to the market. Together,… Read more

Makeover planned for the CBOT building

(Crain’s) — After leading the $152 million acquisition of the Chicago Board of Trade Building in April, Michael Klein wants to give the tower an image makeover. Most office tenants see the 44-story Art Deco high-rise as “almost like a closed, clubby building” where traders buy and sell everything from corn to stock index futures, says Mr. Klein, principal at Chicago-based… Read more

Help Us, Help Others

Join GlenStar from November 19 to 30 as we collect nonperishable food for our annual Holiday Food Drive. All items will be donated to the Food Depository, which feeds more than 120,000 individuals each week in Cook County. Collection bags will be provided next to the collection drums in the North and South Lobbies. Suggested items to contribute include canned… Read more

Light It Up

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For 31 days, GlenStar will light the Ceres statue on top of the CBOT building pink to remind everyone of the importance of early detection, which enables survival amongst 96 percent of women. GlenStar and CBOT are joining hundreds of Chicago landmarks in participation of Light the Way to Find a Cure, an… Read more