Office building back on market


Evanston's newest office building is on the market again.

The six-story 909 Davis St. building, completed in 2002, is now listed with the Jones Lang LaSalle brokerage firm.

Late last year the building reportedly was on the verge of being sold to Romanek Properties Ltd. of Northbrook. But that deal — priced at $39 million or $200 per square foot — fell through.

Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that the 195,000 square foot building is 95 percent leased. But three fourths of it is leased to a unit of textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt which is only using about half its space. That lease expires in 2017.

Developers of a planned new office building at Chicago Avenue and Main Street last week told neighborhood residents that the tight market for office space in Evanston is a key reason they're confident their project will succeed.

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