Power Home Remodeling Group quadruples its Midwest headquarters within O’Hare submarket

We are thrilled that Power Home Remodeling Group has chosen the Bradley Business Center for their new midwest home!!

Bisnow Chicago Deal Sheet

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The Bradley Business Center offers Game Changer on North Side

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Near North Side Office Space – Work in Chicago’s Fastest Growing Urban Centers

Anyone in the process of searching for office space understands the importance location has as a factor in their decision. As we have discussed previously, the right location can help draw a better pool of talent to hire, it can attract clients, and it should be full of the amenities you seek. Another factor in your decision should be the growth rate and residential real estate statistics. A neighborhood experiencing a rise in home sales helps show off that area’s growth. More homes being sold means that the people are taking an interest and investing in those areas.

A recent article published in Crain’s Chicago highlighted the near north side as an area experiencing a surge in home sales. Avondale, Morgan Park, Lincoln Square and North Center all topped the list reporting the highest percentage increases. For example, North Center saw a 40.3% increase from the same period in 2014. These kinds of sales numbers lead to big growth. And trends are showing that this growth isn’t slowing down anytime soon. These neighborhoods, as well as others on Chicago’s North and Northwest sides, feature reasonably priced homes and property while other areas are not growing as rapidly due to inflated prices.

Why should you care as a business owner about home sales in the neighborhood where you work? Studies show that a great majority of people choose to find work in the general area in which they live. The closer the job to the home the better for commuting and work/life balance. The highly sought-after Millennial workforce feels particularly strong about working where they live. “Sixty-two percent [of Millennials] indicate they prefer to live in the type of mixed-use communities found in urban centers, where they can be close to shops, restaurants and offices. They are currently living in these urban areas at a higher rate than any other generation, and 40 percent say they would like to live in an urban area in the future”. (source) Lincoln Square, North Center, Avondale, Roscoe Village and Morgan Park are all booming urban areas in Chicago that would be perfect for your next (or new) office location.

Highlights of Chicago’s Near North Side Urban Centers:

  • Proximity to the Chicago River
  • CTA “L” Train and Bus Stops throughout the area
  • Metra Rail Stops
  • Beautiful Architecture – historic buildings dating back to the early days of Chicago
  • Top-rated schools and parks
  • Restaurants run by world renowned chefs
  • Festivals, Music, and Entertainment
  • Recreation Centers and Sports Facilities

Near North Side Office Space at the Bradley Business Center

The Bradley Business Center is proud to be located near these vibrant and growing urban centers. Our corporate and shared office spaces are perfect for businesses with one or a hundred or employees. Not only are we located near so many wonderful attractions, but our center features a list of amenities providing a true “work like you live” opportunity. Our neighbors feature companies of all sizes, both locally owned and nationally known which can provide you with countless chances to expand our network. Make an appointment to see the Bradley Business Center for yourself and explore this near north side office space full of amenities and benefits. Contact our leasing agent, Brett Berlin today – we look forward to welcoming you to our neighborhood!

5 Reasons Summer is the Perfect Time to Move to a Shared Office Space

Summer is a great time to secure a shared office space. Between the growing number of people hanging around your house and the flexibility you need to travel, a shared office space can help solve a lot of problems for entrepreneurs.
Click through the slideshow below to learn more about how shared office space can help you work and live better this summer.

Show off Your Company’s Image with Creative Office Space Design

Did you know that there is such a thing as National Cubicle Day? Well, there is..as silly as that may seem. It seems outdated to honor a design style that seems to be falling by the wayside as quickly as fax machines and rotary telephones. But April 28th was the day set aside to celebrate these carpet-covered, creativity-killing barriers. Thankfully, in the last ten years office space design has moved far beyond cubicles. Companies are using their design to show off who they are to customers, employees and visitors. We discussed creating a productive office space a while back, but here we would like to speak to creative office space design that will help project a positive image to your clients, with creativity and flexibility.

A few years ago, tech companies and young startups were the only businesses being found to stray from the typical cubicle office space design. It seemed to make sense that companies trying to revolutionize electronics, computing, and communications would need open, fun designs to foster collaborative work. However, over the last few years the other business sectors saw that these companies were acquiring the best talent and building wonderful client relationships. Much of this success was being attributed to their unique spaces. Now, in 2014, 75% of US offices have open floor plans. (source) It seems that a well-planned, creative office space design helps companies project who they are — and who they want to be – for their customers.

This article in Mashable featured a few companies who have set up their offices to display their collaborative spirit. These companies’ designs range from simplistic to elaborate, but they all share a common goal; to present who they are to all that enter. One company, Quirky, is on the far end of the spectrum. They created a Jetsons-style office setting, which is apparent from the minute a visitor approaches the entrance. They wanted to make sure that customers knew that they valued design above all else. “The design room is the first thing you see when you walk into Quirky, and it’s where all the magic happens. Even if you’re not working in the shop, you’re constantly passing it when getting to and from meetings. It’s where all of the inventors’ ideas become a real physical product.”

Not all office spaces need to be space-aged to show off a great working environment. Simplicity in design can show focus, attention to detail and ease. Since many options exist for modern office space design, it is important to settle in a location that will allow you to create who you are. Your company should feel like a space can become anything, instead of settling for a space in which they cannot envision their success. “We were lucky in that we were starting with a blank slate [the site was previously a textile factory], so we were able to design the perfect space for our needs,” says Natasha Whitledge, facilities manager (CB2). (source)

Once you have settled on a creative office space design that best suits your business, finding a single story flex space may offer you the most options to support your design. This type of space offers high ceilings and is a “blank slate” that can adapt to your vision. You can read more about Single Story Flex space and its benefits here.

Innovation and creativity in office space design are something that we at the Bradley Business Center value. We strive to offer all of our tenants space that will allow them to put their best foot forward to their customers. If you are considering a new office space design, consider a new location, as well. Our center can provide you with the amenities you need, with a prime North Side Chicago location. Contact us right away to get started planning for your new, creative office at the Bradley Business Center.