Cawley Insights

Celebrating International Women's Day

Posted by Jessica Polito on Mar 8, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Celebrated since the early 1900's, International Women's Day became a United Nations-sanctioned, global holiday in1975. For 2019, the UN decided on the theme "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change." This is a time where we can reflect and appreciate the contributions made by women in society. Not all great stories make it to the books, movies, or social media, but know that your voice and actions matter. 

There are countless accomplishments taking place every day, but we've gathered a few we wanted to share with you on International Women's Day. 

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Topics: chicago, chicagoland, CawleyChicago, IWD, BalanceForBetter, InternationalWomensDay, IWD2019

Love is in The Air

Posted by Jessica Polito on Feb 14, 2019 2:34:07 PM

Today's the day; Valentine's Day! Don't forget to get something for that special someone to show them how much you love and care about them!

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Topics: chicago, chicagoland, CawleyChicago, FunFacts, Valentines Day, Valentine

Opportunity Zones in Chicago

Posted by Jessica Polito on Jan 31, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Established in 2017, opportunity zones were created to supply tax advantages for certain investments in lower income areas. To put in perspective the amount of opportunity zones in Chicago, there were roughly 500 census tracts eligible, but only 133 were approved (BisNow). In this particular article, the focus is placed on three areas in Chicago predicted to highly benefit as part of the opportunity zones, especially in the long term.

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Topics: Office, Industrial, office real estate, investment, industiral real estate, chicago, Real Estate, CRE, Commercial Real Estate, Bisnow, CBRE, Opportunity Zones

Expectations For Chicago Area Industrial Market in 2019

Posted by Jessica Polito on Jan 17, 2019 3:00:00 PM

The Chicagoland industrial market finished strong in 2018, but will it live up to the same success in 2019? The market is slightly overbuilt, but that is not preventing companies from taking advantage of the Chicagoland area. As the Midwest hub, the market is expected to perform well and hopefully record another great year in the books.

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Topics: Industrial, e-commerce, distribution, industrial real estate, chicago, chicagoland, CawleyChicago, O'Hare, CRE, REJournals, Last-mile warehouse, Commercial Real Estate, Bisnow

What's in Store For CRE in 2019?

Posted by Jessica Polito on Dec 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM

With 2019 right around the corner, everyone is focused on what the commercial real estate industry will look like in the new year. Industrial performed well in 2018 and the office sector stayed steady. Most analysts believe industrial will continue to thrive due to the growing e-commerce industry. As for offices, technology will definitely play a factor in the success as well as the flexibility of the space and lease options.

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Topics: Office, Industrial, e-commerce, office real estate, industrial real estate, chicago, chicagoland, CRE, Commercial Real Estate

'Tis The Season of Giving

Posted by Jessica Polito on Dec 13, 2018 2:15:00 PM

Doing the most good® is the sole purpose of The Salvation Army. Founded by William Booth in 1865, The Salvation Army continues to provide assistance to 130 countries worldwide. In a recent article they were ranked No. 2 for “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In 2017, The Salvation Army served 52,259,152 meals to the hungry and collected over $2 million in donations.

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Topics: chicago, chicagoland, CawleyChicago, Holiday, Salvation Army, Giving, seasonofgiving, Angel Tree

Halloween SPOOKtacular Facts

Posted by Jessica Polito on Oct 30, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Monsters, witches, and pirates! Tomorrow is Halloween and we know you can't wait to go trick-or-treating with the kids! In the meantime, we've gathered some spook-tacular facts about this long celebrated tradition. So put on a scary movie and carve some pumpkins, Halloween is almost here!

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Topics: chicago, chicagoland, Fall, Pumpkin Patch, October, Pumpkin, FunFacts, Halloween

So You're Saying There's a Chance...

Posted by Jessica Polito on Oct 22, 2018 2:22:00 PM

If you haven't already heard, the Mega Millions has climbed to a historic $1.6 Billion, since there was no winner on Friday's drawing last week. In order to win, you must match all of the winning numbers, which includes: 5 numbers between 1-70 and the Mega Million ball between 1-25. What are your odds to win? 1 in 302,575,350.

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Topics: chicago, Mega Millions, Odds, Lottery

Fun-Filled Fall Activities

Posted by Jessica Polito on Oct 11, 2018 3:00:42 PM

Sweater weather, pumpkin carving, and haunted houses, fall is the season to explore the great outdoors and the beautiful scenery nature has to offer. Whether you're visiting the pumpkin patch, hanging out with friends at Oktoberfest, or picking apples for homemade pie, events are taking place all over the Chicagoland area this fall. Take advantage of the fun and make some memories! 

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Topics: chicago, chicagoland, festivals, Fall, Pumpkin Patch, October, Fall Activities

Chicago Industrial Vacancy Rate at its Lowest Since 2001

Posted by Jessica Polito on Aug 21, 2018 3:27:49 PM


In 2001, a gallon of gas was $1.46, Wikipedia launched online, and Apple released the first ever iPod. This was also the last time Chicago has seen one of its lowest vacancy rates in the industrial market. In the second quarter of 2018, the vacancy rate was at 6.44%.

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Topics: Industrial, e-commerce, industrial real estate, chicago, Vacancy Rate