Uber Signs Huge Lease For the Old Post Office Development in Dowtown Chicago

Posted by Leo Clark. on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 3:03pm.

Uber is expanding in Chicago, this time gearing up for a move into a massive amount of rental space inside Chicago’s Old Post Office. The rideshare company reportedly signed a lease for 450,000 square feet of space in the building.

That makes it the building’s largest tenant by far. Until recently, Walgreens held the largest lease with 200,000 square feet of space.

Construction is slated to begin next spring on the new Uber offices. According to reports, the space will help accommodate thousands of Uber employees. Several months ago, Uber acknowledged it was looking for a larger space to consolidate its Uber Freight workers with employees from Uber Eats and Uber Ride.

While the company started with just 5,000 square feet five years ago, it quickly grew into its current 200,0000 square feet of office space. That will more than double when the new offices open in the Old Post Office.

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