5,000-Square-Foot Tenant Lounge Sets New Design Standard for Office Amenities
CHICAGO – April 26, 2021 – CIM Group and Golub & Company have announced the opening of The Front Room, a new 5,000-square-foot tenant lounge on the third floor of 444 N. Michigan Avenue. Designed by Huntsman Architectural Group, The Front Room was completely reimagined as part of a larger building repositioning program. The design language for the building’s public areas is rooted in hospitality and focuses on a welcoming experience “from street to suite.”
“The Front Room at 444 N. Michigan is a stunning new lounge with welcoming design features that set the building apart from the rest of the market,” said Bethany Chang, Managing Director of On-Site Property Management at CIM Group. “Featuring a game room, a curved bar stocked with beverages, and a variety of communal seating and gathering spaces with floor-to-ceiling views of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The Front Room is yet another example of our commitment to providing superior amenities and services to our tenants.”
“During our first tour of the vacant space at 444, the design team was immediately drawn to the window line on Michigan Avenue, and we knew the space had to capture the energy from outside,” said Huntsman Principal Andrew Volckens. “Our primary goal was to create a collection of design ‘moments’ that provide a landscape of choice for occupants of The Front Room.”
CIM Group and Golub & Company have owned 444 N. Michigan Avenue since 2018. The 36-story, 517,000-square-foot office building with ground floor retail is located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, and directly across the street from another CIM/Golub joint venture, the Tribune Tower redevelopment.
“While it’s nothing new for building owners to add shared amenities to office buildings, The Front Room sets a new standard for design and community,” said Sandy Macaluso, Senior Vice President of Leasing at Golub & Company. “Leasing velocity is increasing and tenants are anxious to have beautiful spaces away from their homes where they can take a break, socialize, or have their lunch. We are already seeing a tremendous positive response to the space.”