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    Grant Thornton Gets Its Name Out There

    By | November 28, 2012

    Starting in 2015, Grant Thornton will be moving into the Chicago Title & Trust Co. building but more importantly will get naming rights meaning that 161. N. Clark St. will be known as the Grant Thornton something.

    But what? GTower? The Chipman Center? Big GT? Presumably all of these plus whatever else you can come up with. 

    The former Chicago Title & Trust Co. building in the Loop is getting a new anchor tenant and a new name. Accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP is moving its headquarters to 161 N. Clark St., a deal that includes naming rights at the 50-story tower. The 137,000-square-foot lease fills a big hole for New York-based owner Tishman Speyer Properties L.P., after Chicago Title moved last month to 10 S. LaSalle St. The 1.1-million-square-foot tower is expected to be about 95 percent occupied when Grant Thornton begins its lease there in 2015.
    And you can bet there will be a big "Welcome Dynamic Clients" door mat. 


    • CPALady

      G-Unit? Please? Anyone at GT listening?

      • Guest4Ever

        I fully endorse this name.

    • Purplelicious

      You occupy 137K/1.1M or 13% of the square footage of a building and you get naming rights, Impressive negotiating skills by the Purple Rose of Chicago.
      Maybe they should get 13% of the naming rights like the “G and 12 other letters to be named later building”. Clearly GT has “An Instinct for Naming Rights”.

    • John

      The Purple Palace

    • GT Escapee

      G-Spot. You know you want to. Ladies will be eager to come. Then again, maybe not, men will have trouble finding it.