Glassdoor Commits to Chicago’s Fulton Market

The company will be joining the district's high-profile tenant roster next year.

By Ioana Neamt

1330 W. Fulton St., Chicago
1330 W. Fulton St., Chicago

Chicago—Popular jobs and recruiting marketplace Glassdoor will be joining Fulton Market’s high-profile tenant roster next year. The Sausalisto, Calif.-based company has signed a 13-year lease to occupy 1.5 floors within Sterling Bay’s Fulton West development.

“A world-class workforce plus access to transportation and capital make Chicago the perfect location for a high-tech company like Glassdoor to thrive,” Mayor Emanuel said in a prepared statement. “This vote of confidence in Chicago will mean economic opportunities for residents in our neighborhoods.”

Glassdoor will move into its new 51,500-square-foot office at 1330 W. Fulton St., in the second half of 2017. The company currently employs roughly 50 people in a temporary office location, and plans to expand this number to more than 100 by year-end 2016. Glassdoor also expects to grow its Windy City workforce to more than 400 employees over the next five years. Its intention to open a new Chicago office was announced back in December, though no location had been selected at the time.

“We’re passionate about maintaining our vibrant culture, and Chicago’s workforce combines great talent with Midwestern values,” said Glassdoor Co-founder & CEO Robert Hohman. “We’re growing incredibly fast in Chicago and are excited to make Glassdoor’s long-term home in Fulton Market. We have already assembled a terrific team who are planting the seeds in Chicago for what we expect to be a vital hub for Glassdoor in the years ahead.”

Conveniently situated in the city’s bustling Fulton Market District, Fulton West is a 311,818-square-foot, nine-story office building scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017. The property offers easy access to a CTA ‘L’ stop just a few blocks away, as well as shuttle bus service to nearby commuter train stations. Fulton West incorporates 21,818 square feet of first-floor retail space and 610 parking spaces, and features amenities such as a private roof deck, balconies, and 20,000 square feet of landscaped green space.

The rapidly growing Fulton Market District in the West Loop has become a hotspot for companies looking for quality office space in the crowded metro. One such company is tech giant Google, who will be setting up its Chicago headquarters at 1KFulton, also developed by Sterling Bay Cos.