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Quinn Emanuel Expands, While Maron Marvel Joins the Building

November 29, 2022

CHICAGO – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces it has represented building ownership on a lease expansion and a new lease at 191 N. Wacker Drive, a 37-story, 733,759-square-foot office building in Chicago’s West Loop submarket. Manulife Investment Management, on behalf of owners Allianz Real Estate and AZ/JH CO-INVESTMENT VENTURE (IL) LP., was represented by TRS’ Senior Vice Presidents Katie Steele and Kathleen Bertrand in the transactions.

The transactions include:

  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, an international business litigation law firm, expanded and extended its lease from 18,864 square feet to a 26,300-square-foot space. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was represented in lease negotiations by Kyle Kamin of CBRE.
  • Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC, a national litigation defense law firm, signed a new lease for 10,121 square feet. The space is one of two spec suites recently leased in the building. Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC was represented in lease negotiations by Jeff Liljeberg of JLL.

“In addition to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s expansion, we are pleased to welcome Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy to the building,” said Michael Basic, managing director, U.S. real estate asset management of Manulife Investment Management. “We are thrilled to see existing tenants choosing to stay and expand while also welcoming new tenants. 191 N. Wacker offers a convenient location with parking, and best-in-class move-in ready space, all of which are crucial for companies as they make real estate decisions.”

“Coming out of the pandemic, we are seeing a heightened focus on proximity to transportation as companies push for employees to return to the office,” said Steele. “The building is located within walking distance to the Riverwalk, the River North entertainment and dining district, and both the Clark/Lake and Washington/Wells “L” stations, as well as Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.”

191 N. Wacker’s current availabilities include a 100,000-square-foot high-rise penthouse block with expansive views of the Chicago River and cityscape. Ownership is currently planning to build more spec suites to meet demand. 191 N Wacker also renovated the tenant lounge and fitness center in addition to a new, modernized lobby welcoming tenants to this West Loop, Class A asset.

About Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is a 900+ attorney, award-winning business litigation and arbitration law firm with 31 offices around the globe. Quinn Emanuel differentiates itself from other big United States law firms by trying cases. We are trial lawyers, not just litigators and we win. We represent Fortune 500 companies and other enterprises for virtually every type of business dispute. To learn more, please visit

About Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC
From the start, Maron Marvel attorneys had a passion for superior work product, a distinctive culture rooted in mass tort litigation, and an obsession with exceptional client service. Today, Maron Marvel is best-in-show in national litigation risk management and mass tort defense. The firm serves as national, regional, and trial counsel to Fortune 500 companies with multiple operations located in the most dangerous plaintiff jurisdictions in the country. Maron Marvel’s clients come from the energy, construction, manufacturing, technology, transportation, insurance, and liability-related industries. In addition to mass toxic torts, the firm also offers legal services concerning commercial disputes and liability-related defense.

Maron Marvel’s devoted attorneys and staff work in synchrony to climb higher, smarter, and faster to elevate national litigation risk management. Our lawyers are focused on winning by fearless, loyal, efficient, and steadfast. We are equally committed to making the world and legal profession better through dedicated DEI, community service, and attorney development work. To learn more, please visit

About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

About Manulife Investment Management  
Manulife Investment Management is the global brand for the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 19 geographies. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit

Media Contact:
Mallory Martin

Katie Steele

Senior Vice President

Chicago, Illinois

(312) 881-7062

Kathleen Bertrand

Senior Vice President

Chicago, Illinois

(312) 881-7046