Calamos Investments Chooses Fulton East For New Downtown Chicago Office

April 30, 2021


With a sharp focus on establishing a downtown Chicago office presence for his global investment firm, Calamos Investments President and CEO John Koudounis toured more than three dozen office buildings before selecting Taylor Johnson client Fulton East for Calamos’ expansion. According to Koudounis, Fulton East stood out as the model of a post-COVID office, combining health-focused technology and biophilic design elements in a newly constructed boutique building. With hands-free elevators, an airPHX hospital-grade air and surface disinfection system, and a design that allows for abundant daylighting and easy access to fresh air, Fulton East offers a best-in-class environment for a safe and comfortable return to the office. Koudounis also cited Fulton East’s location at 215 N. Peoria St., in the heart of Fulton Market, and the stability afforded by the property’s long-term generational ownership structure as additional selling points that convinced the firm to lease the top two floors of the building.

Koudounis celebrated Naperville-based Calamos’ investment in the downtown office market earlier this week at a brief ceremony on the Fulton East rooftop, where Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Fulton East developers Bob Wislow and Camille Julmy of Parkside Realty joined him. TJ worked with Fulton East and Calamos to announce news of the lease, which was featured in Chicago Business JournalChicago TribuneREBusinessOnlineWGN RadioCoStar and more.

From left, Parkside Realty Vice Chairman Camille Julmy; Calamos Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer John Calamos Sr.; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Calamos President and CEO John Koudounis; and Parkside Realty Chairman and CEO Bob Wislow celebrate the Calamos lease on Fulton East’s rooftop. (Photo courtesy of the city of Chicago.)


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