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Optima, Inc. Announces 100% Leasing Milestone for Business Suites at Optima Signature Apartment Tower in Chicago’s Streeterville Neighborhood

April 10, 2020

In a reflection of the increased demand for high-quality coworking space in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, Optima, Inc. today announced it has leased all 22 furnished office suites at Optima Signature, a 57-story, 490-unit Class A tower at 220 E. Illinois St.

“When we designed the Optima Signature office suites, our goal was to deliver a unique coworking space that stayed true to the Optima lifestyle by offering the ultimate living experience near Michigan Avenue and the Riverwalk,” said David Hovey Sr., CEO of Optima, Inc. “The fact that the office suites at Optima Signature leased in under a year shows our shared office experience resonated with the growing number of professionals who work remotely in this area.”

Available to residents as well as nonresidents of Optima Signature, the office suites allow users to work just steps from Michigan Avenue and also enjoy a number of the building’s luxury amenities, such as its state-of-the art fitness center with fully-equipped locker rooms, spa and steam rooms. The suites range in size from 194 to 1,610 square feet and include work stations, a mini-fridge, built-in cabinetry and window treatments, with some suites also featuring round conference tables and chairs for team meetings. Business suite users also have access to a conference room with high-tech audio/visual, shared kitchen and dining area. Rents range from $1,000 to $2,800 per month.

Optima Signature’s business suite users range from tech startups and fitness instructors to an international publication in need of a Chicago headquarters. Steven DeLuca, an Optima Signature resident and principal at an Arizona-based real estate company, started out leasing a one-desk suite in the building, but soon upgraded to a larger suite to better accommodate meetings when his business partners travel from out of town.

Upon relocating to Chicago a few years ago, DeLuca initially leased shared office space from a national coworking provider, but made the switch when Optima Signature’s office suites became available.

“I needed a space that was conveniently located and allowed for privacy and professionalism,” said DeLuca. said. “I also wanted something that went a step above an open floor plan so I could host meetings and conference calls in a quiet setting. Having my office downstairs from my home is an added convenience that promotes the work-life balance I value.”

In addition to offering its residents immediate proximity to coworking space, Optima Signature also features 58,000 square feet of professional and retail space, which it has currently leased to Egg Harbor Café, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch with 20 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Georgia; Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile, a California-based school; GoodVets Streeterville, a full-service veterinarian redefining pet care; RUNAWAY fitness, a run conditioning fitness studio; and Bedazzled Nails & Spa.

“Optima Signature is the only Chicago luxury apartment building that offers its residents and business suite tenants the flexibility to do everything – from a quick drop-off at the school located downstairs and meeting friends for breakfast or lunch at a top restaurant or ordering onsite room service to working out using one of our amenities and shopping at Whole Foods – without ever stepping foot outside their building,” Hovey said. “That level of convenience is unmatched in this market.”

Designed by award-winning architect David Hovey Sr. and completed in 2017, Optima Signature is a LEED Certified luxury rental development featuring 1.5 acres of amenity space. Optima Signature’s amenities include: resort-style indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools; cabanas and bars; a cutting-edge fitness center with a sauna, steam rooms and WELLBEATS™ virtual workout studio; resident lounge with coffee bar; basketball, squash and bocce ball courts; video fitness studio; golf simulator and putting green; and outdoor terrace with lounge furnishings, fire pits and whirlpool. Another floor has a fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment, yoga studio, indoor lap pool, whirlpool spa and children’s play area. Outdoor amenities include a 40-yard running track, dog park, children’s play area, whirlpool spa, cabanas, lounge seating, televisions, co-ed sauna and steam rooms, two full kitchens, grilling stations and dining areas.

To inquire about upcoming coworking office availability at Optima Signature or to join the waitlist, contact Ali Burnham at

About Optima, Inc.:

Optima, Inc is a privately-held, design-driven real estate development firm with offices in Illinois and Arizona. For more than 40 years, Optima has been developing, designing, building, marketing and managing striking urban and suburban luxury residential communities. From the beginning, Optima aimed to reinvent housing by integrating the functions involved in new construction within one company. Optima controls and executes every aspect of the process in-house – development, design, construction, sales and management – for a dynamic system that offers greater focus and fluidity. Optima is committed to delivering extraordinary living through design, innovation, sustainability and management. The result has been the creation of over 40 communities in Arizona and Illinois, along with being nationally recognized with over 50 prestigious awards. Learn more at Optima.Inc.


Optima Signature, a luxury apartment tower off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile near the Chicago River, has fully leased its 22 office suites for residents and nonresidents.