Case Study / The Rookery | Chicago



  • Property Management, Project Management


  • 288,924 RSF


  • 2009 – Present


Project Summary

As one of the most historically significant buildings in Chicago, The Rookery is a unique enclave for businesses that value a prestigious presence. An icon in the center of Chicago’s downtown Financial District, The Rookery seamlessly combines the flair of an era gone by with state-of-the-art building systems and technology. Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1972 after being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, The Rookery is universally considered an architectural masterpiece.

TOBY Winner

BOMI International "The Outstanding Building of the Year"





35% Increase

Energy Star

The Property

The Rookery is one of Chicago’s most sought after buildings. Tenants enjoy the building’s rich historical significance and its state-of-the-art systems and technologies. The large exterior windows and exposure to the magnificent light court provide abundant natural light to the office spaces. We invite you to visit The Rookery and to become a part of Chicago’s beloved icon.

Our Role

Since assuming management for the property in 2009, The John Buck Company has achieved numerous accomplishments at The Rookery including: increasing Energy Score by 35%, implemented energy reduction measures resulting in annual savings of 650,000 kWh, and successfully completing several complicated capital projects such as the Adams Street Vault, Exterior Lighting, and Facade Project.

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