Ernst & Young is establishing a foothold in Fulton Market, with plans to open an office next year in a Sterling Bay-developed building.
The global accounting giant signed a lease for 40,000 square feet on the ninth floor at 333 North Green Street, according to Crain’s.
Sterling Bay is scheduled to finish the 19-story GR333N building this year. It’s part of a larger office complex the firm is developing on the former Coyne College campus and parking lot, which it bought in 2016 for $25 million.
The 555,000-square-foot building is now 80 percent leased. Other tenants include ad agency WPP, which signed a 253,000-square-foot anchor lease and co-working firm Convene, which is taking 95,000 square feet.
Ernst & Young, which now brands itself as EY, has its main Chicago office at 155 North Wacker Drive. Some of the 3,500 employees who work there will move to the Fulton Market space, according to Crain’s. [Crain’s] — John O’Brien