CBOT Building

New Art Just the Latest Amenity in the CBOT Building

Glenstar Properties, the owners of the the Art Deco Board of Trade Building, added some new eye-popping art to its second floor lobby that has turned heads and sparked questions. You can’t miss the collection of colorful prints as you exit the elevator lobby  after...

Trading Tech 300 is the Opportunity of a Lifetime

On November 19, 2015 the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards will be given out by the Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America. These are not awards for the shiniest new technology or product, but rather to honor those firms who have shown great heart,...

John Lothian Summer Intern Education Series Update

Our summer Intern Education Series is ready to start tomorrow and we are nearly sold out.  In fact, we had to move the 7/23 venue because of the demand for spaces on that date. We are sold out for the 7/18, 7/25 and 7/30 events.  The 7/23 event will now also be held...

CBOT Building Owners Sponsor MarketsWiki

John Lothian News is pleased to announce that the CBOT Building and its new owners, GlenStar Properties and USAA Real Estate Company, have agreed to become a Partner level sponsor of MarketsWiki.   The new ownership team is redeveloping the 1.3 million square foot...

Occupy Part 2

The words from the guy with the microphone were muffled, but he got the crowd of a couple hundred protesters revved up in the mall area next to the Chicago Board of Trade building on Tuesday afternoon with the chant  “Shame on You.” Among the pictures of Occupy’s...

Guest Commentary: CME Group knows location matters…

Guest Commentary By Jim Ginsburg: Last week in this newsletter, Messrs. Lothian and Kharouf argued the merits of CME Group’s sale of its iconic real estate holdings at the foot of LaSalle Street.  At issue was whether CME should deploy its capital on real estate.  Mr....

Global Trade

In response to John Lothian’s column “A Bad Trade” on Thursday, which argued that the CME Group should not sell the iconic CBOT building in Chicago: It is often said that futures trades are a zero-sum game, where for every winner there is a loser on the other side of...

A Bad Trade

Word broke yesterday that the CME Group had a buyer for the historic CBOT Building and the deal would close by June.  The price of the deal was $150 to $180 million. I just have one question.  What numbskulls would sell a building at the corner of LaSalle and Jackson...

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