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October 25, 2023

ULRI Making Final Touches on Evanston Office Space

The organizations have leased 53,000 square feet of space on the top four floors of 1603 Orrington Ave. and will move there from the UL campus in Northbrook, where the enterprise has been based since 1979.While the office vacancy rate in Evanston, Ill., has climbed slightly to nearly 13% since early this year, the executive director of nonprofit group Downtown Evanston says the arrival of UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement is “exciting.” 

Kristen Delphos, ULRI’s VP of communications and public affairs, agrees. 

As she tells the Daily Northwestern’s Shun Graves...

Kristen Delphos "Having more of that proximity to transportation, to restaurants — a lot of our talent coming into the workforce now has different kinds of demands. That sort of live, work, play concept that you have in a city like Evanston is actually really attractive to us as an employer.”

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