—Motorola Mobility has signed a lease to occupy 572,000 sq. ft. at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart Building, owned by New Jersey-based Vornado Realty Trust. The lease is expected to commence in early 2013.
Totaling 3.5 million sq. ft., the Merchandise Mart is LEED Certified and spans two city blocks with 200,000-sq.-ft. floors. Built by Marshall Field Company, the Mart opened in 1930.
Vornado acquired the property in 1998.
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, creates mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video anddelivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices.