CBRE is expanding a 14,000 sq. ft lease to expand Cour Pharmaceuticals' life science and emergency biotechnology footprint within the Illinois Science and Technology Park in Skokie, Ill. With the addition, Cour Pharmaceuticals now leases around 25,000 sq. ft. in the park. Among the top 12 U.S. life-science markets, Chicago has seen a substantial uptick in inventory, with nearly 1 million sq. ft. of Class A lab space delivered or under construction since 2020, primarily in Fulton Market. Historically, a lack of available lab space had been a significant impediment to the growth of Chicago's research-based life sciences sector. Chicago has 704,545 sq. ft. of space currently under construction, all of which being new, ground-up construction that is expected to deliver by the end of 2024.