Macy’s Flagship

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Brookfield Properties renovated one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, the historic Marshall Field’s department store and current Macy’s flagship store in the loop.

The renovation included 650,000 square feet of premier office space, as well as first in class amenities and rooftop deck with expansive views of Lake Michigan. The retrofit and renovation preserved the beautiful historical features that makes this building so iconic, and still brought the critical components for an office user up to Class-A condition.

The name Marshall Field’s is rooted deep in Chicago’s history, its flag-ship retail State Street building is an iconic place to shop for patrons across the country. Clayco and The Lamar Johnson Collaborative worked alongside our clients at Brookfield to design and construct a lower level building infrastructure renovation, a new entry and lobby with fourteen completely new high speed elevators forming a modern access way to the top floors, and an office build-out of the iconic structure’s highest seven floors, complete with incredible amenities.

Renovations in the lower levels enhance aesthetics inside and out, including a new grand entrance and exterior canopy at the new office space address of 24 East Washington, leading into a brand new main lobby. The lower level design remains loyal to Marshall Field’s classic ornamental gold features while adding warm, modern finishes. Top floors, eight through fourteen, were remediated from their historic condition and transformed into white space for office build-outs.

The collaborative design-build project is a successful example of how Clayco and LJC work together to uphold the integrity of a historic structure while redesigning 650,000 square feet of space for a new purpose. Macy’s Flagship office space and its rooftop terrace maintain its iconic status and will be sought-after by tenants for years to come.

In addition to downtown views, state-of-the-art amenities finish off the high floors, including an indoor/outdoor roof-top terrace, fitness center, and additional meeting space. Construction required extensive structural coordination given the scope of work and age of the building, and collaborative contractibility planning around the operating retail space. In addition to team partners with historical landmark experience, our team procured nationally recognized historical renovation consultants.

About Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company, providing industry-leading portfolio management and development capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management — a global alternative asset manager with over $350 billion in AUM.

Brookfield Properties develops and manages premier real estate with a focus on maximizing the tenant experience in addition to the investment and operational performance of the asset. We also focus on integrating leading-edge real estate technologies which enables us to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability – benefiting not only our tenants, residents and business partners, but also the communities in which we operate.

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Award Winning Expertise

Macy’s Flagship 24 E Washington Street was awarded Office Redevelopment Project of the Year. The Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative teams had a great night at the 2021 Illinois RE Journals Awards. We share the honor with our incredible partners, team members, and clients, especially Brookfield Properties.




Chicago, Illinois


740,000 SF / 15 Stories


  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative


LEEDv4 Core and Shell Silver

2021 Illinois RE Journals Awards: Office Redevelopment Project of the Year