‘It has been absolutely fantastic’
One North Wacker Drive Elevates Wipfli’s Accounting and Consulting Services with Vibrant Workplace, Finest Amenities and Conveniences
Lawrence Horwich finally found the perfect location for his storied company’s downtown Chicago headquarters.
As a partner in Wipfli’s business valuation and corporate finance practices, Horwich had attended several meetings in One North Wacker, the soaring office tower in the submarket of Chicago’s Central Business District.
The sophisticated structure, with its open-plan workspaces, dining options and connectivity to downtown resources in the heart of the Loop, left a lasting impression.
Years later, when Horwich was tasked with consolidating the accounting firm into a single large office property, he recalled the premier One North Wacker.
“Our representative brought us several choices and we ultimately chose the best one,” Horwich said. “It has been absolutely fantastic.”
Horwich said One North Wacker’s design and wide range of amenities benefit the Wipfli team individually and as a whole. With its central location to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment options and everyday conveniences downtown Chicago offers, the 51-story trophy building provides a flexible, dynamic and collaborative space, he explained.
Relocating to One North Wacker has simplified the commute for Wipfli’s 85 full-time employees, Horwich said: The tower is just steps away from the CTA bus and “L” systems and within walking distance to Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center. Its dedicated underground parking garage also provides many long-term benefits for the associates who work on the weekends, he said.
Wipfli’s staff takes full advantage of One North Wacker’s first-class amenities, from finding outstanding breakfast or lunch options in the private 30th floor café, to taking clients for dinner or a drink after hours at the acclaimed One North Kitchen and Bar. As health club prices have risen throughout the years, team members have relished in using KINETIC, an Irvine Company signature amenity featuring a complete line of fitness equipment, classrooms, locker rooms and spa services, Horwich said.
For nearly a century, Wipfli has had been admired for providing industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services. Welcoming the firm’s many colleagues, clients and staff in the 9,000-square-foot conference center for training spaces and meetings has proven invaluable in upholding Wipfli’s reputation for first-class industry service, Horwich said.
“These features have all been tremendous benefits for us,” he added. “The team really loves the building, amenities and location. There hasn’t been a single person unhappy with the move.”