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Colliers Brokers Sale of 486,062 SF Industrial Portfolio in Metro Chicago

CHICAGO — Colliers International has brokered the sale of a three-building, 486,062-square-foot industrial portfolio in metro Chicago for an undisclosed price. Built between 1972 and 1984, the properties have been updated with truck docking, trailer parking and new lighting. The facilities include a 212,728-square-foot warehouse in Batavia, a 204,586-square-foot warehouse in Alsip, and a 68,728-square-foot property in St. Charles. The buildings are fully leased to four tenants. Jeff Devine …

Opus to Construct 86,000 SF Speculative Industrial Building in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, MINN. — The Opus Group has unveiled plans to construct an 86,000-square-foot speculative industrial building at the St. Paul Port Authority’s Beacon Bluff Business Center in St. Paul. Completion is slated for the end of this year. The building will feature a clear height of 24 feet. Opus Development Co. is the developer, Opus Design Build is the design-builder and Opus AE Group is the architect and structural engineer of record. Solutions Blue is the civil engineer. Todd Hanson …

HDA Designs 36,000 SF Office Building for Desco Group in Frontenac, Missouri

FRONTENAC, MO. — HDA Architects is designing a 36,000-square-foot office building on behalf of The Desco Group in Frontenac, a suburb of St. Louis. The property will feature underground parking, first-floor retail space and two floors of office space. The building is part of an $80 million mixed-use development that will include a Life Time Fitness and two stand-alone restaurants. The Desco Group is demolishing the Old Shriners Hospital in order to make way for the project. Completion is …

Darland Begins Construction of Pinnacle Bank-Anchored Property in Omaha

OMAHA, NEB. — Darland Construction Co. has broken ground on a new mixed-use development anchored by Pinnacle Bank in Omaha. Located at the northeast corner of 84th Street and West Dodge Road, the 16,600-square-foot building will feature a 7,500-square-foot main level with a retail bank branch and space for one additional tenant. A 9,000-square-foot second level will feature office space. The new bank will replace Pinnacle’s existing location at the southwest corner of the same intersection. …

Old Navy to Open at Outlets of Des Moines This Fall

ALTOONA, IOWA — Old Navy Outlet is set to open at the Outlets of Des Moines this fall. The men, women and kids clothing retailer will occupy 12,000 square feet. New England Development is the developer behind the 300,000-square-foot outlet center, which is located at 801 Bass Pro Drive near I-80. Current retailers at the property include LOFT Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Express Factory Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger and Under

Cushman & Wakefield Files for IPO

CHICAGO — Cushman & Wakefield has filed registration with the SEC for an initial public offering (IPO). The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined. Chicago-based Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms in the world with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. The 101-year-old firm, which reported revenues of $6.9 billion last year, manages approximately 3.5 billion …

CRG Breaks Ground on 12-Story Apartment Building in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

CHICAGO — CRG, Clayco’s real estate development group, has broken ground on a 12-story apartment building in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The development, located at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Wilson Avenue, will feature 149 units, 5,000 square feet of retail space and 29 parking spots. Amenities will include a 2,000-square-foot rooftop deck, coffee bar, exercise facility, business center and dog salon. Completion is slated for July 2019. Clayco is serving as the …

U-Haul to Acquire, Repurpose Former Kmart Building in Alton, Illinois

ALTON, ILL. — U-Haul plans to acquire an 84,180-square-foot building formerly occupied by Kmart in Alton, about 25 miles north of St. Louis, in August. U-Haul, which currently leases the property, will transform the space into 700 climate-controlled, self-storage units with truck and trailer sharing and towing equipment onsite. The building, which had previously been vacant for eight months, is located within the Seminary Plaza shopping center. Madison Plaza Associates was the seller. …

Boulder Group Arranges $5.2M Sale of Two Properties Net Leased to CVS in Ohio

HARTVILLE AND NORTH ROYALTON, OHIO — The Boulder Group has arranged the sale of two single-tenant properties net leased to CVS Pharmacy in Ohio for $5.2 million. The properties are located at 600 W. Maple St. in Hartville, about 15 miles north of Canton, and 8001 W. 130th St. in North Royalton, about 15 miles south of Cleveland. CVS has approximately five years remaining on its leases, which expire in January 2023. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented the …

Shake Shack to Open at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Shake Shack has unveiled plans to open at Easton Town Center in Columbus in early 2019. The burger restaurant, which also serves chicken sandwiches, fries and shakes, will occupy 3,523 square feet. The space will feature an outdoor patio and seating for more than 100 people. Tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes in keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to green architecture and eco-friendly construction. Easton Town Center is a $225 million mixed-use …