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Conor Commercial Breaks Ground on 265,550 SF Industrial Building in Winfield, Illinois

WINFIELD, ILL. — Conor Commercial Real Estate has broken ground on North Avenue Commerce Center, a 265,550-square-foot speculative industrial building in Winfield, about 30 miles west of Chicago. The Class A facility will be situated on 17 acres at the southwest corner of North Avenue and Morton Road. The building can be subdivided into separate spaces of 60,000 square feet. Property features include a clear height of 32 feet, an ESFR sprinkler system, 56 exterior docks, four drive-in doors, …

SunTrust Provides $10.6M Acquisition Loan for Condo Deconversion in Chicago

CHICAGO — SunTrust Banks Inc. has provided a $10.6 million bridge loan for the acquisition and deconversion of Cambridge Commons in Chicago. Built in 1970, the property was renovated in 2000. After the closing on July 23, all of the units became apartment rentals. Manny Brown and John Gordon of SunTrust originated the loan on behalf of the borrower, a private equity firm. Areas such as Chicago are seeing more condo deconversions because it is difficult to find land for new developments to …

Blue Horseshoe Ventures Unveils Plans for $10M E-Sports Stadium at Planet Oasis Project in Ohio

DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO — Blue Horseshoe Ventures has unveiled plans to build a $10 million stadium dedicated to e-sports at its Planet Oasis project in Delaware County. The 30,000-square-foot, multi-level arena will be designed to host every form of competitive gaming and will feature a competition stage; 50-foot LED video wall; VIP lounges; a broadcast center and production studio; gamer-inspired menu; e-sports exhibition show matches; and a vintage video game cocktail bar. The new facility …

Wool Finance Arranges $4.5M Loan for Industrial Property in Stickney, Illinois

STICKNEY, ILL. — Wool Finance Partners has arranged a $4.5 million loan for the refinancing of Pershing Terminal in Stickney, about 10 miles southwest of Chicago. The fully leased property includes a 25,000-square-foot cross dock facility and a 13,000-square-foot maintenance facility on a 10-acre site. A West Coast-based life insurance company provided the loan. The undisclosed borrower obtained a lender environmental insurance policy, which insures the lender for any remediation costs in the …

Farbman Group Brokers $1.5M Sale of Office Building in Dearborn, Michigan

DEARBORN, MICH. — NAI Farbman has arranged the sale of a 35,800-square-foot office building in Dearborn for $1.5 million. The property, originally built in 1972 and formerly the United Airlines building, spans two stories on a 4.5-acre site at 17501 Michigan Ave. Ali Haidar of Farbman represented the buyer, 17501 Michigan Ave. Acquisitions LLC. UA Investment Group LLC was the seller. Farbman will handle management and leasing for the property, which will be rebranded as Dearborn Office …

Cleveland Industrial Market Embraces New Projects

The industrial real estate market in Cleveland has a long and storied history. The region’s market powered much of the overall growth in the early 20th century and, at that time, propelled Cleveland to the nation’s sixth largest city. The market transitioned to automotive production, which reached its peak in the 1960 and 1970s. Nearly half a million people were employed in the automotive sector during these decades, in plants operated by Ford, Chrysler and Chevrolet, or at the thousands …

McDonald’s Opens New Flagship Restaurant in Chicago

CHICAGO — McDonald’s has opened its newly designed flagship restaurant at Clark and Ontario streets in Chicago. The modern and environmentally friendly design features self-order kiosks, table service, mobile order and payment and delivery. The 19,000-square-foot restaurant includes green spaces and energy-saving features such as a vegetated rooftop, on-site solar panel array for renewable energy collection, LED lighting and more than70 trees at the ground level. Chicago-based Ross Barney …

HFF Arranges $30.5M Refinancing for Chicago’s Kinzie Hotel

CHICAGO — HFF has arranged a $30.5 million loan for the refinancing of Kinzie Hotel, a 215-room boutique hotel in Chicago’s River North. Constructed in 2003 as an Amalfi Hotel, the property was renovated and transformed into the Kinzie Hotel in 2014. The hotel, which occupies the first six floors of a 385,000-square-foot Class A office building, has its own lobby entrance and elevators on the first floor. Other hotel features include a lounge, fitness center and 2,300 square feet of meeting …

Kraus-Anderson Construction Completes $43M Special Education School in Minnesota

LITTLE CANADA, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) has completed Quora Education Center in Little Canada, just north of St. Paul. The $43 million special education school for Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District spans three stories and 157,000 square feet. The school will serve 300 students in grades 5 through 12 in both general education and special education programs. The building also includes administrative offices for more than 200 employees. The school will provide …

TLC Industries Signs 51,600 SF Industrial Lease in Elgin, Illinois

ELGIN, ILL. — TLC Industries has signed a 51,600-square-foot industrial lease in Elgin. A contract woodshop for the arcade and gaming industry, TLC will occupy the entire property at 1270 Abbott Drive. Jay Farnam of Lee & Associates represented TLC in the lease transaction. Brian Kling and John D’Orazio of Colliers International represented the undisclosed