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Ford Unveils Redesign for Dearborn, Michigan Campus

DEARBORN, MICH. — Ford Motor Co. has unveiled plans to transform its Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn into a high-tech campus for its thousands of designers, engineers and product development workers. The heart of the project will be a new central campus building, which will sit on the site of Ford’s 66-year-old product development center. Construction of the new building is slated for completion in 2025. The new facility will help Ford speed product and technology innovation …

JLL Arranges $140M Refinancing for Mixed-Use Development Adjacent to Wrigley Field

CHICAGO — JLL has arranged a $140 million loan for the refinancing of Gallagher Way, a recently completed mixed-use development adjacent to Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The project includes more than 93,000 square feet of office space, 85,100 square feet of retail space, the 173-room Hotel Zachary and an 8,000-square-foot open-air entertainment plaza. Office tenants include American Airlines and the Chicago Cubs. Danny Kaufman, Christopher Knight, Jeff Bucaro and Nicole Aguiar of JLL arranged …

Copaken Brooks, Square Deal Investments Acquire Former Kansas City Public School Building

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Copaken Brooks and Square Deal Investments have acquired the former Kansas City Public Library and Board of Education Building for an undisclosed price. The building is located at 1211 McGee St. in downtown Kansas City. The 11-story, 261,800-square-foot property has been vacant since the Kansas City Public Schools district moved to its current location at 2901 Troost in 2016. Aaron Mesmer and Matt Levi of Block Real Estate Services represented the seller, the school …

VanTrust Sells 76,332 SF Medical Office Building in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — VanTrust Real Estate LLC has sold a 76,332-square-foot medical office building in Overland Park for an undisclosed price. The Class A property is located at 6650 W. 110th St. VanTrust developed the property in 2017. It is currently 92 percent occupied. Keith Baker of CBRE represented the buyer, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust. After the sale, CBRE was awarded leasing and property management assignments. Baker will …

Fiat Chrysler Signs 25,523 SF Industrial Lease in Bolingbrook, Illinois

BOLINGBROOK, ILL. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has signed a 25,523-square-foot industrial lease in Bolingbrook. The car manufacturer will use the space as a training facility for its employees. The 112,049-square-foot building is located at 1325 Remington within Carlow Corporate Center. The property features a clear height of 28 feet, 242 car parking spaces, three drive-in doors and 11 loading docks. FCA will begin occupying the space in January. Jordan Decker and Chris Cobb of Cushman …

Amazon to Expand Chicago Loop Office by 70,000 SF, Add 400 Jobs

CHICAGO — Amazon has unveiled plans to expand its Chicago tech hub and create an additional 400 jobs in fields including cloud computing, advertising and business development. To accommodate the job creation, Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet. This will double the company’s tech workforce within the city. Amazon’s Chicago tech hub is one of the company’s 18 North American tech hubs. Amazon employees in Chicago currently build and support …

265-Unit Apartment Community Opens in St. Peters, Missouri

ST. PETERS, MO. — A new apartment community known as 5300 Centre Apartments has opened in St. Peters, about 30 miles west of St. Louis. Developed by Propper Construction Services, the four-story property features 265 units across two buildings. The community includes two rooftop garden areas, one of which is designed for recreation areas while the other is designated for quiet areas with hammocks and outdoor yoga classes. Other amenities include a pool, rooftop lounge, fitness center, …

Krusinski Breaks Ground on 138,000 SF Headquarters for Yamazen in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL. — Krusinski Construction Co. has broken ground on the new headquarters for Yamazen Inc. in Elk Grove Village. The 138,000-square-foot, two-story building will be located at 111 NW Point Blvd. Yamazen, which sells and distributes machine tool equipment and is a subsidiary of Japan-based Yamazen Corp., will relocate its current operations and staff from Schaumburg. Completion is slated for summer 2020. The facility will feature 50,000 square feet of offices, conference …

Makers Social to Join Tenant Lineup at River & Rich in Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Makers Social has joined the retail tenant lineup at River & Rich in the East Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. The arts and crafts cocktail bar will occupy approximately 1,900 square feet. Guests will be able to choose from over 40 different projects to make while enjoying cocktails and local beers. Makers Social expects to open this winter. Casto owns River & Rich, a 230-unit apartment building that opened this summer. Designed with local art in mind, there are …

GPS Hospitality Opens 3,600 SF Burger King in Roseville, Michigan

ROSEVILLE, MICH. — GPS Hospitality Inc. has opened a new Burger King restaurant at 26640 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville, just south of I-696. Burger King occupies approximately 3,600 square feet on a 1.3-acre site. Tjader Gerdom and Larry Siedell of Gerdom Realty & Investment represented GPS Hospitality in the lease transaction. Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a Burger King, Pizza Hut and Popeyes franchisee, operating more than 475

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