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$100M Academic, Housing Complex Opens at University of Illinois Chicago Campus

CHICAGO — A $100 million academic building and residence hall has opened at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) known as the Academic and Residential Complex. The property is home to a two-story, 54,000-square-foot academic building as well as a 10-story residence hall featuring 548 beds. The complex features 16,000 square feet of shared spaces, including study lounges on each floor, a fitness center, laundry facility and 10th-floor sky lounge. A 1,600-square-foot retail area includes …

KeyBank Provides $43M Refinancing for Multifamily Portfolio in Chicago

CHICAGO — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a $43 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of a portfolio of nine multifamily buildings in Chicago known as Maynard at Elaine. The portfolio includes two adjacent parking lots comprising 101 spaces. The borrower, CLK Properties, purchased the portfolio in 2015 and completed a $9 million capital improvement plan. CLK’s management company manages the buildings. Erik Storz of KeyBank originated the loan. CLK is participating in the …

Conor Commercial Begins Development of 150,000 SF Spec Industrial Building in Prospect Heights, Illinois

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, ILL. — Conor Commercial Real Estate has begun development of Executive Commerce Center in Prospect Heights. The 150,000-square-foot speculative industrial building will sit on 10 acres and feature a 32-foot clear height, 25 truck docks, two drive-in doors and parking for 165 cars. Completion is slated for the end of this year. McShane Construction Co. is the general contractor and Ware Malcomb is the architect. Denise Chaimovitz and Sean Sloan of Paine Wetzel are marketing …

CHI Purchases 42-Acre Site in Elgin, Plans 638,000 SF Spec Industrial Development

ELGIN, ILL. — Crow Holdings Industrial (CHI), in partnership with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), has purchased a 42-acre site at 2600 Mason Road in Elgin. The developer plans to break ground this month on Park 90 Elgin, a three-building speculative industrial development spanning 638,000 square feet. Building A will span 155,000 square feet, Building B will total 106,000 square feet and Building C will measure 377,000 square feet. Buildings A and B will include …

NorthShore Care Signs 161,585 SF Industrial Lease in Green Oaks, Illinois

GREEN OAKS, ILL. — NorthShore Care has signed a 161,585-square-foot, full-building industrial lease in Green Oaks, about 35 northwest of Chicago. The property, located at the intersection of Rockland Road and I-94, is currently under construction and slated for completion in January 2020. Situated on 7.6 acres, the building will include a clear height of 32 feet, 33 exterior docks, two drive-in doors and parking for up to 188 cars. NorthShore Care, a provider of incontinence products, will …

Blackstone’s EQ Office Reopens Willis Tower Lobby in Chicago

CHICAGO — EQ Office, an office company wholly owned by Blackstone, has reopened the Wacker Drive lobby at Willis Tower. The lobby features a new art installation by artist Jacob Hashimoto that hangs from the ceiling and spans 42 feet. The lobby transformation is part of the office tower’s $500 million renovation project. Now that the Wacker Drive lobby has reopened, the Adams Street lobby will be closing for redevelopment. The Franklin Street lobby will remain open. The renovation project …

PREMIER Breaks Ground on 219,000 SF Spec Industrial Warehouse in Suburban Chicago

BOLINGBROOK, ILL. — PREMIER Design + Build Group has broken ground on a 219,000-square-foot speculative warehouse in the southwest Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook. Known as Fountain Square Building 5, the facility is the final development within Fountain Square Commerce Center. The developer, Bridge Development Partners LLC, acquired the commerce center in November 2018. Fountain Square Building 5 will include 48 docks, two drive-in doors, a clear height of 32 feet and parking for 30 trailers …

MK Asset Investment Acquires Two Industrial Properties in Illinois, Sells Shopping Center

ILLINOIS — MK Asset Investment has acquired industrial properties in Franklin Park and Waukegan and sold a retail center in Round Lake Beach. The aggregated value of the transactions exceeded $10 million. The Franklin Park industrial property spans 87,500 square feet and is situated on 5.9 acres at 11608 Copenhagen Drive. MK Asset will add new docks, upgrade the lighting and provide a fresh coat of paint. The Waukegan building spans 35,500 square feet and is located at 1850 S. Lakeside Drive …

Blanket Manufacturer Signs 96,810 SF Industrial Lease in Green Oaks, Illinois

GREEN OAKS, ILL. —Biddeford Blankets has signed a 96,810-square-foot industrial lease at 13820 S. Business Center Drive in Green Oaks in northeastern Illinois. The manufacturer of heated blankets is moving to Green Oaks Business Center from Mundelein, where it had occupied space for 15 years. The new location offers proximity to I-94 and includes 3,305 square feet of office space. Michael Fonda and John Hauser of Avison Young represented the tenant in the lease transaction. The landlord, …

Colliers Brokers $3.9M Sale of Two-Building Apartment Portfolio in Chicago’s Hyde Park

CHICAGO — Colliers International has brokered the sale of a two-building apartment portfolio that contains 24 units in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood for $3.9 million. The buildings are located at 5427-29 and 5430-32 S. University Ave. Both properties rise three stories and were built in the early 1900s. Tyler Hague of Colliers represented the seller, The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. RDG Funds LLC purchased the

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