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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 …

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 …

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 …

Opus Completes Construction of 113-Unit Apartment Complex in Des Plaines, Illinois

DES PLAINES, ILL. — The Opus Group has completed construction of Ellison Apartments, a 113-unit apartment complex in Des Plaines. The project, which includes 1,349 square feet of street-level retail space, was a joint venture with Berkshire Residential Investments. Amenities include a fitness center, clubroom, pet spa, game lounge and outdoor amenity deck. A grand opening event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26. Opus served as developer, design-builder and structural engineer. ESG …

Premier Delivers 407,338 SF Build-to-Suit Warehouse in Elwood, Illinois

ELWOOD, ILL. — Premier Design + Build Group has delivered a new warehouse for Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System in Will County’s Elwood. This is the second project Premier has completed for Midwest Warehouse, a full-service logistics company based in Woodridge. Built on a 24-acre site, the new 407,338-square-foot warehouse features a clear height of 36 feet, 70 exterior truck docks, three drive-in doors, 104 trailer parking stalls and 95 car parking stalls. It also includes …

111-Unit Mixed-Income Development Opens in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Concord at Sheridan, a 111-unit mixed-income development, has opened in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. Located at 6438 N. Sheridan Road, the site was formerly a surface parking lot. Of the 111 apartments, 65 are designated as affordable for low-income residents and will be leased to renters from the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) wait list. The other 46 units will be leased as market rate. The project includes 29,400 square feet of retail space, including a …

JLL Arranges $61M Refinancing for New Hotel in Chicago’s Fulton Market

CHICAGO — JLL has arranged a $61 million loan for the refinancing of Hyatt House Fulton Market, a new 200-room hotel in Chicago’s Fulton Market District. Timothy Joyce, Steven Klein and Nicole Aguiar of JLL arranged the five-year, floating-rate loan on behalf of the borrower, a partnership between Sterling Bay and Wheelock Street Capital. Argentic Real Estate Investments LLC provided the loan, proceeds of which will be used to retire a construction loan. The hotel is the only extended-stay …

Transwestern Brokers Sale of 147,096 SF Office Building in Deerfield, Illinois

DEERFIELD, ILL. — Transwestern Commercial Services has brokered the sale of 1717 Deerfield Road in Deerfield for an undisclosed price. The 147,096-square-foot office building rises three stories and offers 50,000-square-foot floor plates. It is currently 21.2 percent leased by accounting and consulting firm Warady & Davis LLP. Gary Nussbaum and Paige Gunn of Transwestern represented the seller, Hudson Advisors. Canada-based investment group Progressif and Schaumburg-based Helios Property …

Skender Completes Expansion of LinkedIn’s Chicago Headquarters

CHICAGO — Skender has completed construction of LinkedIn’s 46,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters expansion at 525 W. Monroe. A staircase now connects the existing space via two floors. The project includes large collaboration areas, open workstations, a salon, mother’s room as well as a fifth-floor amenity space with a garden lounge, game room and music room. California-based LinkedIn’s total footprint in the building is now 185,077 square feet. Skender collaborated with Gensler, ESD …

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