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Marcus & Millichap Brokers $3.9M Sale of Retail Center in Chicago

CHICAGO — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of Park Shops, a grocery-anchored retail center in Chicago, for $3.9 million. The 47,069-square-foot property is located at 6400 W. 63rd St. Fair Share Super Market has operated at the location for 27 years and recently extended its lease for 10 years. Adrian Mendoza, Austin Weisenbeck and Sean Sharko of Marcus & Millichap marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a developer. A Chicago-based private investor purchased the

ML Realty Purchases 302,354 SF Industrial Property in Bolingbrook, Illinois

BOLINGBROOK, ILL. — ML Realty Partners has purchased a 302,354-square-foot industrial property in Bolingbrook for an undisclosed price. The newly constructed, Class A building is located at 999 Dalton Lane near I-55. It is immediately available for lease and features a clear height of 36 feet. Jeff Devine and Steve Disse of Colliers International brokered the transaction. The seller was not

Queensgate Investments Acquires Freehand Hotels for $400M

NEW YORK CITY, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI AND CHICAGO — Queensgate Investments has acquired Freehand Hotels from a seller consortium including The Yucaipa Cos. and Sydell Group for approximately $400 million. Freehand is a lifestyle hotel brand, owner and operator of hotel assets with 922 rooms across four hotels in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, downtown Los Angeles, Miami Beach and River North Chicago. The brand advertises itself as combining the social culture of a hostel with top-shelf …

J.C. Anderson Completes 30,824 SF Spec Office Build-out in Chicago

CHICAGO — J.C. Anderson has completed a 30,824-square-foot office suite build-out on a speculative basis for property owner GlenStar Properties LLC at 55 E. Monroe St. in Chicago. The 1.3 million-square-foot office tower is located one-half block west of Michigan Avenue. The project scope included the addition of open offices, pantries, conference rooms and new lighting fixtures. Nelson provided architectural

JVM Acquires 254-Unit Apartment Community in Suburban Chicago

LA GRANGE, ILL. — JVM Realty Corp. has acquired Uptown La Grange, a 254-unit luxury apartment community in La Grange, about 17 miles west of downtown Chicago. The purchase price and seller were not disclosed. JVM Management Inc. will manage the property, which was built in 2017. Uptown La Grange has a high walk score of 90, as it sits next to a 17-acre public park and is one block away from the LaGrange Road Metra train station. Community amenities at the property include a rooftop terrace, …

Five Tenants Sign Industrial Leases Totaling 860,296 SF at Duke Realty-Owned Properties in Metro Chicago

CHICAGO — Duke Realty Corp. has signed five leases with industrial tenants for four of its properties within metro Chicago. The leases total 860,296 square feet. Susan Bergdoll and Casey Grant of Duke represented the company in all the lease transactions. At Airport Logistics Center in Romeoville, RJW Logistics leased the entire 543,780-square-foot speculative building that delivered in August. Dominic Carbonari and Frank Griffin of JLL represented the tenant and Jason West and Sean …

Pete’s Fresh Market Opens at Baker Hill in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

GLEN ELLYN, ILL. — Pete’s Fresh Market has opened at Baker Hill in Glen Ellyn, about 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. The store occupies 72,397 square feet at the shopping center owned by Phillips Edison & Co. Inc. (PECO). It is the regional grocer’s 15th location in the Chicagoland area. Since 2017, PECO has executed a comprehensive redevelopment at the property in partnership with the village of Glen Ellyn. In addition to the opening of Pete’s, improvements at the property …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Two Chicago Multifamily Sales Totaling $7.5M

CHICAGO — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sales of two multifamily properties on Chicago’s North Side for a combined $7.5 million. Kyle Stengle of Marcus & Millichap marketed the properties on behalf of the sellers. The first property, 1044 W. Newport Ave., is a two-story, nine-unit building in the Lakeview neighborhood. It sold for $4 million. Both the buyer and seller were local partnerships. The second property, 3507-3511 N. Elston Ave. in the Avondale neighborhood, is a …

Investors Should Take a Second Look at Opportunities in Chicagoland Multifamily

Chicago real estate has been the subject of considerable pessimism from local and national investors due to a variety of factors. Much of this can be blamed on our unfunded pension liability, which is expected to significantly increase real estate taxes across the area in the coming years. Many institutional multifamily investors claim that their data says to avoid Chicago. Instead, they seek multifamily properties at far lower returns and cap rates in places such as Nashville, Austin and …

JLL Arranges Sale of Two-Property Multifamily Portfolio in Suburban Chicago for $25.7M

PARK FOREST AND UNIVERSITY PARK, ILL. — JLL has arranged the sale of Central Park Apartments and Governor’s House Apartments for $25.7 million. David Gaines, Wick Kirby, Mark Barnes and Kevin Girard of JLL represented the seller, a joint venture between Buligo Capital Partners and Ferndale Realty Group. Bender Cos. was the buyer. Jason Bond and Trent Niederberger of JLL originated $20.5 million in acquisition financing through Fannie Mae. The 220-unit Central Park Apartments is located at …

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