CINCINNATI — Kroger has opened its Culinary Innovation Center in downtown Cincinnati. Construction began on the 12,000-square-foot test kitchen and education center in March 2017. The facility will be used for accelerating product development, producing new recipes for Prep + Pared Meal Kits, exploring new restaurant concepts, hosting food tastings and focus groups and increasing associates’ culinary knowledge, according to Daniel Hammer, Kroger’s vice president of culinary development..
CHICAGO — CoreSite Realty Corp. has acquired a two-acre land parcel in downtown Chicago to build CH2, a 175,000-square-foot data center. The four-story facility will support 18 megawatts of power capacity. CoreSite expects to begin construction on the project at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019. The company plans to construct the building in three phases, consisting of six megawatts of capacity per phase, with a total estimated cost of $190 million to $210 million. CH2 will be located..
CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Group is nearing completion of the second phase of Wicker Park Connection in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Phase II consists of a 15-story, 146-unit apartment building and is expected to open this June. Phase I, a 60-unit apartment building, was completed in 2016. A small-format Target store, totaling 12,800 square feet, is slated to open in the retail portion of Phase I this summer after recently receiving formal approval from the area community group...
MADISON, WIS. — McShane Construction Co. has opened a new office in Madison. The company will occupy space on the fifth floor of a property located at 25 W. Main St. A native of Madison, Alison Gorham will lead the office and business development efforts in the Wisconsin market. “Our expansion into Madison was prompted by our growing presence in the area and the consistent construction growth within the region,” says Jeff Raday, president of McShane. Rosemont, Illinois-based McShane..
ST. PAUL, MINN. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of 615 Hall Avenue in St. Paul for $1.4 million. The 20-unit apartment building was constructed in 1969. Units average 700 square feet. Dan Linnell, Josh Talberg, Mox Gunderson and Evan Miller of Marcus & Millichap marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a private investor. The team also secured the buyer, a private investor.
ST. LOUIS — NorthMarq Capital has arranged a $20 million construction loan for Hibernia Apartments in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis. The 100-unit apartment property will include 16,000 square feet of retail space to be occupied by a local grocer. David Garfinkel and Dan Baker of NorthMarq arranged the loan through The Bank of Washington. Indianapolis-based Pearl Cos. is developing the project. Completion is slated for the end of this year, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch...
CHICAGO — Summit Design + Build LLC has completed two office build-outs for Level Office, a company that rents private offices, co-working desks and meeting space. Summit renovated and expanded two of the company’s four Chicago locations. The 21,348-square-foot Level Office River North features private offices, office suites, co-working desks, reception, event space and conference rooms. This location also features a unique space off the first floor where a loading dock was converted to..
CLAYTON AND MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. — Gershman Commercial Real Estate has brokered the sale of two office buildings near St. Louis. Tim Balk of Gershman represented the seller, CUNA Mutual Financial Group Inc., in both transactions. BMO-1 The Westport LLC purchased a 91,131-square-foot building located at 11960 Westline Industrial Drive in Maryland Heights for $6.2 million. The property was 78 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Kantar Health, YOH Services and Lindenwood..
CHICAGO — The Boulder Group has arranged the sale of a PNC Bank ground lease in Chicago for $4 million. The single-tenant property is located at 8700 S. Cottage Grove Ave. near I-94. There are 22 years remaining on the original 30-year PNC Bank ground lease. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented the seller, an East Coast-based real estate partnership. Jon Busse of Colliers International represented the buyer, Burlingame Midland LLC. The new owner completed..
INDIANAPOLIS — Lee & Associates has negotiated the sale of a 30,375-square-foot office building in Indianapolis for an undisclosed price. The property is located at 3530 S. Keystone Ave. Teresa Harwood and Matt Broderick of Lee & Associates represented the seller, Keystone Business Property LLC. Alex Cantu and Alex Davenport of Colliers International represented the undisclosed buyer.