Green Bay Packaging to Expand Operations in Illinois With 170,000 SF Complex

DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Green Bay Packaging (GBP) has broken ground on a new 170,000-square-foot industrial complex in Downers Grove. The building will house a high-tech design department and enable the packaging company to expand warehouse capabilities. A timeline for construction was not disclosed. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company has manufacturing facilities in 14

Concept Laboratories Signs 119,388 SF Industrial Lease in Chicago

CHICAGO — Concept Laboratories Inc. has signed a 119,388-square-foot industrial lease at 4920 S. Central Ave. in Chicago. The designer and manufacturer of personal care and household products will relocate from 83,091 square feet at 4404 W. Ann Lurie Place when the lease commences in February 2019. The property on Central Avenue spans 461,750 square feet and includes 20 exterior docks, 12 interior docks and direct access to I-55. Mike Senner and Ned Frank of Colliers International represented …

Entre Arranges Sale of 65,000 SF Flex Office Building in McHenry, Illinois

MCHENRY, ILL. — Entre Commercial Realty LLC has arranged the sale of a 65,000-square-foot flex office building in McHenry for an undisclosed price. The property is located at 1391 Corporate Drive. Mike DeSerto and Dan Jones of Entre represented the undisclosed seller. The buyer, Papazyan Capital Group, plans to utilize a portion of the building for its own use while subdividing and leasing up other portions as small as 3,000 square

Merchant & Gould to Relocate Minneapolis Office

MINNEAPOLIS — Merchant & Gould, a full-service intellectual property law firm, has unveiled plans to relocate its Minneapolis office from the IDS Center to Fifth Street Towers. The firm will occupy 40,246 square feet on the 21st and 22nd floors beginning in August 2019. Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May and Jeremy Striffler of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease transaction. Jennifer Stumm of Cushman & Wakefield will oversee the buildout of the space on the client’s …

NorthMarq Arranges $8M Refinancing for Apartment Property in Vernon Hills, Illinois

VERNON HILLS, ILL. — NorthMarq Capital has arranged $8 million in refinancing for Emerald Pointe Apartments in Vernon Hills, a northern suburb of Chicago. The 120-unit apartment property is located at 695 Westmoreland Drive. Brett Hood of NorthMarq arranged the fixed-rate Fannie Mae loan, which features a seven-year

Startups, Millennials Drive Strong Fundamentals for Columbus Office Market

The Columbus office market continues to be diverse and thriving as the city becomes an economic hub in the Midwest. With a population that has grown to over 2.1 million people, and the eighth largest millennial population, Columbus has developed varied markets including concentrations in automotive, data centers, fashion/apparel, finance/insurance, food, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, R&D, beauty, retail/e-commerce and technology. Columbus boasts 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters and …

PCCP Provides $44.8M Senior Loan for Development of Apartment Project in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — PCCP has provided a $44.8 million senior loan for the development of 1400 Nicollet Avenue, a proposed 231-unit apartment project in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. Reuter Walton Development is developing the project, which will include 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 170 parking spaces. Approximately 80 percent of the units will be priced between $1,200 and $1,800 per month. Amenities will include a tenant lounge, clubroom, game room, fitness …

Assurance to Relocate Headquarters to Schaumburg, Illinois

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — Assurance Agency Ltd. has signed a 75,000-square-foot office lease to relocate its headquarters to Woodfield Preserve Office Center in Schaumburg. Bill Elwood and Rob Graham of CBRE represented the landlord, Zeller Realty Group (ZRG), in the lease transaction. Jesse Van Dyke of JLL represented Assurance, which will relocate to the property in 2019. The independent insurance brokerage firm will occupy a portion of the first floor and the entire sixth floor. ZRG has …

R2 Cos. Purchases 253,022 SF Office Complex in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — R2 Cos. has purchased The Tannery, a six-building, 253,022-square-foot office complex on Virginia Street in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The purchase price was not disclosed. Ned Purtell and Scott Revolinski of Founders 3 Real Estate Services represented the seller, SARA Investment Real Estate. The property is home to several tenants, including Aurora Healthcare, Great Lakes Distillery and Springfield

Evergreen Real Estate Group Breaks Ground on 48-Unit Affordable Housing Community in Chicago

CHICAGO — Evergreen Real Estate Group has broken ground on Oso Apartments, a 48-unit affordable housing community in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. Located at 3435 W. Montrose Ave., the five-story building will house 32 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units. First move-ins are scheduled for late summer 2019. Of the 48 units, 32 will be set aside for renters on Chicago Housing Authority’s waiting list. The remaining 16 units will be reserved for households earning up to 60 …