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Cleveland Industrial Market Embraces New Projects

The industrial real estate market in Cleveland has a long and storied history. The region’s market powered much of the overall growth in the early 20th century and, at that time, propelled Cleveland to the nation’s sixth largest city. The market transitioned to automotive production, which reached its peak in the 1960 and 1970s. Nearly half a million people were employed in the automotive sector during these decades, in plants operated by Ford, Chrysler and Chevrolet, or at the thousands …

McDonald’s Opens New Flagship Restaurant in Chicago

CHICAGO — McDonald’s has opened its newly designed flagship restaurant at Clark and Ontario streets in Chicago. The modern and environmentally friendly design features self-order kiosks, table service, mobile order and payment and delivery. The 19,000-square-foot restaurant includes green spaces and energy-saving features such as a vegetated rooftop, on-site solar panel array for renewable energy collection, LED lighting and more than70 trees at the ground level. Chicago-based Ross Barney …

HFF Arranges $30.5M Refinancing for Chicago’s Kinzie Hotel

CHICAGO — HFF has arranged a $30.5 million loan for the refinancing of Kinzie Hotel, a 215-room boutique hotel in Chicago’s River North. Constructed in 2003 as an Amalfi Hotel, the property was renovated and transformed into the Kinzie Hotel in 2014. The hotel, which occupies the first six floors of a 385,000-square-foot Class A office building, has its own lobby entrance and elevators on the first floor. Other hotel features include a lounge, fitness center and 2,300 square feet of meeting …

Kraus-Anderson Construction Completes $43M Special Education School in Minnesota

LITTLE CANADA, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) has completed Quora Education Center in Little Canada, just north of St. Paul. The $43 million special education school for Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District spans three stories and 157,000 square feet. The school will serve 300 students in grades 5 through 12 in both general education and special education programs. The building also includes administrative offices for more than 200 employees. The school will provide …

TLC Industries Signs 51,600 SF Industrial Lease in Elgin, Illinois

ELGIN, ILL. — TLC Industries has signed a 51,600-square-foot industrial lease in Elgin. A contract woodshop for the arcade and gaming industry, TLC will occupy the entire property at 1270 Abbott Drive. Jay Farnam of Lee & Associates represented TLC in the lease transaction. Brian Kling and John D’Orazio of Colliers International represented the undisclosed

Quantum Brokers $1.9M Sale of Retail Building in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Quantum Real Estate Advisors Inc. has brokered the sale of a 5,936-square-foot retail building in Indianapolis for $1.9 million. The multi-tenant property is located at 1950 Kessler Blvd. Tenants include Starbucks, Verizon and Subway. Jack Farritor of Quantum brokered the transaction. A Washington, D.C.-based investment group was the buyer. A Phoenix-based developer was the

KRA Management Acquires Office Tower in Downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND — KRA Management has acquired the Galleria and Tower at Erieview in downtown Cleveland. The purchase price was not disclosed, but local media report the sales price was approximately $17 million. The property includes a 760,339-square-foot office tower and a 93,663-square-foot retail center. The 40-story property is the fourth-tallest building in Cleveland and features amenities such as a 40,000-square-foot YMCA fitness facility. The retail portion of the property includes a …

Stan Johnson Co. Arranges $11.4M Sale of Industrial Building in Arlington Heights, Illinois

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. — Stan Johnson Co. has arranged the sale of a 111,667-square-foot industrial building in Arlington Heights for $11.4 million. The two-tenant property is located at 545 E. Algonquin Road. Quality assurance company Intertek leases 85 percent of the building and has self-funded a specialized interior build-out. A data center operator occupies the remaining 15 percent of the property. John Zimmerman and Craig Tomlinson of Stan Johnson represented the seller, a joint …

Essex Brokers $9.1M Sale of Apartment Building in Chicago’s Hyde Park

CHICAGO — Essex Realty Group has brokered the sale of an 86-unit apartment building in Chicago’s Hyde Park for $9.1 million. The property, located at 6140 S. Drexel Ave., includes a fitness center, leasing office, party room and parking for 90 cars. Doug Fisher and Vic Ciancetta of Essex brokered the transaction. An out-of-state buyer purchased the

Aries Conlon Capital Rebrands, Relocates to Willis Tower in Chicago

CHICAGO — Aries Conlon Capital has rebranded to Mag Mile Capital and is relocating its Chicago headquarter offices from River North to the 84th floor of Willis Tower. Rushi Shah will continue to serve as principal and CEO and retain the same sales team, pipeline and national commercial mortgage and investment banking platform. Shah bought out his partners’ interest in the company to become majority owner. Previous partners include Neil Freeman and Sean Conlon of Aries Capital LLC and Conlon …