Berger Sells Tesla Building in Highland Park, Illinois

by Kristin Harlow

HIGHLAND PARK, ILL. — Berger Asset Management has sold a 52,000-square-foot retail building known as the Tesla Building in Highland Park. The sales price was not disclosed. The two-story property is located at 1200 Old Skokie Valley Road. The anchor tenant, Tesla, occupies 32,000 square feet. Bystol Performance Center, a sports performance and personal training firm, occupies the remaining 20,000 square feet. In order to develop the property, Berger Asset Management first had to complete three different acquisitions from unrelated parties to form an assemblage that would ultimately create the existing asset and 140-space parking lot. The site originally consisted of a series of buildings with 10 parking spaces. Tesla signed on as a tenant at the building in 2014. At the location Tesla provides sales, service and charging stations for its north suburban Chicago and southeast Wisconsin clientele. Bystol Performance Center also signed its lease in 2014. Joshua Silverglade of The Equitable Group of Companies represented Berger in the transaction. The buyer, a Hawaii-based private investor, purchased the asset while completing a 1031 tax-deferred exchange.

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