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CHICAGO — Chicago-based developer and property manager Habitat has opened OC Living, the first multifamily building at the $200 million Ogden Commons mixed-use development in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Located at 1325 S. Washtenaw Ave., OC Living consists of 92 units, 90 percent of which are affordable. The four-story building features a mix of 23 studios, 60 one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a rubber-surfaced children’s lot with play structures, bike racks, a walking path, landscaped lawn, 110 parking stalls, a package room, resident lounge, fitness center and social services offices. Developed by Habitat along with Sinai Health System, Alecko Capital and the City of Chicago, Ogden Commons is among the city’s largest opportunity zone projects. Upon full build-out, the development will consist of 120,000 square feet of commercial and retail space along with more than 350 mixed-income housing units. The first phase of Ogden Commons was a 45,000-square-foot commercial building completed in 2021 that is home to Sinai Health System’s One Lawndale Express Care Clinic, a Wintrust Bank branch, La Catedral Café & Restaurant and Momentum Coffee. The second phase is slated for completion by 2026. McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction are the general contractors. Bank of …

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CHICAGO — Skender has topped out construction of 919 W Fulton, an 11-story office building totaling 409,000 square feet in Chicago’s Fulton Market. Developed by Fulton Street Cos. and JDL Development, the project is slated to open in 2025. Amenities will include several outdoor terraces, a rooftop lounge and bar, several conference and coworking spaces, and a fitness center. Notable tenants will include Chicago-based real estate investor Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and a first-floor restaurant from the Gibsons Restaurant Group. Financial backing for the project was secured through strategic partnerships with Bank of the Ozarks and Manulife. SNK Capital, led by Shanna Khan, is the lead equity investment partner. Fitzgerald Associates is the architect of record, with Morris Adjimi Architects providing the initial design. Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer, Eriksson is the civil engineer, Syska Hennessy Group is the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer and Site Design Group Ltd. Is the landscape architect.

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SAVAGE, MINN. — Syndicated Equities has acquired the Winnebago Industries Innovation Center in Savage, about 20 miles south of Minneapolis. The property consists of a 45,306-square-foot, single-story industrial building that is fully net leased to Winnebago Industries. Originally constructed in 2017, the building underwent a renovation to Winnebago’s specifications in 2023 and now serves as the company’s primary research, development and testing facility. Winnebago utilizes the property for the creation of new prototypes, technology enhancements for its vehicles, data and connectivity upgrades, advanced materials construction and self-driving autonomy development. Syndicated also owns Winnebago’s corporate headquarters, which are located three miles northwest of the asset. Syndicated acquired the latest property in a Delaware Statutory Trust ownership structure to accommodate investors completing 1031 exchanges along with accredited individual investors.

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CLAYTON, MO. — Law firm Lathrop GPM has relocated its St. Louis office to The Plaza at Clayton effective July 1. The new space, similar to the firm’s offices in Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago, features a flexible design for increased collaboration and client support. Since the beginning of 2022, six attorneys have joined the office in several practice areas. The Plaza at Clayton is situated in the immediate western suburb of Clayton. The property totals 340,529 square feet and rises 16 stories. Amenities include a clubroom, rooftop deck, fitness center, game room, conference center and reception center. The new Lathrop GPM space totals 16,023 square feet on the 14th floor.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Gray Fox Coffee has opened at The Dayton’s Project, a 1.2 million-square-foot office and retail property located at 700 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Owned by 601W Cos., The Dayton’s Project was originally built as the Dayton’s department store. The building now features amenities such as a gym, private lounges and rooftop terrace. Gray Fox Coffee occupies the building’s skyway level after six years of vacancy. The coffee shop, which marks the fourth location for the company, is open to tenants and the public, and features coffee, breakfast items and smoothies.  

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BUFFALO GROVE, CHICAGO AND MOKENA, ILL. — Stream Realty Partners has acquired a four-building industrial portfolio totaling 599,988 square feet of Class A space in metro Chicago for an undisclosed price. The assets include: Asbury Drive, a 157,000-square-foot building in Buffalo Grove; Rockwell Logistics Center, a 174,262-square-foot property in Chicago; and Mokena Logistics I and II, two buildings totaling 268,226 square feet in Mokena. The portfolio is fully leased to seven tenants. Patrick Russo, Mustafa Ali and Ben Harrison facilitated the acquisition for Stream on an internal basis. Ryan Bain, Michael Caprile, Zach Graham, Judd Welliver, Bentley Smith, Joe Horrigan and Victoria Gomez of CBRE brokered the sale. Local brokers Whit Heitman, Sam Badger, Larry Goldwasser and Terry Grapenthin assisted on the transaction.

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MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL. — Wingspan Development Group has begun pre-leasing efforts for The Dawson, a seven-story apartment complex in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect. The transit-oriented development is located across the street from the Mount Prospect Metra station as well as Wingspan’s Maple Street Lofts. The Dawson offers 64 units ranging in size from 668 to 1,217 square feet. Monthly rents start at $2,000. First residents are expected to move in later this summer. Amenities include a resident lounge with complimentary coffee station, community kitchen, package room, indoor parking, bike storage and a fitness center. A second-floor outdoor terrace includes a grilling area, fire pits and seating options. The design team included Studio 222 Architects, Eleni Interiors and Gold + Oak.

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GERMANTOWN, WIS. — Mid-America Real Estate Corp. has negotiated the sale of Germantown Plaza in the Milwaukee suburb of Germantown for an undisclosed price. The 63,750-square-foot shopping center is home to Aldi, Petco and Michaels, which have all operated at the property since 2003. Rick Drogosz, George Ghattas and Dan Rosenfeld of Mid-America represented the seller, Crown Group. HJ Development was the buyer.

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ROCHESTER, MINN. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a Target-shadowed retail strip center in Rochester for $4.2 million. Located at 3801 Marketplace Drive NW just off Highway 52, the 8,780-square-foot property is fully occupied by Spectrum, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Leann Chin and Infinity Nails. Jared Shapiro, Craig Fuller, Erin Patton and Scott Wiles of Marcus & Millichap represented the undisclosed buyer and seller.

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HUDSON, WIS. — Transwestern Real Estate Services has brokered the sale of a 7.1-acre industrial outdoor storage property in Hudson, about 30 miles east of Minneapolis. The asset is located at 2310 O’Neil Road. Chris Weirens of Transwestern represented the seller, Rajean LLC. Interstate Development purchased the asset for an undisclosed price.

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