ROCKFORD, ILL. — Quantum Real Estate Advisors Inc. has arranged the sale of an 82,500-square-foot property occupied by grocer Schnucks in Rockford for an undisclosed price. Originally built in the 1950s, the net-leased building at 2642 Charles St. has undergone a full renovation. Dan Waszak and Brett Berlin of Quantum represented the seller, a developer based in California. The buyer was a private, institutional investor based in California.
Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $3.6M Sale of Retail Center in Mount Prospect, Illinois
MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL. — Marcus & Millichap has negotiated the $3.6 million sale of an 11,010-square-foot retail center in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect. Dunkin’ anchors the property, which is located at 200 W. Northwest Highway. The center is fully leased. Sean Sharko and Austin Weisenbeck of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a Chicagoland-based limited liability company. The duo also secured and represented the buyer, a local private investor. The sale closed at 97 percent of the list price.
Seefried Properties, Edged Energy Begin Development of Data Center Campus in Aurora, Illinois
AURORA, ILL. — Seefried Industrial Properties and Endeavour’s Edged Energy division have broken ground on a three-building data center campus in Aurora. Located on a four-way interchange at I-88 and Eola Road, the 65-acre project will be constructed in phases. The first building is slated for completion in June 2024. The project will feature sustainable initiatives such as advanced waterless cooling technology, electric vehicle charging and onsite solar panels. ComEd, the electrical company serving northern Illinois, is providing the infrastructure needed to power the new campus from its nearby regional substation. Seefried and Edged Energy also intend to add a new substation on site to support future phases of development. FCL Builders is the general contractor, Ware Malcomb is the architect and Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer. Paul Roeser and Ryan O’Leary of KBC Advisors represented Edged Energy on the transaction, while Jim DeRose and Michele Keller of DuPage Property Venture represented the land seller.
Interra Realty Brokers $16.9M Sale of Luxury Apartment Complex in Highwood, Illinois
HIGHWOOD, ILL. — Interra Realty has brokered the $16.9 million sale of Station440 in Highwood, a North Shore suburb of Chicago. The 48-unit luxury apartment complex is located at 440 Green Bay Road. Constructed in 2022, the community features amenities such as covered parking, a fitness center, community room, lounge and roof deck. Craig Martin of Interra represented the seller, Benchmark Developers, and the buyer, Chicago-based HP Ventures Group.
Bradford Allen Negotiates Two Office Leases Totaling 35,000 SF at Five-Story Building in Deerfield, Illinois
DEERFIELD, ILL. — Bradford Allen has negotiated two leases totaling 35,000 square feet at 570 Lake Cook Road, a five-story office building in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield. The 138,000-square-foot office building was renovated last year. Venture X signed a 19,000-square-foot lease to open a new coworking location. Expected to open later this year, the location will be the company’s second within Chicagoland. Joel Berger of Bradford Allen represented ownership, while Vic Sanmiguel of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant. Planning and design consulting firm Kimley-Horn signed a long-term extension and expanded its footprint to 16,000 square feet. Berger represented ownership, while Hayden Rasmussen and Jon Azulay of Savills represented the tenant.
MDH Partners Completes Lease-up of 118,218 SF Industrial Facility in Suburban Chicago
BEDFORD PARK, ILL. — Atlanta-based MDH Partners has completed the lease-up of 7447 S. Central Ave., a 118,218-square-foot industrial facility in the Chicago suburb of Bedford Park. Better Earth, a sustainable food service packaging company, has leased 55,718 square feet. Calvin Gunn of Lee & Associates represented the tenant, while Steve Connolly and Chris Gary of NAI Hiffman represented MDH. The property features four interior truck docks, 1,517 square feet of office space and a clear height of 21 feet. The building is one of six in the Chicago Infill Net Lease Portfolio, which MDH purchased in October 2021.
Schwab Paper Products Renews 55,000 SF Industrial Lease in Romeoville, Illinois
ROMEOVILLE, ILL. — Schwab Paper Products has renewed its 55,000-square-foot industrial lease at 636 Schwab Circle in the Chicago suburb of Romeoville. The manufacturer and converter of packaging materials previously owned the building, so the new five-year lease was structured in a sale-leaseback transaction. Terri Alexander of Transwestern Real Estate Services represented Schwab. Ryan Earley of Lee & Associates represented the buyer, Link Logistics.
Knickpoint Ventures Tops Off Construction of $250M Film Studio Project in Chicago
CHICAGO — Knickpoint Ventures has topped off construction of The Fields Studios, Chicago’s first purpose-built film studio. Project costs total $250 million, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2024. Plans call for nine sound stages totaling 132,000 square feet and more than 350,000 square feet of creative and production offices. The project is part of the larger redevelopment of the 1.5 million-square-foot, former Marshall Fields warehouse on the city’s Northwest side. Gov. J.B. Pritzker introduced a development subsidy to spur the growth of additional sound stage infrastructure such as The Fields Studios. In March, he signed a 10-year extension of the state’s long-standing production tax credit for filmmakers. At capacity, The Fields Studios is expected to impact the local economy by driving nearly 12,000 production-related jobs with about $1.3 billion of economic impact in its first five years. The Marshall Fields warehouse was originally built in 1928. In addition to the film studio component, the redevelopment project also includes retail, residential and office space. Cermak Fresh Market is already operating onsite and 123 new apartment units have opened.
Marquette Cos. Opens 279-Unit Luxury Apartment Tower in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District
CHICAGO — Marquette Cos. has opened The Lydian, a 279-unit luxury apartment tower located at 513 S. Damen Ave. in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District. Rising 22 stories, The Lydian is the second building constructed in a three-phase development by Marquette Cos. The firm completed the first phase in 2021 with the 18-story, 272-unit Atrio. Plans for the third phase are not yet finalized. Managed by Marquette Management, The Lydian is currently 42 percent leased. Units measure from 446 to 1,234 square feet, and monthly rents start around $1,900. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, yoga studio, pet spa, sundeck, outdoor pool and rooftop lounge. Marquette says it selected the name The Lydian because it is a type of yellow Mediterranean flower; it reflects the natural finishes and elements in some of the interiors; and it sounds like a destination or congregating spot.
Marcus & Millichap Arranges $18.1M Sale of Retail Center in Glenview, Illinois
GLENVIEW, ILL. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a 75,649-square-foot retail center in the Chicago suburb of Glenview for $18.1 million. Anchored by Advocate Medical, the property is 97 percent leased, with 21 of the tenants operating at the center for 16 to 30 years. Sean Sharko and Austin Weisenbeck of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a private investor based in Chicagoland. Adrian Mendoza of Marcus & Millichap secured and represented the buyer, a Chicagoland-based limited liability company.