APPLETON, WIS. — Mid-America Real Estate Corp. has arranged the sale of Westhill Plaza in Appleton for an undisclosed price. The 114,221-square-foot shopping center is 93 percent leased to tenants such as Burlington, Boot Barn and Party City. Rick Drogosz, Emily Gadomski and Dan Rosenfeld of Mid-America represented the seller, CRG Investments. Brookwood Capital Advisors was the buyer.
WAUKEGAN, ILL. — Interra Realty has brokered the $11 million sale of Westwood Apartments in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan. The 132-unit multifamily property is spread across 11 buildings and is located on Westwood Drive. Originally constructed in 1970, the community was 96 percent leased at the time of sale. Patrick Kennelly, Paul Waterloo and Nathan Zito of Interra represented the local private buyer, which plans to make improvements to the building exteriors, common areas and unit interiors. The team also represented the seller, a local investment group. The transaction marked the largest by dollar amount in Waukegan in the past four years, according to CoStar.
ALSIP, ILL. — The Opus Group has broken ground on Alsip Park 294, a two-building speculative industrial development totaling 360,000 square feet in the southern Chicago suburb of Alsip. Opus is completing the project in a joint venture with Principal Asset Management. Alsip Park 294 will feature immediate access to a full I-294 interchange and visibility from the interstate. Building A will total 190,935 square feet and feature a clear height of 32 feet, 18 dock doors, two drive-in doors and 169 auto parking stalls. Building B will total 169,064 square feet and feature a clear height of 32 feet, 18 dock doors and 138 auto parking stalls. Both buildings have been designed to meet Green Globe certification. Examples of sustainable features include clerestory windows, storefront glazing, LED lighting, motion-activated bay lighting and drought-tolerant landscaping. All stone, precast walls, concrete and asphalt will be locally sourced. Completion is slated for August 2024. Opus is the developer, design-builder, architect and structural engineer. Brian Kling and Jake Spinell of Colliers are marketing the buildings for lease.
Clear Height Properties, MLG Capital Complete Lease-up of 290,573 SF Industrial Building in Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, OHIO — A joint venture between Clear Height Properties and MLG Capital has completed the lease-up of a 290,573-square-foot industrial building in Columbus. A single tenant, a mechanical contracting services provider for large-scale construction projects, leased the building at 1675 Watkins Road that is part of the larger Watkins Road Industrial Park. Nick Tomasone, Joe Davis and Josh Weithman of JLL represented ownership, while Mike Semon of NAI Ohio Equities LLC represented the tenant.
MAG Capital Partners Buys 66,106 SF Electronics Manufacturing Facility in Michigan in Sale-Leaseback
HOLLY, MICH. — In a sale-leaseback transaction, MAG Capital Partners LLC has purchased a 66,106-square-foot industrial property in Holly, about 17 miles south of Flint. MARA Technologies USA Inc., an electronics manufacturer, operates its headquarters from the site. Located at 10456 N. Holly Road, the facility features clear heights ranging from 19 to 22 feet, four dock-high doors, one grade-level door and an electric vehicle charging station. MARA is a subsidiary of Canada-based Invotek Group Inc. Phil DiGennaro and Adam Baxter of STREAM Capital Partners represented MARA in the transaction. Dax Mitchell and Andrew Gi lead Dallas-based MAG Capital Partners.
BOLINGBROOK, ILL. — McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has announced plans to test CosMc’s, a new smaller format concept featuring a beverage-led menu with new food and drink items. The first location will open this month in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, where the first McDonald’s franchise location opened in 1955. By the end of 2024, the company plans to open 10 pilot locations for the concept, with target markets set to include the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio metropolitan areas. CosMc’s will offer digital and drive-thru ordering formats only, with dynamic menu boards, cashless payment devices and pick-up windows. The concept’s menu will be beverage-focused, including specialty lemonades and teas, blended beverages and cold brew coffees. Drink offerings — which will include churro- and s’mores-flavored coffees, sour cherry energy drinks and lemonades — will be customizable, to include the addition of boba, energy and Vitamin C shots. CosMc’s locations will also feature a small lineup of food items, including new offerings like a spicy queso sandwich and pretzel and hash brown bites, alongside traditional menu standbys like Egg McMuffin sandwiches and McFlurrys. The new concept is named after CosMc, a mascot that McDonald’s launched in the late 1980s. Chicago-based McDonald’s is …
AURORA, ILL. — Colliers has brokered the sale of Tollway Corporate Center in Aurora for approximately $75 million in two separate transactions. The industrial property consists of two buildings. The first building, which totals 543,638 square feet and is leased to Ryder Integrated Logistics, sold to a large financial institution. The second building, which spans 104,978 square feet and is leased to two tenants, sold to The Brimel LLC as part of a 1031 exchange. Jeff Devine and Steve Disse of Colliers represented the seller, a joint venture between Opus Development and Principal Asset Management.
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. AND SHAKOPEE, MINN. — Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart Inc., plans to open two new distribution centers in early 2024 in metro St. Louis and Minneapolis. The retailer says the new facilities are part of a multi-year growth plan to transform the supply chain at Sam’s Club. The first center will open in the greater St. Louis area in Edwardsville, Ill., in January. The 370,000-square-foot property will serve as a distribution and fulfillment center, creating more than 100 jobs across the area. The second facility will be located in Shakopee, Minn., and is scheduled to open in March. The 365,000-square-foot property will serve as a multipurpose distribution center and will employ more than 80 associates.
CARMEL, IND. — The Connor Group has acquired Carmel Center Apartments in suburban Indianapolis for an undisclosed price. The luxury apartment property, built in 2002, features 322 units. Amenities include a pool, sundeck, outdoor chef’s kitchen and fitness center. Carmel Center marks Connor Group’s third purchase in the Midwest region this year and its seventh acquisition in 2023, bringing its total assets under management to more than $4.5 billion. Wick Kirby, Amanda Friant, Mark Stern, Matthew Lawton and Sam Grohe of JLL represented the seller, NTS Development with an institutional partner.
NAPERVILLE, ILL. — Quantum Real Estate Advisors Inc. has arranged the $7.1 million sale of Design Pointe, a 78,000-square-foot retail center in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Built in the mid-2000s, the property is located at 1320 N. Route 59. At the time of sale, the center was 95 percent leased to Studio 41, Brain Balance, Fancy Free Holidays and other tenants. Brett Berlin of Quantum represented the seller, an Illinois-based investor. The buyer was also a private investor based in Illinois.