Entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria Acquires Former McDonald’s Headquarters Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois
OAK BROOK, ILL. — Entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria has purchased the former McDonald’s global headquarters campus in Oak Brook for an undisclosed price. The co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products will assume ownership of the 80-acre site, which includes the McDonald’s former office building, Hamburger University training facility and the Hyatt-branded and managed hotel, The Hyatt Lodge. McDonald’s relocated its global headquarters to downtown Chicago last summer.
McDonald’s had been the sole occupant of the campus since its completion in 1988. Designed by architect Dirk Lohan, the campus is situated in a wooded setting with two lakes. The property includes a 331,630-square-foot office building and a 130,484-square-foot training facility, which is connected by a covered passageway to The Hyatt Lodge. The 218-room hotel will remain open.
Scott Miller and Lindsey Fahey of JLL represented McDonald’s in the sale. Perry Higa of NAI Hiffman represented the buyer. Future plans for the site have not been disclosed.