Trammell Crow Breaks Ground on 1.6 MSF Industrial Development for Ferrara in DeKalb, Illinois

Ferrara Candy Co. is expected to take occupancy in the second quarter of 2021.

DEKALB, ILL. — Trammell Crow Co. has begun development of a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center and a 466,000-square foot packaging facility at ChicagoWest Business Center in DeKalb, about 70 miles west of Chicago. Ferrara Candy Co. will occupy the two buildings. The new development is expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2021. Ferrara expects to bring approximately 500 jobs to the city. The project team includes Krusinski Construction Co., Harris Architects Inc. and Jacob & Hefner Associates Inc. Joe Grimes of Trammell Crow will oversee the design and construction. Matt Mulvihill and Kevin Segerson of CBRE represented Ferrara in the negotiations.

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