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Cushman & Wakefield’s ‘Tech Cities 2.0’ report confirms Chicago as a major tech hub for the U.S.

Low cost of living relative to other tech markets gives Chicago a leg up Chicago, October 12, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield today released Tech Cities 2.0 an annual report that identifies existing and emerging tech centers increasingly driving the North American economy and details their impact on the commercial real estate sector. Historically a hard goods hub, Chicago has established itself as an important city for technology (see video clip) and an increasingly appealing choice for tech companies and the young talent they are attracting – with companies like Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and others setting up major operations in the City. Further, non-tech companies reliant on strong tech functions are moving to the City of Chicago because of its strong talent pool. “A confluence of factors such as access to talent, top universities, a relatively low cost of living, and relatively inexpensive real estate costs make Chicago a very appealing [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Hires KIG CRE Brokerage Team

Susan Tjarksen, Todd Stofflet and Jason Stevens Bolster Firm’s Midwest Multifamily Institutional Investment Sales Platform CHICAGO, October 8, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced the Chicago office has hired KIG CRE’s multifamily institutional investment sales brokerage team. Susan Tjarksen, Todd Stofflet and Jason Stevens joined as Managing Directors on October 1 and will be based in the firm’s office at 225 West Wacker Drive. They are accompanied by Laura Ballou, Jacob Albers, Daniel Falkenberg, Caleb Zielke and Brenda Cuellar from their team. The sales team has brokered over $2.4 billion of multifamily sales, 145 acres of multifamily land and sold more than 33,000 apartment units. Vicki Noonan, Chicago Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield, stated: “The KIG team is forward-thinking and has a fantastic transaction track record. Their expertise in interpreting and delivering data-driven intelligence bolsters our Chicago investment sales platform and will drive value and transparency throughout the sales [...]

David Friedland Assumes New Role on Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago Leadership Team

22-Year Veteran Named Chicago Industrial Group Leader CHICAGO, October 5, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce the promotion of David Friedland to Executive Director, Chicago Industrial Group Leader. For the last 22 years, David has represented corporate and institutional clients assisting in tenant advisory, site selection, dispositions, sale/leasebacks and build-to-suits. During his career, he has completed over 750 transactions with a total value in excess of $1 billion. In his new role, David will work alongside Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial brokerage professionals to build and drive occupier and investor client relationships. As part of the leadership team, he will collaborate closely with John Morris, Head of Industrial for the Americas, and Vicki Noonan, Chicago Managing Principal. Vicki Noonan, Chicago Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield stated: “We consistently rank as the top CRE industrial platform in the U.S., a standing we’ve earned by always looking for ways to [...]

Cushman & Wakefield CIO, Adam Stanley, Named to Notable LGBTQ Executives

Crain’s Chicago Business Honors Diversity in Chicago’s Executive Ranks CHICAGO, August 27, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield proudly announced today that Global Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Adam Stanley, has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business Notable LGBTQ Executives list. This is the publication’s first editorial feature to spotlight diversity in Chicago’s executive ranks through this specific lens and recognize individuals for their success and accomplishments. Mr. Stanley, a Chicago native, has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 2014, and is a member of the company’s global executive team. He provides strategic and operational direction for the company’s client-facing and colleague technology systems and infrastructure across 70 countries. He also serves as executive sponsor of the LGBTQ+ network, UNITY, and is a leader within the Black Employee Network. Mr. Stanley founded and serves as president of the Cushman & Wakefield Charitable Foundation. John Forrester, President, Cushman & Wakefield [...]

Tablecraft Products Inc. Inks New Lease in Gurnee, IL

CHICAGO, August 8, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield has secured a 109,863 square foot (SF) lease for Tablecraft Products Company Inc. at 1020 Lakeside Drive in Gurnee, IL. The company will take occupancy on August 1, 2018. Eric Fischer, Keith Puritz, and Brett Kroner from Cushman & Wakefield represented Tablecraft. Ned Frank, Jack Rosenberg, and Fred Regnery of Colliers International represented building owner Venture One. Tablecraft will be consolidating out of two other facilities within the Grand Tri-State Business Park, which is just around the corner from the company’s headquarters. The move comes at a time when the company has been in consistent growth mode and the new space will better accommodate their operations. Tablecraft is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative products that serve the needs of their Foodservice and Retail customers. About Cushman & Wakefield Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Completes Leasing of 350 Church Street in Addison, IL

Britt Casey and Jeff Matella fully lease facility on behalf of The Silverman Group CHICAGO, July 26, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield has fully leased 350 Church Street in Addison, IL, on behalf of The Silverman Group, to JDS Industries, Inc. JDS, a wholesale supplier, signed a long term lease on the building and is relocating from Elk Grove Village as part of an expansion of their operations. They will occupy the entire facility, at just over 87,000 square feet (SF). This deal comes just four months after The Silverman Group selected Cushman & Wakefield to market 350 Church Street for lease. Britt Casey and Jeff Matella of Cushman & Wakefield acted on behalf of The Silverman Group and Sam Durkin of Jones Lang LaSalle represented JDS Industries. Britt Casey, Executive Managing Director, said: “The Silverman Group awarded us this assignment in March and we are delighted to have fully [...]

Location Lens: Chicago Ranked One of Top Office Markets

Economic growth, population, transportation, costs and CRE fundamentals stack up CHICAGO, July 12, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield recently compared the 25 largest office markets by looking at five factors vital to attracting and retaining occupiers: economic growth, population makeup, transportation options, costs, and commercial real estate fundamentals. The economy continues to grow, as strong business fundamentals drive commercial real estate across the country. Just as companies fervently battle to attract much-needed talent, cities are engaged in their own battles to draw and retain companies. As with many national comparisons, Chicago ends up looking attractive when compared to the largest U.S. cities. Its gross metropolitan product (GMP) is the third largest in the country at $497.3B. Chicago is one of the most diversified economies in the nation and home to more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 36 in the Fortune 500. Chicago is also home to a huge talent pool and [...]

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Cushman & Wakefield Represents Snap36 in Fulton Market HQ Relocation

Growing Tech Firm Triples its Office Space in Vibrant, Chicago CBD Submarket CHICAGO, July 11, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm has represented Snap36 in expanding and relocating its headquarters to over 42,000 square feet (SF) at 219 N. Paulina St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. Snap36, ranked as one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 for the past three years, is a product content services company that specializes in 360°/3D imagery and technology. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Adam McCostlin and Director Jordan Decker represented Snap36, while CBRE Senior Vice President Mitch Adams represented ownership of 219 N. Paulina St. Snap36 experienced a 966% growth rate and expanded its occupancy footprint 6X, from 7,000 SF to 42,000 SF, in three years, rendering the company’s previous space in another corner of Fulton Market insufficient. The new creative space at 219 N. Paulina now [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Represents Crowe in Lease Extension and Office Expansion at 225 West Wacker Drive

CHICAGO, July 10, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm secured a lease extension and expansion for Crowe LLP’s Chicago office at 225 West Wacker Drive. Once the expansion is completed, Crowe will occupy approximately 51,000 square feet (SF) overlooking the newly developed Riverwalk along the bend of the Chicago River. Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Scott Goldman and Senior Director Josh Feldman represented Crowe in the transaction. Crowe has been a subtenant at 225 West Wacker for the past four years, occupying nearly 37,000 SF over one and one-half floors. The long-term lease enables Crowe to accommodate robust growth and expand by another 13,000 SF, bringing its total office space to two full floors and more than 51,000 SF. The new floorplan includes an option to renovate both floors, with an [...]

Bridge Development Partners Begins Construction of Bridge Point Downers Grove in Chicago Suburbs

Cushman & Wakefield’s Jason West, David Friedland, Sean Henrick, Michael Magliano and Doug Pilcher Leasing High-Profile Site CHICAGO, June 12, 2018 – Bridge Development Partners, in partnership with Banner Oak Capital Partners, and Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the developer has begun construction on Bridge Point Downers Grove, a speculative distribution development at the intersection of Interstates 88 and 355 that will include three buildings totaling 678,858 square feet. Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Jason West, SIOR: Executive Directors David Friedland and Sean Henrick, SIOR, CCIM; Managing Director Michael Magliano; and Director Doug Pilcher will represent locally based developer Bridge in leasing the property. The site was formerly slated for mixed-use development before Bridge acquired it in December 2017. It offers direct access to I-88 (nearly 160,000 daily traffic count) and I-355 (nearly 100,000 daily traffic count) via Butterfield Road, Finley Road and Ogden Avenue, and is strategically [...]