Chicago

Cushman & Wakefield Selected as Exclusive Leasing Agent as Construction Begins on Rosalind Franklin University Innovation and Research Park

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Approves Expansion of Enterprise Zone Chicago, May 14, 2018 – Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a Cushman & Wakefield client, began construction on its new Innovation and Research Park, where academic and industry scientists and entrepreneurs will work together to translate the university’s biomedical research into new treatments for disease. The university hired Chicago-based Cushman & Wakefield to attract international and national bioscience companies to co-locate in the new science park. “Cushman & Wakefield has an extensive track record advising clients on large leasing projects in North Suburban Chicago. The Innovation and Research Park will provide the bioscience industry with proximate access to RFU’s renowned research programs,” said Jonathan Metzl, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield. “It will be the premier complex for the science community to attract the experienced labor pool in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.” The university held a [...]

Marina Crossings is Chicago’s Largest Speculative Industrial Project in Modern History

Delivering Later This Year at the crossroads of McKinley Park and the Historic Chicago Stockyards CHICAGO, May 9, 2018 – Walls started going up last week on what will be Chicago’s largest speculative industrial project since the Central Manufacturing District broke ground in 1905 on some 260 acres along Pershing Road. Marina Crossings, a premier infill industrial development, sits just blocks away from the historic CMD in the McKinley Park/Stockyards area of Chicago, a one-of-a-kind urban area renowned for its rich industrial history. The property is rail served, sits on 35 acres, and comprises over 633,000 square feet of state-of-the-art industrial amenities – features include 32-foot ceilings, cross docking, precast construction, and ample expandable car and trailer parking. “As Chicago holds the title as one of the largest industrial markets in the nation, the McKinley Park and Stockyards neighborhoods surely hold the title of the most historically significant industrial corridors [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Releases Food Halls of America Report & Video

  CHICAGO, November 28, 2016 – Global commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield today released its Food Halls of America report and video, marking the firm’s first comprehensive national report examining this growing dining trend. The report tracks the explosive growth of food-centered retail since the recession and ranks the top 10 food hall concepts in New York City and the top 20 nationally. The first video in a three-part series showcases New York City food halls and discusses the trend with industry experts like celebrity chef and restaurateur Todd English. “No other retail category has generated as much aggressive expansion over the past few years as food-related retail – and arguably, there is no hotter trend within that category than food halls,” said Garrick Brown, Vice President of Retail Research for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield. In the first nine months of 2016, food hall growth increased [...]

Victoria L. Noonan Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Chicago Managing Principal

CHICAGO, September 19, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today the appointment of Victoria L. Noonan (Vicki) as Chicago Managing Principal. As Managing Principal, Noonan will provide strategic leadership to a metro Chicago team of more than 350 brokerage, property management and project management professionals who serve the firm’s investor and occupier clients. Additionally, she will guide the firm’s future growth and recruiting efforts. Noonan joins Cushman & Wakefield from Tishman Speyer, where she began her career as an administrative assistant in 1978 and rose to Managing Director and leader of the firm’s Chicago and Milwaukee leasing teams, responsible for a 9 million-square-foot portfolio of Class A office space. “Vicki is one of the most respected real estate executives in Chicago who was the face of Tishman Speyer for decades,” said Shawn Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield President, East Region. “Her experience, leadership and perspective are unsurpassed in our market. I’m [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Represents Klaff Realty in Acquisition of South Loop Shopping Center

CHICAGO, August 3, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced that Klaff Realty, LP, a privately owned real estate investment company, has acquired a 26,380 square foot shopping center at 542-566 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood for $6.15 million. The fully leased property is located in the heart of the emerging South Loop retail corridor, blocks from the University of Illinois-Chicago and near a host of national retailers such as Target; Whole Foods; Walgreens; Nordstrom Rack; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Dick’s Sporting Goods; and more. Klaff Realty was represented by Cushman & Wakefield Director Nicholas Kanich and Senior Directors Evan Halkias and Michael Marks in the transaction. Specializing in the acquisition, redevelopment and management of distressed and undervalued retail assets throughout the United States and Latin America, Klaff has been involved in the value creation of the real estate of several of the nation’s largest retailers. The [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Names North America’s Top 15 “Cool Streets”

CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 – A new breed of urban, experiential, and independent mid-market retailers catering to millennial consumers has led to the rise of 100 “Cool Streets” across the U.S. and Canada, according to an inaugural report released today by global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. The firm’s first-ever Cool Streets of North America report explores the phenomena behind the rise of dozens of new, edgy retail districts across the U.S. and Canada. While some of these areas featured in the report are longstanding bohemian enclaves and focal points for local arts, music, or LGBT communities, the renaissance in nearly all of the Cool Streets has been driven by an explosion of unconventional new retail concepts. The report captures the top 15 Cool Streets as follows: Sunset Park in Brooklyn; Logan Square in Chicago; Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati; RiNo in Denver; Silver Lake in Los Angeles; Wynwood in [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Completes 191,453 SF of Office & Industrial Leases at Yorkbrook Business Park

CHICAGO, June 7, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has completed 22 transactions totaling 191,453 square feet of office and industrial space at the Yorkbrook Business Park in Lombard, Illinois on behalf of Venture One Real Estate. The completion of the new and renewal leases brings the 736,000 square foot, 18-building portfolio, which was acquired by Venture One in March 2016, to approximately 94% occupied. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Sean Henrick and Associate Joseph Gatto represented Venture One in the industrial leases, which ranged from 1,338 to 30,627 square feet. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Michael Simpson and Associate Allyson Yates are marketing the flex and office properties on behalf of Venture One. Consisting of both single and multi-tenant properties, the portfolio includes 12 industrial properties and six flex office properties. Venture One recently completed renovations to vacant suites, including new energy-efficient lighting and high-end office finishes. The company has [...]

Leah Dauer Murphy Joins Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Director, Leader of Valuation & Advisory’s Midwest Hospitality & Gaming Practice

CHICAGO, June 2, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Leah Dauer Murphy has joined the firm as Senior Director and will lead the firm’s Hospitality & Gaming Practice, within Valuation & Advisory, in the greater Chicago region. “We could not be happier having Leah join the Hospitality & Gaming Group. She is a proven leader in the industry and fully invested in the hospitality world,” said Eric Lewis, Executive Managing Director of Valuation & Advisory. “Having Leah on the team will allow us to expand our reach in the market and will be a huge value add for our clients.” Ms. Dauer Murphy has been a real estate Appraiser since her graduation from Washington State University in 2007 and brings over nine years of experience in commercial real estate. She has spent the majority of her tenure focused on the valuation of hospitality assets and land and has [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Represents Eleven Hundred, LLC in $53.2M Sale of Gold Coast Retail Asset

CHICAGO, May 31, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has represented Eleven Hundred, LLC (Principals David Pisor and Jim Lasky) in the $53.2 million sale of a retail property at 1100 N. State St., in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The Ohio State Teachers Retirement System acquired the fully leased property. The sale was led by Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Michael Marks, and Trisha Connolly of Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance group provided financial advisory services for the transaction. “Cushman & Wakefield executed on this off-market transaction, vetting a qualified pool of buyers,” said Mr. Pisor. “We made a significant commitment to this property, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the management, financing and leasing efforts that led to the sale of this premier asset.” Urban Outfitters occupies 19,007 square feet at the four-story, 33,597 square foot property located at 6-8 W. Maple and [...]