commercial real Estate

Cushman & Wakefield Hires Trio of Incentives Experts

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has announced the expansion of its Business Incentives Practice with the addition of Jason Lake, Bradley Migdal and Shannon O’Hare. Using a multifaceted methodology that begins with careful analysis of location-specific data, Cushman & Wakefield’s Business Incentives team identifies all viable real estate options, provides detailed due diligence on all aspects of the required infrastructure, and secures and administers negotiated business incentive packages. “Jason, Brad and Shannon each bring a profound level of experience and expertise, supporting our mission to grow our incentives group with industry leaders,” said Kevin Hughes, President, Portfolio Solutions at Cushman & Wakefield. “We are fortunate to add these talented professionals to an area of practice that is in high client demand and look forward to further expanding the capabilities of our full-service real estate platform.” Lake joins Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Managing Director after spending more [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Marketing Pershing Crossing for Investment or Leasing Opportunity

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2016 – The City of Chicago, owner of Pershing Crossing, has engaged Cushman & Wakefield to market the former military installation in the city’s historic Central Manufacturing District to potential investors and tenants. For 65 years, Pershing Crossing functioned as the U.S. Sixth Army Headquarters and Quartermaster Depot. Today, the three-building, 1.7 million-square-foot complex is undergoing re-visioning and redevelopment into a strategic location for commercial office and data center use. Cushman & Wakefield Vice President Daniel Nack heads the United States leasing team, while Senior Director Richard Howard leads the United Kingdom team. Vice President Lexis Livengood and Director Benjamin Cleveland round out the Cushman & Wakefield marketing team. “Based on their size, load-bearing capacities, and connectivity to nationwide communication networks, the Pershing Road buildings offer significant opportunities for modern commercial uses,” said David L. Reifman, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. “The City [...]

Civis Analytics to Expand, Relocate Chicago Office to 200 W. Monroe

CHICAGO, July 14, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Chicago-based Civis Analytics, a leading provider of data science software and services, has signed a direct lease for 29,079 square feet at 200 W. Monroe. Civis’ thriving workforce and anticipated future growth created increased demand for office space, as the company has grown from 15 employees in 2013 to 120 today, with plans to add at least 75 jobs in 2016. Civis will begin occupying its new office in August 2016. The transaction was led by Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Steve Schneider, in partnership with Senior Director Bill Starcevich and Senior Project Manager Jake Hagelow of Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services group. “We've been fortunate to outgrow four offices in three years, and we're ready to have a headquarters that we can finally call home,” said Civis Analytics CFO Alan Fu. “The city continues to [...]

DuPage Montessori School Leases Original Calamos HQ in Naperville

CHICAGO, July 6, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has announced that DuPage Montessori School, a private non-profit educational institution, has signed a new long-term lease for two full floors at 1111 E. Warrenville Road in Naperville, Ill. Owned by Calamos Investments, the 38,425 square foot office building is currently vacant and will be redeveloped into a PreK-8 school complete with an outdoor playground and artificial turf athletic field. Construction is slated to kick off in summer 2016 and is expected to be completed in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Vice President Adam McCostlin and Associate Brian Duffy led the lease transaction on behalf of DuPage Montessori School, with support from Executive Managing Director Chris Wood and Vice President Jordan Decker. “DuPage Montessori School prides itself on being one of the largest and most advanced progressive schools in the Chicagoland area,” said Colin Breen, Director at [...]

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 Arranges 134,514 SF Lease for Zurn Industries

CHICAGO, June 2, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has announced that Zurn Industries, LLC has signed a 134,514 square foot lease at 340 County Line Road in Bensenville, IL. A subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Rexnord Corporation, Zurn Industries is relocating its operation in Elkhart, IN and consolidating with its existing operations in the Chicago area. The company will bring the new, Class A 184,170 square foot distribution facility to 100% occupancy with Geib Enterprises leasing the remaining space. “Our center in Elkhart has allowed us to deliver exceptional service to our customers for many years,” said Ken Witter, Director of Real Estate at Rexnord Corporation. “Our new facility in Chicago’s O’Hare marketplace will allow us to further optimize our operating strategies, and maximize our exposure in the Chicagoland area.” Newly constructed in November 2015, 340 County Line Road is a premier 5-star warehouse located 20 miles west of downtown Chicago in [...]

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 [...]

Rich Hamilton Joins Cushman & Wakefield to Head 3PL Specialty Practice

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 9, 2016 – Rich Hamilton has joined Cushman & Wakefield as managing director and head of the commercial real estate services firm’s newly formed 3PL Logistics Specialty Practice Group. He is based in the company’s Rosemont office, which serves as the home base for its Americas Logistics & Industrial Services team. A resident of St. Charles, Ill., Hamilton brings a diverse professional background in manufacturing and supply chain, third-party logistics, and industrial real estate – most recently serving as Prologis’ first vice president, Global Customer Solutions. In his new role, Hamilton is teaming with Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial brokers, research and strategic consulting professionals and other special practice groups to provide facility and real estate advisory services for third-party logistics providers. “Rich is an excellent addition to both our Chicago and U.S. Industrial teams,” noted John Morris, executive managing director of Americas Logistics & Industrial Services. “His [...]

Clifton and Cummins Join Cushman & Wakefield

CHICAGO, April 19, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has recruited Kevin Clifton and Chris Cummins to join the firm’s growing Chicago suburban office team. Mr. Clifton joins as Executive Vice President from CBRE; Mr. Cummins joins as Executive Director from Colliers. Previously Mr. Clifton and Mr. Cummins worked as a suburban agency leasing team at Colliers, and have now brought that successful business model to Cushman & Wakefield. “This is a major step forward as we continue to build and grow our suburban office practice,” said Shawn P. Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield’s East Region President and Chicago Market Lead. “Kevin and Chris – coming back together as a team – is a major win for our clients. It adds to our overall strong momentum in agency leasing in Chicago, which has really accelerated since Jack McKinney and his team joined us in 2015.” Mr. Clifton and Mr. Cummins are the [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $14.3M Sale of Chicago Industrial Properties

CHICAGO, March 15, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of 6400 and 6500 West 51st Street, two newly renovated industrial properties located in Chicago’s I-55 corridor. 51st Holdings, LLC purchased the 391,483 square foot portfolio from Venture One Real Estate, LLC for $14.3 million. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Directors Larry Goldwasser and Sally Macoicz, and Associate Directors Colin Green and Michael George represented both parties in the transaction. Venture One acquired the portfolio in 2014 and completed a major capital renovation plan including restored roofs, facade improvements, updated loading docks, revamped office space, lighting and electrical upgrades, and interior and exterior painting. “This is a prime example for the demand in the city for updated, functional properties,” said Goldwasser. “The extensive renovations that Venture One put into the buildings made them competitive with newer product both in the city proper as well as the surrounding Cook County markets,” [...]