Cushman & Wakefield

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 Consolidating Chicago Operations at 225 West Wacker

CHICAGO, October 5, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm will consolidate its corporate headquarters and Chicago operations at 225 West Wacker in the West Loop submarket. The firm plans to occupy 225 West Wacker in the second quarter of 2017, leasing 83,033 square feet comprising the building’s top four floors. Dan Maslauski, Michael Sessa and Scott Shelbourne represented Cushman & Wakefield in lease negotiations, while Hines’ Brian Atkinson and Mark Anderson represented building ownership, Mirae Asset Global Investments. “This is a great day for our Chicago office and, ultimately, for our clients. As leaders in our industry, our new space will reflect our best thinking on workplace productivity, collaboration, and technology,” said Shawn P. Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield President, East Region. “We’re in the people & ideas business. Bringing our people together in this incredible space attracts great talent and leads to more innovative solutions for [...]

Industry Veterans Join Cushman & Wakefield Enterprise Solutions Platform

CHICAGO, October 3, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that industry veterans Bryan Jacobs and  Brian Velo have joined the firm as Executive Vice Presidents of Enterprise Solutions under the company’s Global Occupier Services platform, which focuses on developing new, large, integrated services outsourcing contracts that include strategic consulting, integrated facilities management, transaction management, portfolio administration and business intelligence, and project and development services. Bryan Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions and Head of Global Operational Outsourcing, will be based in the Los Angeles office where he will develop and expand the client base in the West, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain states. Additionally, Bryan will partner with Cushman & Wakefield’s service line leadership team in his role as Head of Global Operational Outsourcing.  His many years of experience of developing global IFM outsourcing solutions will be invaluable. Brian Velo, as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions in the [...]

David Friedland Joins Cushman & Wakefield in Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has recruited David Friedland to join its Chicago Industrial Services group, further strengthening the firm’s leading industrial practice. Mr. Friedland, a 22-year industry veteran focused on Chicago’s suburban industrial market, will serve as Executive Director. ”David has an outstanding reputation and unmatched expertise that will elevate our Chicago industrial platform significantly,” said Shawn Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield President, East Region. “We will continue to add exceptional talent to complement our leading industrial platform in Chicago, one of the nation’s top industrial markets, and we could not have asked for a better addition to bolster that growth.” Mr. Friedland joins Cushman & Wakefield from Transwestern. He specializes in industrial sale and lease transactions in the Interstate 88 corridor and surrounding western suburbs. Over his career, he has completed 700+ transactions for corporate and institutional clients valued at $1 billion. Mr. Friedland joined Epic [...]

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 [...]

IDI Gazeley Begins Development on One of Chicago’s Largest Industrial Spec Buildings of 2016

CHICAGO, July 20, 2016 – IDI Gazeley, a leading global investor and developer of logistics warehouse and distribution parks, has broken ground on a 749,554 square foot industrial speculative building at 23700 West Bluff Road in Channahon, Illinois. Strategically located near the intersection of I-55 and I-80 in southern Will County, it is the first of four anticipated buildings to be constructed at the Channahon Corporate Center, a 100-acre master-planned industrial and logistics park that will have approximately two million square feet of industrial space. The building is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2017. Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director Jason West, SIOR, Senior Director Sean Henrick, SIOR, and Associate Director Michael Magliano are marketing the property on behalf of IDI Gazeley. “We are happy to be underway with this exciting project,” said Tom George, Regional Director of IDI Gazeley. “This is the culmination of three years of [...]

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 [...]