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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 [...]

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 [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $15M Sale of Fabyan Randall Plaza

CHICAGO, May 16, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of Fabyan Randall Plaza, a 91,415 square foot shopping center anchored by Trader Joe’s and Walgreens located at 1980 W. Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, Ill. Senior Directors Evan Halkias and Michael Marks, and Director Nick Kanich of Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Investment Advisory Group represented the seller, InvenTrust Properties. The buyer was Dallas-based Netco Investments, Inc. “Fabyan Randall Plaza is well positioned along the heavily-travelled Randall Road corridor,” said Halkias. “By leasing the existing vacancy and leveraging the co-tenancy of Trader Joe’s and Walgreens, the new owner has an opportunity to add significant, immediate value.” Situated on 11 acres, Fabyan Randall Plaza has a prominent location at the intersection of Randall Road and Fabyan Parkway with more than 60,000 vehicles passing the shopping center daily. In addition to Trader Joe’s and Walgreens, other national tenants include Smashburger, Sports [...]

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 [...]

Sean D. Kropke Joins Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE

CHICAGO, April 11, 2016 – Cushman & Wakefield has recruited Sean Kropke, a leading office broker focused on Chicago’s suburban office market. Mr. Kropke joins as an Executive Director, from CBRE where he started his career in 1993. “Building our suburban market is a key priority for the firm – we need to offer the best talent and our full platform for our clients in the dynamic market,” said Shawn Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield’s East Region President and Chicago Market Lead. “Sean has outstanding market knowledge, and a deep understanding of his clients’ needs. He’s a great addition to our team.” Mr. Kropke has worked in the North Suburban market since 1993. He has extensive local market knowledge allowing him to specialize in tenant representation for mid-to-large sized companies. His expertise in tenant and landlord assignments brings a unique focus for both occupiers and investors of commercial office space. Over [...]