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New HQ for John Bean; The Deal Sheet

New HQ for John Bean; The Deal Sheet
John Bean Technologies, a manufacturer of airport jet-ways and food processing equipment, will relocate its HQ in the AON Center  to the 44th floor of Three First National Plaza at 70 W. Madison St.
 70 W Madison
UGL Equis' Chris Wood and Steve Schneider repped JBT. Hines'Tom D'Arcy and Ted Minorini repped ownership in the 24k SF deal.
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Distressed Property News

Motor Werks
 completed a lease for the 35k SF former Suburban Buick dealership at 1100 Roosevelt Rd. in Wheaton. Podolsky Northstar CORFAC International repped owner WGE Properties in the transaction that followed a consent foreclosure. In 2008 Suburban Buick closed, but the owners retained title to the parcel and car dealership facility. Podolsky Northstar was retained by the owner to find a replacement user in hopes of an agreed debt-relief structure.WGE Properties, the holding company for the Community Bank of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn, accepted Motor Werks as a tenant.


ForeSite Realty has received several new receivership assignments, including the 129k SF Rolling Meadows Center  at 2801-2915 Kirchoff Rd. in Rolling Meadows and  The Lincoln Center at 2518-2544 on Lincoln, including the Apollo Theater plus 37k SF retail & parking.

Sales News

Paine/Wetzel · ONCOR International has repped two buildings totaling 29k SF that recently traded:

  • Kunz Glove Co. purchased a 21k SF building at 1532 W. Fulton. Paine/Wetzel's Michael NelsonMark Nelson, and Gerald Sullivan  repped seller Active Graphics; the buyer was self-represented. 
  • Global Telecom purchased an 8k SF facility at 6425 S. Central Ave. in Chicago. The purchase marks an expansion for the company. Paine Wetzel's Edward WabickMichael Nelson, and Mark Nelson repped seller Bricklayers and Stone Mason Union. Worth Realty's  Ismail Ishmail represented Global.


Marcus & Millichap recently sold MCL Center  in Lincoln Park, a multi-tenant 17k SF retail property adjacent to the DePaul University Campus for $5.7M at a 7.48% cap rate. Marcus & Millichap's George Ghattas  and John Abuja  had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a private real estate developer.


IDI has sold a 525k SF build-to-suit at 2188 Diehl Rd. in Aurora. The industrial facility was built in 2009 for the current tenant,Freudenberg Household Products, which acquired the property for $25M. IDI is also under contract to develop an expansion totaling 101k SF of production and warehouse space for Freudenberg. Darwin Realty's George CibulaRick Daley, and Joe Bronson represented Freudenberg. CBRE's Kirk Armour  and David Prell were IDI's listing agents. IDI's Maggie Amaya  manages the property.

Leasing News

Paine/Wetzel · ONCOR Internationa l has completed 54k SF of industrial leases:

  • Medikmark, a manufacturer of health care kits, signed a 48k SF lease renewal and extension at 3600 Burwood Dr. in Amhurst Lake Business Park in Waukegan. Paine/Wetzel's Whit Heitman, represented landlord Prudential, while the tenant was self-repped.
  • Amerifreight, a freight forwarding company, has signed a new lease for 6k SF at 2130 Oxford in Des Plaines. Paine/Wetzel's Elise Couston and Patrick Fitzgerald repped landlord Chicago Properties. The tenant was repped by Colliers B&K's Jonathan Kohn.


CompTIA plans to relocate its HQ from Oakbrook Terrace to Downers Grove, where it will lease 32k SF of office space in the Esplanade II office tower. Cushman & Wakefield's Susan Rosen and Marilyn Lissner  repped the tenant. The 584k SF building at 3500 Lacey Rd. is owned and managed by Hamilton Partners, who were repped in house by Dave Andrews.

Architecture and Construction

MRSA's Maureen Ford and Kristen Ward  orchestrated the retrofit of BOMA/Chicago's 5k SF space at 115 S. LaSalle St. to help it earn LEED Silver. The project plan included the first application of LED down lighting, carpet tiles made from reclaimed carpet, and over 80% of all construction waste diverted from landfills (including 4.5 tons of drywall)

Company News

UGL Equis  formed a new strategic alliance with Mexico City-based Cortina Facilities to help with its Facilities Management Services with Equis de Mexico. With over 700 employees and more than 34M SF under management, UGL Cortina Facilities represents more than 50 properties including corporate, residential, shopping centers, office, and industrial parks. UGL's Gregory Robinson will be overseeing the alliance activities.