|Zeller will step outside of its traditional ownership role, spearheading the redevelopment of the building and making improvements to the plaza to optimize retail. Paul Zeller says his group was brought on because of its stewardship of historically significant projects. BDT's Byron Trott says his company will be âpartnering with other family business and entrepreneurial leaders to preserve the long-term legacy of the Wrigley Building.â Wrigley will move out of the building by the end of 2012. Groupon and Lightbank,
Brad and Eric's other venture, have no immediate plans to move into the
facility despite earlier reports that said one of the companies may use
the building as an HQ. The transaction was supported by Jones Lang LaSalle and DLA Piper.
The new consortium has also agreed to keep the Wrigley name on the
building even after the corporation moves to its Goose Island facility.|