COD's Science Center; The Deal Sheet
|The College of DuPage has officially opened its new 188k SF Health and Sciences Center in Glen Ellyn.|
|Since growing to 31k students, the largest enrollment of any single-campus community college in the US outside of California, COD felt the need to consolidate several programs into one building, says HOK's Erik Andersen, design principal. The facility includes a 125-seat tiered lecture hall, a dental hygiene clinic, 36 labs (including anatomy and physiology with cadaver capabilities), and a simulated operating suite. The building is pending LEED-NC Gold cert. Sustainable elements include heat recovery wheels, design for daylighting, a reflective roof, recycled materials, and water cisterns.|
Transwestern's Fred Ishler, Joe Stevens, Dan Svachula, and Zach Fox represented StoneCreek Properties in two leases totaling 34k SF at 387 Shuman Blvd. in Naperville. General Motors signed a 22k SF renewal and was represented by CBRE's Gary Fazzio. Our Children's Homestead inked a 12k SF lease renewal, repped by Tenant Advisors' Ted Lyon and Dave Ven Horst.
Brewer Investment Group has signed an 11-year lease for a full floor, 31k SF, at 303 E. Wacker Dr. to serve as the firm's corporate HQ. Corporate Site Selectors' Laurance Lewis completed the transaction. Owner Franklin Street Properties was represented by J.F. McKinney's Mike Watts and Carey King, and Hines' Richard Oliva and Tom Darcy.
Lease transactions totaling 26k SF have been completed at an industrial/flex building at 2200 Ogden Ave. in Lisle. Podolsky Northstar CORFAC International's Adam Tarantur and Randy Podolsky represented building ownership. Air Cycle Corp. has completed a new lease for 14k SF of space. The tenant was repped by Nicolson, Porter & List 's Brendan Hill. Production Plus Graphics has renewed its lease for 12k SF, represented by Schain, Burney, Banks & Kenny's Bill Biderman.
Susan Ahlert and Nancy Kozinski have been promoted to VP at ML Realty Partners. Susan joined ML in May 2003 and has been involved in leasing properties, overseeing the management of the Midwest portfolio, and handling all insurance matters. Nancy joined in July 2007, works on the asset management team, and will expand her responsibilities to include the firm's Texas portfolio.
Grady Hamilton has been named VP and GM of Opus North's Chicago office. Grady is now responsible for pursuing CRE development and investment opportunities. He joined Opus North in 2005 and has since completed development of more than 650k SF of office space.
RMK Management Corp. is leasing apartments at Parc Huron, a 221-unit luxury apartment building at 469 W. Huron in River North. The 21-story building offers one- to three-bedroom upscale apartment homes, parking, and a menu of luxury amenities. Hartshorne + Plunkard served as the architect. Apartments range in size from 614 SF to 1,443 SF and in price from $1,842 to $4,057 monthly. Parc Huron is about 30% leased and began move-ins earlier this month.
Construction and Development
Reed Construction has been selected to complete a 20k SF office build-out for Berlin Packaging's new corporate HQ at 525 W. Monroe. The build-out will include custom millwork, display walls, and custom acrylic signage as well as conference rooms, private offices, and an open office area. Reed's Bryan Kreuger and Jason Gunderson will oversee the project management. Eastlake Studios is providing the architectural services. Completion is scheduled for mid-summer.
The Berwyn City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment agreement for Luigi Paisan's Pizzeria. Owner Pete Fejzuloski plans to redevelop the building at 6226 Ogden Ave. and convert the former warehouse into the restaurant's main operation to serve the western suburbs. The City of Berwyn will use TIF funds to assist with build-out costs associated with converting the warehouse into a restaurant.