Healthcare N Illinois
Mercyhealth Systems’ proposed micro hospital in Crystal Lake, IL.

The trend in healthcare: smaller and more specialized

Healthcare is one of the strongest parts of the economy right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, it is the nation’s largest sector by number of employees, having just surpassed the retail trade. Lest one think that this is due to retail’s woes, healthcare has been on an unflinching increase for decades. The industry even added new jobs every month during the recession.

CRE N Illinois
Ryan Lindgren;Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

HFF hires Ryan Lindgren as a director

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced that Ryan Lindgren has joined the firm as a director in its Chicago office. Lindgren will focus on hotel investment advisory transactions and will be a member of HFF’s national hotel team led by Daniel C. Peek.

CRE N Illinois
Julie Swinehart;Retail Properties of America

Retail Properties of America promotes Julie M. Swinehart to EVP and CFO

The board of directors of Retail Properties of America, Inc. has promoted Julie M. Swinehart to serve as the company’s executive vice president, Chief Financial Officer and treasurer. Swinehart’s role will include the oversight and execution of all of RPAI’s financial activities, including internal and external reporting, capital markets, investor relations, internal audit and treasury.

Office N Illinois
The Opus Group and JLL announce completion of Itasca office tower

The Opus Group and JLL announce completion of Itasca office tower

The Opus Group and JLL announced the completion of a new corporate headquarters for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Itasca. The 183,000-square-foot building is the new home for the company’s 455 employees and serves as a national hub for the organization’s 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists..

Industrial N Illinois
Chicago’s data center market will continue to cruise in 2018

Chicago’s data center market will continue to cruise in 2018

The global data center market went out strong at the end of 2017, and looks as if it will continue to surge for the foreseeable future. JLL’s 2018 Data Center Outlook reveals that even after a record-shattering 2016, robust data center leasing activity continues across all major North American markets, taking around 25 percent of available data center space in many major cities.

CRE N Illinois
Jon Milonas;CBRE

CBRE promotes Jon Milonas to SVP

Jon Milonas has been promoted to senior vice president within the advisory & transaction services, occupier group for CBRE in Chicago. Milonas joined CBRE in 2007 as an intern and has quickly risen through the ranks. He has completed more than 350 transactions in his career and is now one of the youngest senior vice presidents at CBRE’s Chicago office.

Industrial N Illinois
Colliers arranges sale of 462k SF business park

Colliers arranges sale of 462k SF business park

Working on behalf of New York Life Investment, Colliers International I Chicago has arranged the sale of Green Oaks Business Center, a three-building, Class A industrial portfolio in Green Oaks, IL, in Chicago’s far northern suburbs. The buyer was a commingled fund managed by Dermody Properties. Sale price was not disclosed.

CRE N Illinois
Pictured left to right: David Garside, Kim O'Donnell, Steve Connors, Dave Zawadzki, Sabrina Bier of Proper Title.

Proper Title expands with Bucktown office

Proper Title, LLC, a full-service title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries, recently welcomed more than 100 real estate agents, lawyers and other industry professionals to the grand opening celebration of its new office in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood at 2323 North Damen, near the intersection of Fullerton and Damen Avenues. The Bucktown location brings the title insurance agency’s number of offices to seven, covering Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

CRE N Illinois
Counting cranes: construction costs and confidence

Counting cranes: construction costs and confidence

Construction costs are rising, but that hasn’t stopped new development as the North American crane count has reached a new peak. Chicago and five other cities—of the 13 cities sampled in Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) latest tally—are holding steady from the July report, while five cities show an increase in counts and only two have indicated a decrease in activity.

Office N Illinois
NKF to broker leases for new, 438k SF office tower

NKF to broker leases for new, 438k SF office tower

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has been engaged as the office leasing agent for 625 West Adams, a new 438,184-square-foot, 20-story, office development in Chicago’s West Loop, in partnership with White Oak Realty Partners and CA Office. The team was hired by the owners, a joint venture between White Oak Realty Partners, Vanderbilt Partners, CA Office and USAA Real Estate Company, to market and lease the highly anticipated development.

Office N Illinois
Colliers represents RedShelf in office expansion

Colliers represents RedShelf in office expansion

Colliers International I Chicago represented RedShelf, a Chicago-based educational software company and the largest inclusive access provider, in a 16,201-square-foot lease at the Boyce Building, 500 N. Dearborn. The firm had previously been subleasing 13,201 square feet, floors 12 and 13, at the same location.

CRE N Illinois
Three Chicago CRE firms honored at Christ the King gala

Three Chicago CRE firms honored at Christ the King gala

Three firms that work extensively in commercial real estate—O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, McShane Construction and Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.—were among the honorees at a recent gala hosted by Christ the King Jesuit College Prep (CTK). In a special pre-event celebration to the 10th annual King of Hearts Gala , the current and founding presidents honored the 11 original founding job sponsors of CTK’s Corporate Work Study Program.