Legal N Illinois
Daniel Hemmer;Bridge Development Partners

Bridge Development Partners hires first-ever general counsel

Bridge Development Partners has hired Daniel Hemmer as its first general counsel. Based in Bridge’s Chicago headquarters, Hemmer will oversee all of the firm’s legal functions, including real estate transactions, corporate and litigation. He will also be responsible for managing the company’s relationships with outside counsel and assuring every area of its business is in compliance with law.

Retail N Illinois
First downtown Chicago location of Egg Harbor Café opens in Optima Signature

First downtown Chicago location of Egg Harbor Café opens in Optima Signature

Optima Signature, a 57-story, 490-unit luxury apartment tower just east of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, announced the grand opening of its retail tenant, Egg Harbor Café, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch with 20 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Georgia. The Streeterville location is the first downtown Chicago location for the popular restaurant named as one of the nation’s top breakfast concepts.

Retail N Illinois
Cresco Labs wins three recreational cannabis retail licenses in Chicago

Cresco Labs wins three recreational cannabis retail licenses in Chicago

Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated, multistate cannabis operators in the U.S., won three licenses in the city of Chicago’s lottery for recreational cannabis dispensary locations. The licenses include two of the seven available in the Central District, and one of the six available licenses in the Southeast District. Illinois passed legislation permitting the limited sale of marijuana for recreational use, which should impact the local retail sector.

CRE N Illinois
Peter Heppel;Studio Gang

Studio Gang brings technology fellow in house

Studio Gang announced that their longtime collaborator, structural engineer Peter Heppel, has joined Studio Gang’s Chicago office as a technology fellow. Specializing in lightweight structures and aerodynamics, Heppel will draw on his decades of experience and unique knowledge of structural design and wind engineering to work closely with design teams at all phases, from conceptual design to construction administration.

CRE N Illinois
Tom Eilers;CapRock

CapRock announces new hire, Tom Eilers

Chicago-based CapRock has added Tom Eilers as senior leasing manager, according to the firm’s managing principal and CEO, S.L. van der Zanden. Eilers will handle the leasing activities for all CapRock properties and third party listings.

CRE N Illinois
CBRE closes sale of 52,000-SF retail asset in Chicago

CBRE closes sale of 52,000-SF retail asset in Chicago

CBRE recently represented North Clark Properties LLC in the sale of a 52,034-square-foot retail property at 201 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s Loop to State Teachers’ Retirement System of Ohio. Keely Polczynski and Marcello Campanini of CBRE represented ownership in the listing and Steve Janowiak of STRS Ohio coordinated the transaction for the buyer.

CRE N Illinois
Eric Fenske;DeSimone Consulting Engineers

DeSimone expands leadership team in Chicago

DeSimone Consulting Engineers recently added two industry veterans to the firm’s expanding structural engineering practice in Chicago. John Viise, who joins the firm as a managing principal, and Eric Fenske, who comes aboard as an associate principal, will serve clients in both the surrounding Midwest region and abroad in the design and development of high-rise structures.

CRE N Illinois
Rachel Killion and Sophie Bidek of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. Photo: Jennifer Wolfe Photography Inc.

CREW Chicago hosts Last Call for Fall 2019

On Wednesday, November 13, CREW Chicago hosted their annual Last Call for Fall event at the Chicago Architectural Center. This exclusive event held by CREW Chicago supports CREW Foundation and CREW Chicago in creating opportunities for women and girls to achieve economic and professional success. The evening included networking, a silent auction, appetizers and cocktails.

CRE N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: Tabitha Dozier

CRE Future Leaders: Tabitha Dozier

An associate with NAI Hiffman, Tabitha Dozier has managed more than 4.5 million square feet of commercial real estate on behalf of a wide variety of landlord clients. She has also worked with over 100 tenants including Sears Holding Corp, PODS of Chicago, PepsiCo and more. Dozier has an extensive background in lease analysis, including Real Estate Tax and Common Area Maintenance reconciliations.