74 results for “Chicago Bears”
Multifamily N Illinois

Five winter don'ts for multifamily property managers

| Jack Devedjian

From frigid temperatures and piles of snow to burst pipes and icy sidewalks, danger can lurk around every corner of a Chicago apartment property during winter. But, with some advance planning and a focus on prevention, property managers can get through the winter season without incident.

Office N Illinois

PepsiCo confirms relocation to Chicago's Old Post Office

PepsiCo confirmed earlier reports that it will move its Chicago office to the Old Post Office building. Located at 433 W. Van Buren Street, the redeveloped property will serve as the headquarters for its sports drink, juice and Quaker Foods portfolios—including the Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker Oats brands—as well as PepsiCo Beverages’ Nor…

Office N Illinois

First look: The Post Office unpackaged

| Matt Baker

For over 20 years, it sat vacant and imposing, overlooking the westerly approach to Downtown Chicago. Now the Old Post Office is nearly ready to welcome its first office tenants to an adaptive reuse that has implications beyond the building’s footprint.

Finance N Illinois

JLL arranges over $17M in financing for suburban Chicago apartments

JLL arranged $17.345 million in financing for Iron Gate, a 180-unit fractured apartment and condominium community in the western Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Bear Peak Capital, LLC, to arrange the three-year, floating-rate loan through Bridge Debt Strategies. Loan proceeds will be used to con…

CRE N Illinois

Papa Bear would approve: Chicago Bears unveil Halas Hall expansion

Just in time for their 100th anniversary, The Chicago Bears unveiled the expansion and renovation at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. This includes a 162,500-square-foot football operations addition to the already existing 143,000-square-foot facility and a 30,600-square-foot remodeling project on the northeast side of the building. HOK…

CRE N Illinois

Engineering a renaissance at Willis Tower

| Matt Baker

For close to two years, Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower has been undergoing a $500 million overhaul, including new elevators, lighting and amenities. But the most evident update is the transformation of the building’s base, tearing out the fortified battlement at street level and replacing it with a modern and airy superstructure.

CRE N Illinois

First phase of Bears' Halas Hall modernization completed

Mortenson recently completed the first phase of the partial demolition, expansion and renovation of Halas Hall, the iconic Lake Forest, Illinois headquarters of the Chicago Bears. The first phase, turned over on April 1, focused on football operations and included demolition of part of the original facility and building a 165,000-square-foo…

Office N Illinois

Chicago cruise lines open downtown headquarters

Two local cruise lines—Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline—have opened their new corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago on the 15th floor of 303 E. Wacker Drive. The new headquarters is steps away from the cruise lines’ docking area on the city’s vibrant Riverwalk and a convenient walk from Chicago’s F…

Finance N Illinois

Navigating the changing tides of CRE financing

| Daniel Barrins

In today’s world of commercial real estate finance, there is a vast ocean of cash available to fill a capital stack. The financing world has evolved in the post-recession years with alternative lenders emerging to fill the void left by bank consolidation, a decline in worldwide commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) issuance and a gen…