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Chicago’s renovation: Important infrastructure projects to make the Heart of America smart and green

Chicago’s renovation: Important infrastructure projects to make the Heart of America smart and green

Known by many around the world as the Windy City, Chicago is a top destination in the United States. With its skyscrapers, basketball heritage and a peculiar bean sculpture loved by tourists, the city has a lot to offer, and it just keeps growing. Recently, city representatives have decided to make some big changes, therefore important investments for new infrastructure projects in Chicago have been made.

CRE N Illinois

Taurus Investment Holdings acquires $201M portfolio in Chicago

Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC announced that the US Logistics Fund I, LP has been fully deployed. The purchase of the Venture One Portfolio located in Chicago was the final investment of the fund. Launched in May 2017, the fund focused on on value-added logistics properties in major US population centers. The Venture One Portfolio is the ninth and final investment of the fund.

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CRE Future Leaders: Sophie Bidek

CRE Future Leaders: Sophie Bidek

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up Sophie Bidek, partner at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. Bidek specializes in the architectural design of mixed-use, adaptive-reuse and residential projects. Her portfolio of notable projects includes the 1.1-million-square-foot Harper Court redevelopment in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the 27-story, upscale condo Superior 110 tower in River North and No. 9 Walton, an ultra-luxury condominium development in Streeterville.

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CBRE launches web-based office planning tool, Spacer

CBRE launches web-based office planning tool, Spacer

CBRE Group, Inc. recently launched Spacer, a free workplace planning product to help companies apply best-in-class workplace trends to their office layout. Targeting companies with 15-300 employees that may have never enlisted the help of a workplace consultant, the technology offers a user-friendly interface and a gamified experience.

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Skender breaks ground on new laboratory at Loyola University Chicago

Skender breaks ground on new laboratory at Loyola University Chicago

Skender, serving as base building and interior construction manager, has broken ground on Loyola University Chicago’s new 10,000-square-foot engineering science flex laboratory located near the intersection of North Broadway and Sheridan Road. The mission of the new single-story building is to provide open space, movable furniture and equipment and a collaborative environment for the engineering science program’s active learning framework. The state-of-the-art facility will innovate how the university utilizes available space.

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Elena Daniel;CenterPoint Properties

CenterPoint names Elena Daniel to vice president

CenterPoint Properties announced the appointment of Elena Daniel as vice president ESG and corporate affairs. In the newly created role, Daniel will oversee all environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate affairs matters. As part of her responsibilities, she will administer the responsible contractor program (RCP) on union and labor participation in development and construction projects. Daniel will also lead CenterPoint’s energy optimization, “green” and corporate affairs initiatives.

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The Real Estate Center at DePaul to host conference on adaptive reuse

The Real Estate Center at DePaul to host conference on adaptive reuse

The Real Estate Center at DePaul University will host its annual Spring Conference on Thursday, June 14. The title of the program, which will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, is: Adaptive Reuse: Creating Strategies for Financing, Investing and Development. It is a follow-up to the fall program that was titled: When Tenants Take a Fall: The Adaptive Reuse of Vacant or Underperforming Real Estate.

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Bruce Hopple;Avison Young

Bruce Hopple joins Avison Young in Chicago

Avison Young announced the strategic hiring of highly regarded commercial real estate industry veteran Bruce Hopple as a senior vice president in Avison Young’s Chicago office. He will join the tenant representation team, focusing on new business development and transaction advisory services for professional service firms, not-for-profits and local and national corporations.

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Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Gershman's Christopher Fox

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Gershman's Christopher Fox

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News publishes its annual Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue. This year, we are also running these profiles online so that our readers can discover the hard work and smarts that go into succeeding as a CRE Hall of Fame member. This week, we look at the career of Christopher Fox, executive vice president and managing director of St. Louis-based Gershman Commercial Real Estate.