CHICAGO, IL – Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc., a global leader in feed-grade amino acid manufacturing, signed a 16,005 square foot, lease renewal, extension and expansion at 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, US Cellular Plaza.
Bradford Allen’s Senior Managing Director, Craig A. Nadborne represented Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. in the transaction. Nadborne has been the company’s broker for 22 years when Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. renewed its first lease of 4,000 square foot in the building. The company currently occupies 11,140 square feet and will be expanding by another 4,865 square feet this fall.
“When we enter into renewal negotiations Craig has always had the focus I’m looking for, whether it is rate reduction, free rent or better terms.” said Dennis Mullane, vice president and treasurer of Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.. “He’s completely familiar with how we operate, the rate at which we’ve grown and what we need.”
Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. decided to keep its Chicago location in O’Hare because of the large volume of employees visiting from their headquarters in Japan and also from its production operations in Iowa.
“US Cellular Plaza was able to accommodate Ajinomoto’s expansion needs and create an extended lease with favorable terms ” said Nadborne. “Through the years, US Cellular has been a great home for them due to its location in O’Hare.”
Bradford Allen’s Craig Nadborne represented Ajinomoto in the lease negotiations and 8430 W Bryn Mawr was represented by Collier International’s Francis Prock and Jason Simon.
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