Bradford Allen Completes Lease at the Kinzie Design Center

CHICAGO – Bradford Allen Realty Services is pleased to announce that Craig A. Nadborne, senior managing director and Steve Fitzgerald, director of the Chicago-based commercial real estate firm, have recently completed a 7,186 square foot showroom lease to Chicago Brass-Chicago Bath on behalf of the Kinzie Design Center.

Since 1986, Chicago Brass-Chicago Bath has been a leading distributor of high-quality door & cabinet hardware and luxury plumbing fixtures in the Chicago area. The firm currently operates from two locations, one on the North Shore and one in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and is expanding to the River North property. Chicago Brass-Chicago Bath selected the Kinzie Design Center as it provides dramatic loft office/showroom space at very attractive rates directly across the street from the Merchandise Mart. Nadborne and Fitzgerald represented building ownership, Kinzie Street Partners, LLC, in the lease negotiations. 

“The landlord has invested significant capital into the building’s infrastructure and has performed a very tasteful renovation that accentuates the property’s vintage loft elements.  The recent economic downturn has actually benefitted the Kinzie Design Center as it provides a significant cost advantage over the Mart and other more expensive showroom buildings in River North,” said Jeffrey Bernstein, a principal and co-founder of Bradford Allen who leads the firm’s growing agency practice.

“We are pleased to have arranged a deal that provides the landlord with a long-term, stable tenant,” added Craig Nadborne one of the building’s agents. “This tenant is a great addition to the significant amount of leasing which Steve and I have done over the last year at the property.”

Located at 220-230 W. Kinzie, the Kinzie Design Center is situated directly across the street from the Merchandise Mart. The 77,000 square foot office/showroom property was constructed in 1904 and features newly renovated facades, a brand new lobby with keycard entry, dramatic high ceilings and exposed brick. The Kinzie Design Center is located on West Kinzie Street, one block from the Franklin Street El stop within the Merchandise Mart. The property’s River North location is within walking distance to the Central Business District and East Bank Club.

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