Bradford Allen Completes Multiple Leases at Kinzie Design Center

CHICAGO – Bradford Allen Realty Services has completed four new leases over the last three months for a combined 12,200 square feet of office space at the Kinzie Design Center, 220-230 W Kinzie in Chicago, IL.  The leases signed on behalf of Chicago based owner, Kinzie Street Partners, LLC are:  Vine Street Trading for 4,290 square feet, The Chartis Group leasing 3,593 square feet, The Well Advertising for 2,174 square feet, and Visual Wright leasing 2,174 square feet.

Bradford Allen senior managing director Craig A. Nadborne and director, Steve Fitzgerald, represented ownership in all four transactions.  Both The Chartis Group and The Well Advertising are relocating from nearby buildings.  This will be the first office for Visual Wright, a start-up graphic design and marketing firm, and Vine Street Trading is an early restructure, extension and expansion. The four-story 77,000 square foot office/showroom building in River North is now 82% leased.

“These recent leases reflect the Kinzie Design Center’s appeal as a prime office location for mid-size businesses and design firms,” said Jeffrey Bernstein, a principal and co-founder of Bradford Allen and the leader of the firm’s growing agency practice.  “The property offers access to the eclectic, creative River North community, with a significant cost advantage over the area’s other available offerings.”  

Located at Kinzie and Franklin, the Kinzie Design Center is situated directly across the street from the Merchandise Mart. The 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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