Chicago, IL – Bradford Allen is pleased to announce that Associate Matt Wright and Principal Ben Azulay completed a new lease for Simple Mills at 435 N LaSalle in Chicago. Simple Mills will occupy 10,010 square-feet, relocating from 444 N Wells Street. Cushman and Wakefield’s Andrea Saewitz and Ben Cleveland represented the Landlord, Elmdale, in the transaction.
Founded by Katlin Smith in 2012, Simple Mills is a health food company based in Chicago, IL. Simple Mills makes simple, whole food ingredient baking mixes, crackers, cookies and frostings that are naturally gluten-free, grain free and Non-GMO project certified. Simple Mills is currently the fastest-growing brand in natural baking mixes and crackers, ranking #1 in natural baking mixes and #2 in natural crackers by dollars sold.
“Working with Simple Mills was highly enjoyable, their highly talented team possessed an energy and passion for the brand and company’s future that was inspiring,” said Wright. “This is an exciting time for Simple Mills, and the new space should allow them to scale efficiently while also providing a bright backdrop to help display their expanding product line.”
Elmdale purchased 435 N LaSalle, a timber loft building, in 2015. It was originally designed by Adler and Sullivan and is located in the heart of River North at LaSalle and Hubbard. Elmdale brought life back into the building by making some much-needed improvements to the entry, lobby, common corridors, elevators, and washrooms. With 13’ ceilings and large windows facing south and west, there is an abundance of natural light, an important feature to Simple Mills.