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CRE Office Pulse 004: Chicago’s Suburban Office Market — More Competitive Than You Think

Suburban Chicago’s office vacancy rates may seem historically high, but the headline numbers overlook key details about the marketplace. Large, low-quality properties are having an outsized effect on the averages. Removing these “zombies” from the data shows the market is more competitive than you think.

Read on to find out more

 

Bradford Allen Investment Advisors acquires Edens Corporate Center in Northbrook, IL

CHICAGO, IL — John Butler, Executive Managing Director of BAIA, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Edens Corporate Center at 630 & 650 Dundee Road in Northbrook, IL. Bradford Allen Realty Services will be the leasing agent, and Bradford Allen Management Services will be the property manager.

Built in 1988, the recently renovated property is a Class A, 187,509-square-foot suburban office building located immediately right off of the Edens Expressway/Interstate 94, the main highway north from the city of Chicago. Joel Berger, Senior Managing Director, and Jake Blesi, Associate, will lease the four-floor property, which currently offers 56,000 square feet of vacancies and an underway spec suite, as well as move-in ready options for tenants. The complex features a 122-car, below-ground, heated, executive parking garage; a one-of-a-kind outdoor meeting facility; recently modernized lobbies, lavatories, and common areas, along with a fitness center and yoga studio.

“The property is unique within the Skokie Boulevard submarket. It is easily the best option for the smaller and mid-sized tenants, with each floor having two wings that offer flexible space designs with a great window line. The proximity to walkable amenities coupled with the underground garage, the renovated common areas, indoor and outdoor conference facilities, fitness center, and Once Upon a Bagel as the on-site food service, make Edens Corporate Center the best value in the submarket,” said Berger.

“We just signed our first new lease with Phase 3 Capital Management for 3,500 RSF last week and have another lease out for signature. The North suburbs have continued to perform well this year, and we were so excited to have had the opportunity to acquire one of the best buildings in the North Market. Our planned upgrades to the tenant amenities—along with the engaged, flexible, and local ownership—will help the property attract dynamic new tenants in the area,” added Butler.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.

 

Bradford Allen completes 35,500 SF of leasing at 570 Lake Cook Road

CHICAGO, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Senior Managing Director Joel Berger has completed five transactions totaling 35,539 SF at 570 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, IL.

Banner Real Estate Group (represented by Randy Bowles and Steve Levitas of Newmark) signed a new lease for 2,750 SF. Align Business Finance (represented by Sam Grossman of The Fairchild Group) signed a lease expansion and renewal for 4,986 SF. Completed lease renewals included DD&A for 2,003 SF, Sedgwick Claims Management Services (represented by Paul Diederich of CBRE) for 9,323 SF, and Vail Systems, Inc. (represented by Dan McCarthy and Phil Geiger of JLL) for 16,477 SF.

“The recent volume of leasing activity is a testament to the new ownership’s commitment to positioning 570 Lake Cook Road as a best-in-class property. The onsite Lake Cook Metra Station coupled with the underground parking garage are significant differentiators from the property’s competition and make 570 a better value,” said Berger.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.

 

Bradford Allen Completes 16,500-SF Lease Renewal in Deerfield, IL

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Senior Managing Director Joel Berger has completed a 16,500-square-foot renewal lease between Vail Systems, Inc. and the ownership of 570 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, IL. Vail, a long-time tenant and the second-largest in the building, signed a five-year renewal. Dan McCarthy of JLL represented Vail in the transaction.

“The ownership was thrilled that Vail decided to renew at 570 Lake Cook Road,” said Berger. “I believe Vail placed value on having the Metra platform attached to the building’s parking lot, the underground heated parking garage, and ownership’s commitment to upgrading the property overall.”

Founded in 1991, Vail Systems is a telephony software and cloud services company that uses its advanced technology to enhance billions of customer conversations every year. Vail is committed to creating business value for clients and growth opportunities for employees by developing solutions that inspire people to interact freely and authentically.

“We are so happy that Vail Systems decided to renew at 570,” said Elbaum.

“Vail’s decision to remain at 570 has reconfirmed our belief in the building’s value proposition and the amenities that set it apart from its direct competition,” added Bernstein.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.

 

Bradford Allen Completes 10,500-SF Lease in Elmhurst, IL

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Managing Director Norm Murdoch completed a new 10,500-square-foot lease between Parkway Dental Services, LLC and the ownership of 501 West Lake. Parkway, a dental supplies and equipment provider, signed a seven-year lease for their first Illinois location.

“Parkway Dental sought a centrally located property within the Chicagoland suburbs with easy access for both clients and staff. In addition, they wanted the ability to be up and running quickly. We were excited to be able to fulfill both requirements with 501 West Lake, which is highly accessible to I-290, 1-294, and Route 83, in addition to its close proximity to the downtown Elmhurst Metra. It also happens to have been previously occupied by a tenant in the same industry, so the existing conditions were ideal for Parkway’s needs,” explained Murdoch.

Parkway was founded in New Jersey in 1975 and remains a family-operated business to this day. Serving the New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Pennsylvania dental community for over 40 years, their commitment to delivering a great experience for the dental team has allowed them to grow into a regionally known, highly respected, full-service provider of dental supplies and equipment.

“This transaction highlights Norm’s instincts and deep market knowledge. His understanding of the tenant’s needs, coupled with his awareness of the unique attributes of this particular space, allowed him to structure this deal to the benefit of both parties,” said Elbaum.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.