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Author page: Kinzie

Doing The Deals

Howard Ecker & Co. said it negotiated leases for about 23,000 square feet at 218 S. Wabash for the union Unite HERE Local 1, which moved from 55 W. Van Buren. Baum Realty Group said it represented the men’s fashion retailer Brioni in its ground-level lease of 2,300 square feet at 12 E. Walton. A fall opening is planned. Marcus…

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Step Into BDO USA’s Bright, Green, Collaborative Home

Ken Mooney, executive director of ops, shows us inside 330 N. Wabash, BDO USA’s Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–built, Gensler-designed space for traveling accountants. Hoteling BDO’s accountants are often on the road, so desk assignments shift depending on who’s around. Storage lockers allow employees to set up shop when they’re in, while touch-down work stations serve as a place to…

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Peppercorn Capital LLC Secures Sought After Lake Street Property

Peppercorn Capital LLC, a Chicago-based real estate investment and development company, recently purchased the Trainor Glass Company showroom on the corner of Lake Street and  Sangamon. The firm closed on a lease that includes three separate 5,000-square-foot-buildings located at 939 W. Lake Street for Chicago-based tenant, Minimal. The design company is moving from its current location of 1032 W. Fulton…

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Future Of Commercial Real Estate Undergoing A Fundamental Shift

Future Of Commercial Real Estate Undergoing A Fundamental Shift

Commercial real estate is experiencing a fundamental, disruptive and well-overdue shift.  People entering the workforce today have a completely different concept of work and the space in which they work than when I began my career, more than 40 years ago. They’re younger than they have ever been, more tech savvy and globally aware with social media consciousness baked into…

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Prime Group Realty Trust Announce Lease with SmithBucklin

Prime Group Realty Trust has announced that SmithBucklin Corp. has executed a lease agreement and will relocate its Chicago headquarters to 330 N. Wabash Ave. in January 2013. SmithBucklin is leasing approximately 111,081 rentable square feet in the building. The building was designed by architect Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1971. It was designated with landmark status by…

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