Office Midwest

Fifth Third expands to 218,135 sf at 222 S. Riverside Plaza

CB Richard Ellis represented Fifth Third Bank in its renewal and expansion at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago. Expanding by 35,000 sf, the financial services company will now occupy 218,135 sf, which includes retail space on the 1st floor of the building, and office space on the 29-34th floors. The transaction serves as the Chicago CBD’s largest renewal transaction thus far in 2011.

Office Midwest

Bixby Bridge and Franklin Partners acquire MetroWest in Naperville

Bixby Bridge Capital and Franklin Partners have partnered to acquire 55 Shuman Blvd., a 205,000-square-foot, high-profile office building in Naperville, Ill. Known as MetroWest, the property was designed by Helmut Jahn with a distinctive N-shaped sloping façade and is one of the most recognizable buildings in Chicago’s western suburbs. Terms of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed. The owner of record will be BBC MetroWest LLC.

Office i Ohio

Duke Realty enjoys busy times in Cincinnati market

In another sign that the commercial real estate market is in the early -- very early -- stages of a recovery, Duke Realty Corporation recently released a solidly positive report from its Cincinnati office showing that the company's activity in that Midwest city was on the rise.

Office Midwest

AT&T renews for 106,382 s.f. in Schaumburg

Steven W. Kling, principal; and Jason M. Simon, senior associate, both with the Office Advisory Group of Colliers International | Chicago, represented PNC Realty Investors in a 106,382-square-foot long-term lease renewal at Four Woodfield Lake, 930 National Parkway, Schaumburg, Ill.