Black Creek Group expands Chicago-area industrial footprint March 14, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment manager and development firm, acquired industrial properties in three strategic submarkets of the Greater Chicago area: I-55 Corridor, I-90 Elgin Corridor and Lake County. Black Creek Group already owns industrial facilities in each submarket as part of its growing industrial portfolio in the Greater Chicago area which, as of December 31, 2018, totaled approximately 4.9 million square feet which includes three buildings currently under development. “Chicago is a core market for Black Creek Group, and we are excited to leverage our local market knowledge to not only expand our footprint within the region, but also continue to create value for our stakeholders,” said Marty Edmondson, senior vice president of Black Creek Group’s north central region. “Through both our recent acquisitions and our ongoing development activity we have continually worked to strengthen our presence in key Chicago submarkets and look forward to expanding on this momentum.” Each of the newly acquired properties is fully leased and located near major traffic arteries. The largest of the three, 2770 Alft Court in Elgin, is in the I-90 Elgin Corridor submarket, which boasts one of the lowest vacancy rates in the area at approximately 3.7 percent. The other two buildings are located at 1881 Normantown Road in Romeville and 351-355 Hastings Drive in Buffalo Grove.