IllinoisCRE Darwin Realty brokers two sales, two leases in Chicago area totaling nearly 70,000 SF June 13, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Darwin Realty principal, Noel S. Liston, and associate, Nick Krejci, represented four end users in their purchase or lease of new space in suburban Chicago. The two sales and two leases totaled 69,687 square feet, all in high-quality buildings with good access to major highways. “The new buyers and tenants were pleased to find this rare space in today’s market,” Liston said. “Many businesses are currently expanding, leaving less quality space available for users who are looking to move.” Liston and Krejci represented a private investor in their purchase of 820 McArdle Drive in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The multi-tenant, 15,840-square-foot building was fully leased at the time of the sale. The high-image, precast facility attracts long-term tenants and is expected to remain fully leased with good cash flow for the foreseeable future. The seller, Dakota-Crystal Lake, LLC, was represented by Premier Commercial Realty’s Tina Kropke and Heather Schweitzer. In another sale transaction, Liston and Krejci represented DRB Enterprises in the sale of their 9,500-square-foot building at 1160 Abbott Drive in Elgin, Illinois to tool grinding machine manufacturer J. Schneeberger Corp. The free-standing building with access to I-90 via Route 31 and Randall Road offers the buyer a space to demonstrate their machinery to their customers. IMPEX GLS, a freight forwarding and supply chain management company, has leased 32,477 square feet within a 124,028-square-foot building located at 2475 Touhy Avenue in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The tenant selected the building because of its heavier office footprint and loading capabilities. The new, high-image industrial building is located close to O’Hare International Airport with access to multiple expressways. Liston and Krejci worked on behalf of IMPEX GLS while Colliers International’s Tom Rodeno represented the landlord, PPF Industrial 2475 Touhy Avenue, LLC. In the final lease, sound system and equipment provider Gary Gand Music, Inc. was represented by Liston and Krejci in its renewal of 11,870 square feet of space within the 54,130-square-foot building at 1107 Mark Street in Elk Grove Village. The site has great access to highways, allowing the business to access concert venues and other job sites it needs to reach throughout the Midwest. The REIT building owner was represented in-house.