Darwin Realty president, Richard G. Daly, and associate, Chris Mergenthaler, represented a private partnership in the lease of its building at 1701 Birchwood Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois. The new tenant, Amphenol EEC, is a manufacturer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and is relocating its facility from Chicago and Mexico.
“The tenant was attracted to this building because of its heavy power and open floor plan,” Daly said. “The company’s relocation shows that the Midwest, and specifically Chicago, is once again becoming a desirable location for manufacturers because of its labor pool and ease of distribution.”
The 48,790-square-foot building on 2.4 acres of land has 6,200 square feet of office space and 24-foot clear height ceilings in its warehouse. There are five oversized drive-in doors with drive-through capability that make it ideal for flatbed trailer loading. Zoned for general manufacturing, the facility also has potential for outdoor storage and parking for 109 cars.
The tenant was represented by Colliers International’s Ned Frank.