The Chicago office of Duke Realty Corporation signed five leases totaling 860,296 square feet in September in four of its properties. The transactions include two full-building leases of recently delivered spec buildings, a new lease and renewal that took another building to full occupancy and a new lease in another building.
“We are pleased with the interest we continue to see in our Chicago-area properties and the decisions of our valued tenants to locate or keep their operations in a Duke Realty building,” said Susan Bergdoll, vice president of leasing and development for Duke Realty in Chicago. “Our Chicago metro portfolio is comprised of modern, well-located properties which, in turn, align with the needs of companies looking for efficiency-enhancing warehouse and distribution space in this high-demand market.”
Transactions inked in the month of September include Airport Logistics Center in Romeoville, Illinois, where RJW Logistics signed a lease for the entire 543,780-square-foot spec building which delivered in August. Dominic Carbonari and Frank Griffin with JLL represented the tenant while Jason West and Sean Henrick with Cushman & Wakefield were the listing brokers.
At 990 North Avenue in Glendale Heights, Illinois, Coda Resources leased all of the 183,296-square-foot spec building which was completed in December 2018. Frank Melchert with Cawley Chicago represented the tenant and Kelly Disser, Eric Tresslar and Michael Freitag with NAI Hiffman served as the listing brokers.
Battery Systems signed a new lease for 17,850 square feet at 375 W. South Frontage Road in Bolingbrook, Illinois, while Corrosion Materials renewed its 17,850-square-foot lease. Brian Kling and John Bolster with Colliers International represented Battery Systems in its lease. Ryan Earley and Terry Grapenthin with Lee & Associates were the listing brokers for the building.
Finally, Black Horse Carriers signed a new lease for 97,520 square feet at 1835 W. Jefferson, Naperville, Illinois. George Pappas with Hartford Associates represented the tenant and Brian Kling and David Bercu with Colliers International were the listing brokers. Duke Realty was represented by Bergdoll and Casey Grant in all of the transactions.