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.
Cal Wessman, executive vice president, CB Richard Ellis, represented Fifth Third Bank in the transaction along with Kevin Rogers and Brad Serot, senior vice presidents with CB Richard Ellis.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fifth Third Bank moved into the high-profile office space in 2005. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company with $111 billion in assets.
Owned by Behringer Harvard and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, 222 S. Riverside is a 1.1-million-sf landmark office building in Chicago’s West Loop submarket. The building offers tenants 360-degree views, direct access to Union Station, has an on-site commodities exchange, newly renovated lobby and common areas and includes a pedway link to a 1,700 space parking garage.