NAI Hiffman secured the first tenant, Greenleaf Foods, for 2200 Cabot Drive, a Class A, 131,000-square-foot multi-tenant office building in Lisle, Illinois. Owner RE Development Solutions is in the midst of an extensive renovation at the property.
Headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, Greenleaf Foods signed a long-term lease at 2200 Cabot Drive for 23,000 square feet, which they will occupy later this year. The new space will include an innovation center for research and development of the company’s plant-based brands—Lightlife and Field Roast—featuring a test kitchen, pilot plant, lab and office space.
NAI Hiffman executive vice president, Patrick Kiefer, and senior associate, Ryan Maher, have been exclusively engaged by RE Development to lease the property.
“Greenleaf Foods was able to reutilize a good portion of an existing test kitchen we had at the building, which resulted in significant cost savings for both the tenant and the landlord,” said Kiefer. “2200 Cabot offers them the very highest level of finishes, amenities and services with the opportunity to grow if needed, along with proximity to restaurants and other lifestyle services that today’s employees demand. RE Development Solutions is committed to the long-term success of the building and has relocated its corporate office to the building as well.”
2200 Cabot Drive was built in 1990 and was first renovated in 2002. The property is located in the park-like grounds of the 64-acre Corporate Lakes office development, within the East-West corridor. The building’s renovations include spec suites, a new lobby, a tenant lounge with micro-market, conference rooms, new restrooms and corridors, new HVAC mechanicals, a new roof and fresh landscaping.
With Greenleaf’s lease secured, remaining availability includes office space for a variety of tenants’ needs—from a 6,796-square-foot, partial-floor suite up to 82,440 square feet of space across multiple floors. The five-story building, clad in a granite and concrete façade, is accentuated by a four-story glass curtain. It features a two-story glass atrium, test kitchen space and on-site ownership and property management, as well as nearly 400 parking spaces, including 29 heated underground executive spaces.
2200 Cabot Drive offers convenient access to the I-88 East-West Tollway and I-355 North-South Tollway, along with numerous area amenities such as restaurants, hotels, business services and childcare centers. It is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago.