Hines buys 1.1 msf industrial campus in Chicago

The portfolio is 100 percent leased to three logistics tenants

Hines buys 1.1 msf industrial campus in Chicago

Hines has purchased the Chicago Prime Portfolio, a two-building, 1.1 million-square-foot industrial campus in Melrose Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago.

The portfolio, located at 4700/4800 Proviso Drive and 5000 Proviso Drive, is 100 percent leased to three logistics tenants who have all occupied their spaces for approximately 20 years.

The Chicago Prime Portfolio is comprised of two industrial facilities with modern characteristics, including 32- and 35-foot clear-height ceilings, one dock per 5,000 square feet, 159 trailer parking positions, and dual rail loading.

“The Chicago Prime Portfolio represented a compelling opportunity given its strategic infill location in the densely populated O’Hare submarket, which is supported by a strong labor pool and proximity to major highway and rail arterials,” said Will Renner, senior managing director at Hines.

The industrial campus is proximate to the Union Pacific Global 2 Intermodal railway, the I-294 / I-290 Interchange, the I-294/I-290/I-88 Interchange, the future I-490/I-294 Interchange, and Chicago O’Hare International airport. The submarket boasts attractive fundamentals, limited supply and robust demand. Bulk industrial sites in particular are scarce and challenging to develop in this submarket.

Hines will serve as the property manager for the portfolio and intends to implement a strategic value-add capital improvement plan at the properties. CBRE represented the seller in the transaction.

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