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Avison Young brokers sale of 70,625 square-foot building on behalf of local nonprofit

Avison Young brokers sale of 70,625 square-foot building on behalf of local nonprofit February 14, 2022

Demand continues to grow in the Lake County submarket

Chicago, IL– Avison Young announced today that it has negotiated the sale of 70,625 square -feet (sf) of industrial space on behalf of Aspire Illinois located at 3441 Sheridan Road in Zion, IL.
Aspire Illinois, the seller, was represented by Avison Young’s John Hauser, Bruce Hopple, Chad Bermingham, all based in the firm’s Chicago office. The non-profit has worked with Avison Young on other real estate assignments as well.

“This ideal location provides excellent access to Chicago’s expansive infrastructure, as well as proximity to the booming Southern Wisconsin submarket,” said Hauser. “With continued demand across Lake County, vacancy is currently at 6.4% at the beginning of the first quarter in 2022.  This is a primary location for positive traffic for the undisclosed buyer,” said Bermingham.

Founded in 1960, Aspire is a recognized in Illinois and Wisconsin as a leading provider of programs and services that empower people with disabilities and inspiring inclusive communities. Aspire serves nearly 1,000 people every year, focused on more independent living and career building. Aspire also helps businesses create more inclusive workplaces through DEI consulting.
“We knew we needed a new space that has the potential to bring the entire community together and to inspire others to collaborate with us even more,” said Jim Kales, Aspire President and CEO. “Now we’ll be able to employ more people and host more volunteers, build an art gallery, and pods for employment training, fitness, and healthy food prep.”

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Business Development:

  • Bruce Hopple, Tenant Representation Specialist, Chicago: +1.312.940.2229
  • Chad Bermingham, Tenant Representation and Nonprofits Specialist, Chicago: +1.312.796.0361
  • John Hauser, Principal, Chicago: +1.847.849.1919