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Apparel Retailer Consolidates to 352K SF in Bolingbrook

Darwin Realty/CORFAC International negotiated a long-term lease on behalf of apparel retailer AKIRA for a 352,338-square-foot warehouse facility at 150 E. Crossroads Parkway in Bolingbrook, IL. Principal Noel S. Liston and associate Nick Krejci worked with AKIRA for a consolidation of multiple warehouse facilities.

AKIRA will utilize the new facility at 150 E. Crossroads for warehouse, fulfillment, and e-commerce operations.  Its office and headquarters will remain in Chicago. 
“Working with Noel and Nick has been a delight- their expertise, patience, and client commitment gave us the confidence to see the process through,” said Eric Hsueh, AKIRA co-owner. “AKIRA is a growing omni-channel women’s fashion retailer and this new warehouse gives us the foundation for our next phase of growth.  We’re excited about our future and thrilled to move into our new home.”  
JLL’s Keith Stauber and Steve Ostrowski represented the building owner.


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