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Construction Commences on Chicago’s 54-Story 110 N Wacker

Texas-based The Howard Hughes Corporation and Chicago’s Riverside Investment & Development secured the initial construction permits for 110 N. Wacker, a 54-story office tower along the Chicago River. Demolition work has wrapped up on the site of the former 1950s-era low-rise General Growth Building.

The initial $40-million construction phase for the 800-foot tower includes the tower’s caisson foundations, two levels of below-street parking, and a portion of its structural core. Work entails foundation and partial superstructure for the office building, including ground floor slab and building core to the fourth floor, two basements with parking, ground floor retail and associated site work.

Construction work will include both land-based and barge-based equipment. The development is slated to deliver by early 2021. Bank of America pre-leased 500,000 square feet, and will anchor the 1.35-million-square-foot tower.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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