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Duke Launches Two Massive BTS Projects in Chicagoland

Duke Realty has started construction on a pair of build-to-suits totaling 1,855,620 square feet in the Chicago area. They include a 1,200,420-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center for Wayfair LLC at Airport Logistics Center Phase II in Romeoville, IL and a 655,200-square-foot BTS facility in Bedford Park, IL for a national home improvement retailer.
“Increased e-commerce activity continues to be a growth driver for Duke Realty and has accelerated the need for state-of-the-art industrial space and opportunities for infill redevelopment,” said Susan Bergdoll, VP of leasing and development for Duke’s Chicago and Minneapolis operations.
The REIT worked closely with tenant brokers John Suerth and Jon Varholak from CBRE and listing brokers Jason West and Sean Henrick from Cushman & Wakefield in negotiating the Romeoville BTS. Additionally, CBRE’s Tony Kepano and Matt Mulvihill served as the tenant representative and Chris Gary at NAI Hiffman served as listing broker for the Bedford project. 


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