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Duke Realty Breaks Ground on Its New HQ

Industrial REIT Duke Realty broke ground on its new headquarters, which it’s developing with locally-based PK Partners LLC. The 78,000-square-foot building will be located in the River North at Keystone mixed-use development.

The new facility, which Duke expects to occupy in late 2019, is going up on a 2.9-acre site where a restaurant previously stood. Duke’s offices will occupy 73,000 square feet of the new build, with the remaining 5,000 square feet to contain a yet-to-be-determined restaurant.

“In addition to enhanced collaboration, connectivity and efficiency, we’ll benefit from working in an easily accessible, modern, single-tenant building that reflects our business and culture,” said Duke CEO Jim Connor.

PK’s Wes Podell said Duke’s decision to locate its national base at River North at Keystone further solidifies it as the place for companies seeking a superior workplace environment in a convenient location,” with amenities including hotels, residences and shopping.

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