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General Capital Plans Major Build-to-Suit Project in Illinois Medical District

Wisconsin-based General Capital has hired the Chicago office of CBRE to lease a build-to-suit project it’s planning in the Illinois Medical District. Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the building, which could be as large as 500,000 square feet, is being marketed to prospective users as medical offices, life sciences lab space, or educational or health-tech commercial space.

General Capital signed a 100-year lease for the IMD-owned property last year after the District selected it as the prospective developer. It will be built along what CBRE calls the “Wood Street Medical Mile,” where properties include Rush University Medical Center, the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and UI Health.

“You’ve got an active biohealth ecosystem, you’ve got active [public] transit, you’ve got a lot of activity and a lot of potential users,” said General Capital’s Linda Gorens-Levey. “You’ve got a lot of different factors to make this a reality.”

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