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NKF Completes Two Long-Term Leases for Shipping Firm

NKF’s Brian Carroll represented and advised K2 Express Inc. in completing two long-term leases. These included a renewal and expansion in Franklin Park, IL, and a new, long-term lease for a neighboring, four-acre trailer yard.

The freight shipping and trucking company signed a 91,859-square-foot renewal and expansion at 10800-10900 Belmont Ave. in Franklin Park, part of a 600,000-square-foot, multi-tenant building owned by Prologis. Carroll represented K2 Express in the transaction, while Scott Gibbel provided in-house representation for Prologis. Cushman & Wakefield is the landlord’s agent.

In addition, K2 Express signed a long-term lease for a four-acre, fenced and paved 90-stall trailer yard neighboring the property on Charles Street. Carroll represented the tenant, while his NKF colleagues Steve Levitas and Bob Chodos represented Hill Mechanical, the trailer yard’s ownership.

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