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Sale-Leaseback Yields Des Plaines Development Site for Bridge Industrial
Bridge Industrial acquired a 12.35-acre site in Des Plaines, IL, for the future development of Bridge Point Des Plaines, a 184,240- to 227,245-square-foot industrial facility in the O’Hare submarket.
The acquisition was completed as part of a sale-leaseback transaction with Nu-Way Industries, a global leader in precision metal product design and fabrication. Under the terms of this transaction, Bridge will acquire the building from Nu-Way, and retain Nu-Way as a tenant while it conducts a search for a new facility.
“This is a unique transaction, and we’re thrilled to have come to an agreement that suits both Bridge and Nu-Way’s evolving business priorities,” said Nick Siegel, partner at Bridge’s Chicago region.
The sale was brokered by Darwin Realty’s Rick Daly.
The announcement comes shortly after Bridge announced the acquisition of Bridge Point Melrose Park, a future three-building, 1,539,780-square-foot industrial campus also in the O’Hare submarket.
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