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Somerset Signs First Tenants at Bell Works Chicagoland

Somerset Development has signed its first office lease at Bell Works Chicagoland, the redevelopment of the 1.65-million-square-foot former AT&T headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL. Boutique accounting firm CPA Advisors Group will lease 1,500 square feet of space.

Additionally, the property will soon welcome an outpost for Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea. The café will operate a kiosk at Bell Works Chicagoland beginning in December, with plans to open a permanent Fairgrounds location with a full cocktail bar onsite in early 2022. 
“Our first leases at Bell Works Chicagoland are so much more than just leases – they are the affirmation that this longstanding property, which was home to thousands of workers in the region, is once again alive,” said Somerset president Ralph Zucker.

Colliers International’s Steve Kling, Francis Prock and Jason Simon, and The Garibaldi Group’s Jeffrey Garibaldi, Sr., Tara Keating and Lindsey Florio are the property’s exclusive office leasing teams.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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