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Sterling Bay, Lulafit’s New Space Highlights Amenities, Tenant Experience

Sterling Bay’s new fitness space at 600 W. Chicago, called The Factory, is a luxury wellness destination completed in partnership with Chicago-based lulafit.  

Built in 1908, the eight-story building at 600 W. Chicago formerly served as the Montgomery Ward catalog building. In 2021, with the 30,000-square-foot building under the ownership of Sterling Bay, lulafit designed a complete overhaul of the existing fitness center.

 “We jumped at the opportunity to work on this project with Sterling Bay,” said Chris Schmidt, lulafit’s senior director of design and development. “We took an outdated, dark, and overcrowded gym and turned it into a bright, restorative wellness destination that attracts users back time and time again.”

“The feedback we’re getting from tenants about The Factory is very positive,” said Sterling Bay’s Managing Director Jessica Brown. “The lulafit team – throughout design, construction, and now with on-site operations – has become a trusted partner of ours.


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About Jasmine Kilman

Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.