TTX Co. Recommits to LaSalle Investment’s 101 N. Wacker in Chicago
TTX Company signed a 103,399 square-foot lease renewal at LaSalle Investment Management’s 101 N. Wacker in Chicago. The new deal ensures that the railcar owner and manager will remain as one of the 24-story, 599,503-square-foot building’s largest tenants.
CBRE’s Todd Lippman, Jim Whalen, Jon Milonas and Bill Sheehy represented the tenant. JLL’s Melissa Rubenstein and Kim Doyle handled the deal on behalf of ownership.
“101 N. Wacker uniquely stands as a premier Class A building on Wacker Drive, which is why we continue to secure the recommitments of major tenants like TTX,” said Rubenstein, who notes a major building renovation is planned for 101 N. Wacker.
Slated for completion in early 2019, improvements to the building will include: exterior improvements to create a new identity along Wacker Drive; a sophisticated lobby; and a sleek and modern tenant lounge featuring collaboration space, a state-of-the-art conference facility and a game room.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
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In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
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Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
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