Bridge Announces Sale of 1MSF Industrial Portfolio in Waukegan, IL


November 7, 2017


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Bridge Development Partners, LLC has announced the sale of two (2) buildings totaling 1,027,606 SF in Waukegan, Ill., to an institutional entity represented by Bentall Kennedy, for an undisclosed amount. These buildings were the first two facilities completed as part of Bridge Point North, a master-planned 225-acre business park.

“We are very pleased with the execution of this sale and the culmination of our first phase of development at Bridge Point North. We were very fortunate to land the ideal first anchor tenant for our park and to achieve core pricing for the first building while still being able to offer a value-add component to the purchaser with the vacancy in the second building,” said Steve Groetsema, Principal – Chicago Market Officer, Bridge Development Partners. “We believe this was a win-win all the way around.”

Jim Carpenter and Mike Tenteris of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, a joint venture of Bridge Development Partners, Globe Corporation, Wanxiang America Real Estate Group and Banner Oak Capital Partners, L.P.

Properties in the portfolio include:

  • Building I, a 626,848 SF industrial facility located at 1750 Bridge Drive. This 36’ clear cross-docked facility was completed in fourth quarter of 2016, and is fully leased on a long-term basis to a leading international e-commerce tenant
  • Building II, a 400,758 SF industrial facility located at 3900 Bur Wood Drive. This 32’ clear single-loaded facility was completed in September 2017, and was sold upon completion of the shell building and was vacant at sale

Bridge acquired the master-planned development from Cardinal Health in early 2015 and has made site improvements such as a new park roadway network, two new or modified traffic signals, and annexation to the City of Waukegan, as well as development of distribution buildings. The park is located one mile north of the Route 137/Interstate 94 interchange and features three fully-signalized entrances off of Waukegan Road. Park tenants include Cardinal Health, Visual Pak, Medline, and a leading international e-commerce tenant.

Since 2013, Bridge has completed over $2 billion in developments/acquisitions. The firm has a current pipeline of over $1.3 billion, encompassing 10.3 million SF in supply-constrained core industrial markets, including Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. In the past 12 months, Bridge has sold properties totaling more than $1.2 billion.