The Dallas-based club owner says with the merger, theMid-America Club will have almost 1,500 members. The company planson spending $3 million on renovations to the new club space,including improvements to the arrival area, reception, bar, lounge,a la carte dining space, business meeting amenities and restrooms,a spokeswoman for Jones Lang LaSalle tells Wells wasrepresented by JLL in the deal.


"The improvements planned as part of the partnership will allowus to provide a more contemporary, vibrant and relevant club to theEast Loop community," says Dave Woodyard, senior vice president ofClubCorp. The renovations should be complete by summer, says thespokeswoman. The company also owns the Metropolitan Club at theSears Tower, and spent $6 million in a renovation program there,the spokeswoman says.


Steve Smith, regional leasing director, and Paul Schloff,general manager of Aon Center, represented Wells. ClubCorp wasrepresented by Studley managing director Tiffany Winne, executivevice president John Goodman and executive managing director LisaDavidson. They would not comment on the lease terms. Average officelease rates in the East Loop are between $27.88 to $32.74,according to a Grubb & Ellis third quarter report.

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