GLENVIEW, IL-Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. has doubled its officetenancy at the Opus Gateway building here to about 68,000 squarefeet. The move is part of a consolidation to the company’s newheadquarters within the building from a satellite office inEvansville, IN.

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The pediatric nutrition firm has only been in the four-storybuilding since early 2009. Lynn Clark, the company’s SVP of humanresources, said the 134,000 square foot building is in the rightlocation at the right price.

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Completed in 2008, the property at 2701 Patriot Blvd. is nowoccupied by two tenants. Mead Johnson is in the top two floors, andNavman Wireless has 9,000 square feet in the bottom floor. The restis vacant and available, says John Carlson, real estate directorfor Opus Development Corp.

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“We’re seeing a little activity out there, though obviously we’dlike it to be stronger,” Carlson tells GlobeSt.com. “We’re excitedthat we now have 50% occupancy, and we’re ready to be aggressivewith new deals that come through the building. There’s a lot ofcompetition in the North submarket.”

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He says he can’t comment on the recent expansion lease, otherthan to say it is long-term, though asking rates were reported tobe about $20 per square foot in May 2009. The Glen is located alongwith other office, retail, hotel and industrial uses on the former1,200-acre Glenview Naval Air Station.

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