CHICAGO-Cushman & Wakefield along with Grubb & Ellis are big winners in recent derbies to win leasing and management assignments. Cushman & Wakefield has been hired by Columbus, OH-based CalEast Industrial Investors, LLC to lease and manage six industrial properties totaling 1.2 million sf, while Grubb & Ellis won the assignment to lease Pointe O’Hare I and II in Rosemont.

ORIX Real Estate Equities, Inc. has turned leasing of the 262,884-sf Pointe O’Hare I at 9550 W. Higgins Rd., which has a 70,000-sf vacancy, to a Grubb & Ellis team led by Janine O’Brien. However, she will be looking for an 80,000-sf-plus anchor tenant at a second building next door, which is slated to be 330,000 sf. Cole Taylor Bank is the anchor tenant at the 11-story Pointe O’Hare I .

Cushman & Wakefield’s Mike Fonda, Brendan Kelly and Hugh Williams will handle leasing of three buildings at 950 N. Raddant Rd. in Batavia, as well as 156 Beeline, 425 Meyer and 1140 Tower Ln. in Bensenville. Meanwhile, Walter Murphy and Scott Anderson will have the chore at 6100, 6112 and 6220 W. 73rd St. in Bedford Park, which total 845,551sf. Melissa M. Lyons will have management duties for all of the industrial assets.

CalEast Industrial Investors, which includes LaSalle Investment Management and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, hired Cushman & Wakefield to replace Trammell Crow Co. “With their depth of market knowledge and experience, Cushman & Wakefield will be a great addition to our team,” says CalEast chief operating officer Rebecca Smith.

In Rosemont, Grubb & Ellis replaces CB Richard Ellis at the Pointe O’Hare complex. “The level of enthusiasm shown by Janine and her team was top-notch,” says ORIX Real Estate Equities asset manager Alex Luce, whose company continues to manage its property.

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