Logistics provider C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, MN, has announced plans for a 207,000-square-foot, build-to-suit office building at 1511 W. Webster in Chicago. Sterling Bay, which acquired the 4.18-acre site earlier this year, will serve as the developer and manage the property.
The construction of the three-story building will transform the former tannery site into the Chicago office headquarters for C.H. Robinson. The company has signed a 15-year lease for the entire property, a significant expansion from its current 160,000 square feet at 1840 N. Marcey St. in Chicago. Occupancy is expected in late 2018.
“Over the past decade, Chicago has emerged as our largest center of employment, and one of our most important global markets,” says Pat Nolan, vice president at C.H. Robinson. “Chicago’s longstanding history as a multimodal transportation hub, its thriving tech industry, and its rich talent pool make it an ideal place for us to do business. We look forward to continued growth in Chicago in the years to come.”
C.H. Robinson, which will celebrate 100 years in Chicago next year, has seen its Chicago headcount virtually double since 2005. C.H. Robinson’s nearly 2,000 Chicago employees account for almost 15 percent of its global workforce.