MB Real Estate Completes Lease for the ACLU

Chicago | April 03, 2017

CHICAGO – April 3, 2017 – MB Real Estate (MBRE) announced that David Burkards and Kyle Robbins of the firm’s Corporate Services & Tenant Advisory team completed a 13,000-square foot lease on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois. The deal represents the non-profit’s first relocation and expansion in 20 years.

In the last six months, the ACLU has seen a significant increase in both membership and staff, prompting the non-profit to relocate from their 10,000-square foot office at 180 N. Michigan.

According to the ACLU’s associate director, K.T. Sullivan, “The ACLU has seen membership triple in Illinois since November, and we plan to increase our staff by 10 percent for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.”

The ACLU’s new office at 150 N. Michigan will provide the organization with room to grow, as well as offer employees a more modern work environment.

“150 N. Michigan makes sense for the ACLU,” according to Kyle Robbins, SVP of MBRE’s Corporate Services & Tenant Advisory team. “The new location is very close to their previous office. However, 150 N. Michigan offers 30 percent more space for the organization to expand, and in a much more efficient and contemporary workspace.”

The ACLU plans to move into their new office in June of this year. Matt Lerner and Mark Bâby of Cushman & Wakefield represented ownership, John Hancock Real Estate.

About the ACLU

The ACLU of Illinois is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, working in the courts, in the legislature and in the public to advance basic civil liberties. The organization has championed governmental reform on behalf of children under the care of DCFS and people with disabilities confined to large institutions. The ACLU also is a critical player in protecting reproductive health care for women in Illinois and protecting LGBTQ rights. Recently, the ACLU has led the charge on police reform in Chicago, including reforming the unchecked use of stop and frisk by the Chicago Police Department.

About MB Real Estate Services Inc.

Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation and Investment Services. Separately, MBRE Healthcare and its independent affiliate fund manager, ROA Holdings, are a full-service real estate entity that acquires, develops, leases, and manages healthcare facilities across the United States. MBRE is headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Orlando, Dallas and Denver. For more information, visit mbres.com or mbrehealthcare.com. For more information on 440 S LaSalle, visit 440southlasalle.com.