It’s Almost Time for Dick Tracy Sculpture to be Moved

At approximately 10AM this Thursday, Sept. 17, Lend Lease, Construction  Managers  for the Water Street District, are expected to begin moving the Century Walk sculpture of Dick Tracy from its current location in the plaza by the Naperville Township Building.

The move which has been anticipated for months will help protect the popular sculpture that depicts the world’s favorite crime stopper during the ongoing construction of the Riverwalk and Naperville Township plaza.

The 9-foot tall bronze sculpture will be removed from its foundation, secured and lifted by back hoe and then wrapped and boxed for the  move to temporary storage offsite for approximately 60 days until its new upper location adjacent to the Riverwalk is completed.

dick_tracy2_400Artist Donald Reed will inspect the piece after it is removed from its foundation, and prior to packing for transit and storage.  Based on the inspection, Reed will identify any repairs and/or preventative maintenance required, and then propose a scope of work, if indicated, which Marquette will address prior to reinstallation.

“There has been much community interest in the moving of this treasured Century Walk icon,” said Jeff Prosapio, Executive Vice President of Development for Marquette Companies, developers of the Water Street District.

“We are taking every precaution to ensure its safety during the construction, and look forward to enjoying Dick Tracy in his new location on higher ground on the newly configured Township Building plaza as soon as possible.”

Since 2010,  9-foot tall bronze sculpture of Dick Tracy has stood near the Naperville Township Building to remind folks of the popular comic strip character that helped make “Crimestoppers” a household name.

Elements Banquet Dining and Events to open at Naperville Water Street District

All the elements of hospitality will be reflected in both  the décor and menus planned by Managing Partner David Miller when Elements at Water Street opens early 2017 in the much anticipated Hotel Indigo coming to Naperville’s newest downtown retail and restaurant district.  Occupying the second floor of the hotel on the north, river side, the well -appointed 4200 square foot banquet and meeting facility will seat up to 250 guests for business and social affairs. An additional 3,000 square feet of meeting space or private dining is divisible for smaller groups of up to 80 and includes a 1500 square foot pre-function lobby for cocktail gatherings, event staging and breakout refreshments.

Elements will overlook Naperville’s famed Riverwalk, covered bridge, plaza and fountain, all of which will provide inspiring settings for event photographs. Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, available for weddings, is directly across the street from the Water Street District, and guests can park in the onsite parking facility or take advantage of first floor valet parking services when attending events at Elements.  Hotel Indigo offers 158 guests rooms and suites. A children’s drop-in activity center within the District will provide a welcome addition for families visiting or attending events in the Water Street District.   In addition to the shopping and dining amenities at Water Street, Naperville’s vibrant downtown offers an extensive array of shopping and dining options from both national and local businesses.

Menus will feature fresh ingredients, bright flavors and clean, simple preparations that show off the natural flavors of the foods.  Where possible, Miller is looking for locally sourced fresh ingredients.  A full-service bar and an extensive wine program will feature a wide selection of vintages to compliment the menus.   “Specific menus will be designed to welcome business outings as well as social celebrations,” Miller says.   “Enhancing flavor elements can be added when we create custom menus that reflect culinary favorites with special meaning to the honored guests. Food and wine is meant to be enjoyable and memorable and we want to ensure that in every experience.”

But service is what Miller contends will most replicate the Naperville sensibility.  Chef and Owner of Chef by Request, which has delivered award-winning off-premise catering to individuals and businesses for 20 years, Miller says his business has been built on a passion for hospitality in its most natural form- exceptional food and beverage service delivered by knowledgeable and experienced event planners, bartenders, chefs, cooks and servers.  “We strive to make our events very personal, with the warm Naperville community feel.  It turns out it was a vision we had in common with developer Nick Ryan as he was developing Water Street,” Miller explains. “Having established such great relationships through Chef by Request, the reputation we have in the local community gave us the opportunity for this next step for our business.”

Miller sees elements as the premier wedding destination serving the Western suburbs of Chicago. In addition to banquet services, he intends to build on his 20 years in the wedding industry to provide subcontracting and facilitation for lighting, music, av services, photography, floral, rental fixtures and more.  Services and equipment rental for corporate seminars, conferences and retreats will also be offered.

Miller says he is currently developing sales materials and hiring sales and catering representatives and will be attending the upcoming bridal shows.  Sample menus, table top elements and renderings of the facility are also being developed and he anticipates being able to book reservations beginning in January 2016 for events beginning in February of 2017. Once the Hotel Indigo is online, bookings will be handled through the hotel.

Chef By Request was named Naperville Small Business of the Year by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and has been named to the Best of Naperville for the past five years by Naperville Magazine.  Trained at the prestigious Johnson and Wales Culinary University, Miller has been a certified Executive Chef for the past 18 years and is a recent inductee to the Escoffier Society.  For more information on Elements at Water Street contact Chef by Request at www.chefbyrequest.com.

Don’t feed the geese

New Riverwalk signs plead: Don’t feed the geese

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Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

Every time someone along Naperville’s Riverwalk learns it’s a bad idea to feed the ducks and geese, someone else shows up who thinks it’s just good fun.

That’s the issue Riverwalk officials say they’re dealing with as they install two new signs to remind visitors of the harmful effects of tossing human food to the birds.

The signs were posted Wednesday along the north side of the DuPage River between Eagle and Webster streets, said Chuck Papanos, park operations manager in charge of the Riverwalk for the Naperville Park District.

The new postings are in addition to “DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE” etchings stenciled into the path itself and business cards park district police began handing out in summer 2013 that educate people about the downsides of feeding ducks and geese.

In short: too much human food for the waterfowl means too much goose poop in the river. And that’s not a pleasant scenario for smell, sight or the health of the river’s ecosystem.

The lesson has sunk in for many Naperville natives who use the path, said Stephanie Penick, a Riverwalk commission member who proposed the idea for the business card-sized handouts two years ago.

“It’s definitely made an impact,” Penick said. “It’s helped a lot, but it hasn’t helped for everyone.”

Newcomers and out-of-towners often are the ones guilty of feeding the ducks and geese these days, she said. That’s why Riverwalk officials wanted to try another element of education to really hammer home the plea for people to keep the stale bread and popcorn out of the river.

“We’re just trying to add to that message,” Papanos said.

One more addition to the anti-wildlife-feeding displays will come next year when the $93 million Water Street District opens along the south side of the river between Eagle and Webster streets.

Contractors working on a new segment of Riverwalk to be installed with the district’s new hotel, dining, parking and shopping have asked to borrow the stamp that stencils the “DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE” warning into the path, said Bill Novack, Naperville’s director of transportation, engineering and development.

Working with a landscape architecture firm, Riverwalk officials laid out several spots where the new stretch of Riverwalk will be marked with the request not to feed ducks and geese. The markings will be between 30 and 75 feet apart, and they’ll be posted close to the water or at the foot of staircases leading to the lower-level walkway from the upper path. That way the signs will be placed where people are likely to see them.

“We did not want to overload it,” Novack said. “We still want it to look tasteful.”

It’s not that everyone is ignoring the park district ordinance that forbids feeding of wildlife along the Riverwalk, officials say. Just that the occasional scarp of people-food is still making its way into the mouths of the animals who swim the waterway. Riverwalk leaders aren’t done trying to stop it.

“We can’t really say if it’s gotten better or worse,” Papanos said, “but it’s still occurring.”

February 2014

About Marquette Companies

Rooted in a rich history of land, commercial and apartment development, Marquette has emerged to become an operating partner that institutional investors trust, and understand the value that the Marquette team brings to any real estate investment.

Marquette was founded in 1983 and quickly became a large regional developer of mixed use and multi-family projects in the Chicago market, including River Place and Country Lakes in Naperville and Green Trails in Lisle.  Today, Marquette has emerged as a private real estate company committed to investment excellence in underperforming and undervalued real estate assets across the United States.  Additional current projects are in Chicago and suburbs, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Galveston Texas, Denver Colorado, Kansas City, Ann Arbor Michigan and Mishawaka Indiana.  Throughout its 30 year history, Marquette has proven to be a company that can uncover outstanding opportunities and apply its talents to adding value in a myriad of ways.
New development includes:

Catalyst  CHICAGO, IL

Marquette broke ground in March of 2013 on a 223-unit, 19-story apartment building with 14,296 square feet of ground floor retail space of which approximately 89% is pre-leased to a credit tenant. The property is located at 630 W. Washington at the highly trafficked intersection of Washington and Des Plaines. Aside from the retail space, the property will have a 161-space private parking garage situated above the retail space and below the residential units. The property will have high end finishes, a resort-style rooftop pool, other 19th floor luxurious amenities as well as an outdoor deck on the 4th floor. Catalyst is located in the Near West Loop neighborhood, which has proven to be one of the fastest growing rental markets in the city.

Block 52  HOUSTON, TX

Marquette anticipates breaking ground in the second quarter of 2014 on a 364-unit, 29-story apartment building with approximately 7,700 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurant space in downtown Houston. Aside from the retail space, the property will have a 589-space private parking garage situated above the retail space and below the residential units. The property will have high end finishes and two amenity floors including a full-size, resort-style rooftop pool and other luxurious amenities. The building will be delivered in Summer 2015.

Randall Highlands  NORTH AURORA, ILLINOIS

Marquette Companies celebrated the Grand Opening in Fall, 2013 of a 146-unit, townhome style, 29 building apartment community. The land is located just north of the I-88 technology corridor at the highly visible intersection of Orchard Road and Randall Road in North Aurora, Illinois. The project creates a superior lifestyle for-rent niche compared to other conventional apartment products due to the attached 2-car garages, four-unit and six-unit building types, two-story living, and 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. The project will also include a 2,791 sq. ft. clubhouse featuring a fitness center, two leasing offices, great room, kitchen, barbecue area, sundeck and swimming pool along with an existing 5.3 acre park site.

Algonquin Square  ALGONQUIN, IL

Marquette Companies, broke ground in the fourth quarter of 2012 on a 220-unit, 11 garden unit building apartment community. The land is located just off the Randall Road transportation corridor in Algonquin, Illinois. The property is entitled for an additional 60 apartment units and a 24,000 sq. ft. retail parcel that can be added to the project. The 16.75 acre property is located adjacent to the Algonquin Commons, which is a 600,000 sq. ft. retail lifestyle center with extremely popular dining establishments.

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About Water Street District

NAPERVILLE, IL

Marquette Companies is slated to break ground in late Spring 2014 on the Water Street District in downtown Naperville, located along the famed Riverwalk. The site consists of 43,562 sq. ft. of retail and restaurants, a 158-room hotel with rooftop dining, a 524-space parking garage, and 13,381 sq. ft. of office space. The Water Street District is surrounded by distinctive amenities, and showcasing a unique blend of traditional European character and fashion-forward style. Water Street promises to be one of the most coveted Chicagoland locations in which to stay, work, shop and dine.

The project has been in development from the initial land acquisition, begun in 2006.  At the time, the developers conducted focus groups, engaged in a design charrette and developed pattern books based on world-wide architectural vernaculars, establishing a variety of design visions to discuss with Naperville City planners, City Council and the community.  The project was proposed in compliance with the 2006 Water Street District Study Area Vision statement as developed by the City Planning Services Team.  The plan called for a walkable European-style streetscape featuring plazas, walkways and gathering areas along the riverfront.  Original uses included first-floor retail, restaurant, office and luxury condominiums above.

With the recession and downturn in U.S. residential sales, the project was revisited in 2010 with a revised proposal for 62 apartments instead of condominiums.  Ultimately, community and official responses discouraged the residential use at Water Street, which prompted Marquette to revise their proposal again in December 2012 with the elimination of residential units.  A January 2013 open house organized by Marquette invited public comment on the project, including a 160 room hotel and a 524 space parking garage.  A comprehensive traffic study addressed peak-time traffic flow and proposed controls.  Following the open house, which was attended by over 300 citizens, resulting project updates were designed to meet the guidelines and spirit of the Naperville Downtown 2030 Plan.   That $85 million project, with subsequent revisions to the height of buildings and agreed-upon business terms, was approved in March 2013.

The successful approval of the project can be credited to the cooperation and open dialogue between  Marquette staff, architects and engineers and Naperville City Staff, Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council,  Naperville Development Partnership, Downtown Naperville Alliance,  Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the community.

Impact of Water Street Development

The Water Street District will revitalize Water Street and return it to a thriving commercial and hospitality hub for the community, as it was in the Market Days era of the Pre-emption House. Development of the south bank of the DuPage River and extension of the Riverwalk on the property will create new gathering and recreational use for the community and visitors.

Expanded parking opportunities on the south end of Downtown will enhance traffic flow and pedestrian access to the central business district.  In addition, the development will provide a natural gateway from Downtown to Naper Settlement, thereby encouraging residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the heritage of the community.

Complete renderings of building and garage elevations as well as a summary of anticipated amenities can be viewed at www.waterstreetcommunityinfo.com.

Timeline

Groundbreaking is planned for late Spring 2014. Building is projected to take approximately 18 months.  It is hoped that the Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk will be open in late 2015.  Many individual tenants should be completing buildouts by late in the year as well.

Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk

As of February, 2014, the  Water Street District will include the 158-room Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk, , an upscale boutique hotel set to open in 2015, as the anchor for the mixed-use retail, restaurant and office development on the south end of Naperville’s central business district.  The Indigo brand was chosen specifically because it provided the best boutique brand standards, with competitive  rates, and a robust international reservation system.  The community voiced its insistence that the hotel offer the best brand standards, and we hope that the Hotel Indigo Naperville will project flagship status for the Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Hotel Indigo Naperville will bring high-end amenities and national- brand caliber customer service for business and leisure travelers alike.  The Naperville hotel will consist of approximately 160 rooms, located on both sides of Water Street, including a total of 37 suites from Riverfront King Suites to Honey moon Suites.  The second- floor lobby on the north side Water Street will feature a great room with fireplace, a bistro-style dining area and wine bar.

A pedestrian bridge will also give hotel guests access to the Loggia Building with  Riverfront rooms and suites as well as banquet accommodations, three intimate meeting rooms that can accommodate from 15 to 60 and a rooftop restaurant, overlooking the river and downtown Naperville.   It will be a major attraction for guests and visitors who can experience Naperville’s extraordinary downtown panoramic views.

Every Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. Each hotel’s neighborhood story is woven throughout the guest experience, from the locally sourced food and drinks, to the art, photography and architecture incorporated into the hotel’s design. Oversized and interpretive photographic murals of local imagery are featured in public spaces and guest rooms, which feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs and spa-inspired bathrooms.

While specifics of design and interiors are in process as of February 2014, Marquette Companies and designers from Gettys, an international hospitality design firm headquartered in Chicago are teaming up with curators from Naper Settlement in researching the community history and neighborhood vernacular they will consider in designing the new Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk.

The team from Gettys is working to capture the flavor and the heritage of Naperville, exploring themes including the river, transport, trade, culture and personalities of the community.  Designers have met with the curatorial staff, explored Naper Settlement, studied archival materials, the Les Schrader collection and artifacts of Naperville history in developing their vision for the experience of the Hotel Indigo Naperville.

Chris McDonough, AIA, Design Director for Gettys says   “Much like the Pre-Emption House, this hotel will be a gathering place for the community. The variety of public spaces, outdoor areas and unique rooms including those overlooking the river, will allow us to create a number of experiences for guests.”   McDonough adds,  “The buildings themselves will give a nod to history, and there are so many opportunities to develop the connection between past, present and future.  We will be storytelling through a rich history that will influence a fairly modern interior.  You won’t see any cookie-cutter design here, this hotel will have a soul.”

Restaurants, Retail and Outdoor Amentities

Restaurants coming to the Water Street District reflect the best in local and national in-demand concepts, and have been chosen for their diversity and quality, providing proven creative approaches and unique dining experience to the Naperville dining scene.

To date, Bien Trucha, a tremendously popular Mexican small plate restaurant based in Geneva, Illinois and Blue Sushi Sake Grill, a sophisticated concept headquartered in Omaha with locations in Denver and Fort Worth have signed on at Water Street and additional dining options are in negotiation, including dining venues on the Riverfront and on the rooftop of the Loggia Building.

Bien Truche has garnered much positive press in their Geneva location, offering a wide variety of handmade tacos, casualitas, homemade salsas, guacamoles and seviches of the day as well as a variety of margaritas and saneritas, served in an intimate, high energy room.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill will bring a fresh take on the traditional sushi dining experience. Group diners will savor a menu designed to be enjoyed tapas style, offering traditional and creative sushi paired with Asian-inspired starters, entrees and desserts. Sake Bombers Lounge offers a stimulating escape, offering a drink menu of house-infused vodkas, craft cocktails, martinis and a large selection of premium cold sake

Visitors to Water Street can look forward to a mix of national and local fashion brands, gourmet foods and other sought-after retailers in 40,000 square feet of the District.

In addition to plenty of outdoor seating areas, an impressive fountain feature and staircase leading to the Riverwalk, guests can look forward to strolling on the Boardwalk on the property along  the south side of the DuPage River,  crossing the Webster Street covered bridge into the central Downtown, and following the designated streetscape designed to  invite them up Webster street to Aurora Avenue and the Pre-Emption House entrance to Naper Settlement.

Water Street Developers Collaborate with Naper Settlement in  Naperville Hotel Design Concept

Photos_DecPhotos_Dec2Naperville—Marquette Companies and designers from Gettys, an international hospitality design firm headquartered in Chicago are teaming up with curators from Naper Settlement in researching the community history and neighborhood vernacular they will consider in designing the new Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk, the anchor of the new Water Street District now being planned in Downtown Naperville.

“By nature, the Indigo brand seeks to be very reflective of the communities and neighborhoods where they operate.  It’s one of the reasons we knew the brand would be right for Water Street,” says Nick Ryan, Marquette Managing Partner,   “The team from Gettys has been really receptive to capturing the flavor of this vibrant community and the heritage of Naperville, the river, transport, trade, culture and personalities of the community.  We’re looking forward to seeing that translated into unique interior design elements of the hotel.”

Designers have met with the curatorial staff, explored Naper Settlement, studied archival materials, the Les Schrader collection and artifacts of Naperville history in developing their vision for the experience of the Hotel Indigo Naperville.  Chief Curator Louise Howard is excited for the opportunity to help visitors and residents alike have a greater appreciation for Naperville’s history. “We can think about all the things that happened in the Pre-Emption House hotel, and then when we imagine all the life that will take place in this new hotel, we’re seeing history in the making,” she says.

Curators Bryan Ogg and Jennifer Bridge are also assisting with the research.  “We are wide open to this opportunity,” says Howard.  “We are happy to help when these designers are so open to taking it all in and really appreciating our rich heritage.  It will be fun to see how some of this gets translated into a modern boutique hotel through their eyes.”

Chris McDonough, AIA, Design Director for Gettys says his firm has a reputation for designing hotels that are contextual, and that working with Marquette and the Indigo brand on this hotel gives them the perfect opportunity to allow the past to influence the design of a 21st century hotel.  “Gettys likes working on the best hotels in town, and we certainly see that opportunity here in Naperville,” he says.

“Much like the Pre- Emption House, this hotel will be a gathering place for the community. The variety of public spaces, outdoor areas and unique rooms including those overlooking the river, will allow us to create a number of experiences for guests,”   McDonough adds.   “The buildings themselves will give a nod to history, and there are so many opportunities to develop the connection between past, present and future.  We will be storytelling through a rich history that will influence a fairly modern interior.  You won’t see any cookie-cutter design here, this hotel will have a soul.”

The Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk will consist of approximately 160 rooms, including Riverfront King Suites and Honeymoon Suites.  The second-floor lobby will feature a great room with fireplace, a bistro-style dining area and wine bar, as well as a health facility.  A pedestrian bridge will give hotel guests access to the Loggia Building with additional Riverfront rooms and suites as well as banquet accommodations, three intimate meeting rooms that can accommodate from 15 to 60 and a rooftop restaurant, overlooking the river and downtown Naperville.   It will be a major attraction for guests and visitors who can experience Naperville’s extraordinary downtown panoramic views.

Jeff Prosapio, Project Director for Marquette sees the collaboration between Gettys, Naper Settlement and Marquette as a natural fit for what Marquette hopes to accomplish with the Water Street District and the Hotel Indigo Naperville.  “Part of the Gettys core culture is to create an experience of discovery in their designs.  This collaboration will give the hotel its character, and a really fresh experience that will immediately immerse guests into the culture of our community.   Together with the folks at Naper Settlement, we are a group of local Napervillians working with a national brand.  This approach really grounds the project in Naperville,” he says.  “We’re in the hospitality business after all, and what better way to welcome people in a warm and authentic way?”

Construction on the hotel is expected in mid-2014 with a projected summer 2015 opening.  For more information visit  www.waterstreetcommunityinfo.com.

New Dining Opportunities Announced for Downtown Naperville’s Water Street District

Visitors to the new Water Street District in Downtown Naperville will have two unique dining experiences to enjoy when the district opens by Fall, 2015.  Marquette Real Estate Investments has announced the addition of Bien Trucha, a popular Mexican small plate restaurant based in Geneva, Illinois and Blue Sushi Sake Grill a sophisticated concept headquartered in Omaha with locations in Denver and Fort Worth.

Marquette President Nick Ryan says the addition of the two restaurants and the Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk enhances Downtown Naperville’s reputation as one of the most dynamic lifestyle centers in the nation.   “We are excited to add to everything else that is already going  on in Downtown, with the development of Main Street Promenade East, the new tenants in Main Place and the Bank of America strip on Washington and Van Buren, the energy and variety in Downtown  will be truly amazing.  These high quality facets of downtown only make it more attractive to other businesses, shoppers, diners and prospective homeowners.”

Rodrigo Cano of Bien Truche describes his restaurant as “something that nobody has done before.  A lot of people already know us, but besides what they know we will bring some surprises and new experiences to Naperville.”   The Geneva location offers a wide variety of handmade tacos, casualitas, homemade salsas, guacamoles and seviches of the day as well as a variety of margaritas and saneritas, served in an intimate, high energy room.

“We believe that Bien Trucha will fit perfectly at Water Street because we have a lot of followers from Naperville,” says Cano.   “They appreciate the nightlife- and our amazing beverage program paired with some delicious, casual, and fun food will be the perfect combo for Downtown Naperville.”

Blue Sushi Sake Grill will bring a fresh take on the traditional sushi dining experience. Group diners will savor a menu designed to be enjoyed tapas style, offering traditional and creative sushi paired with Asian-inspired starters, entrees and desserts. Sake Bombers Lounge offers a stimulating escape, offering a drink menu of house-infused vodkas, craft cocktails, martinis and a large selection of premium cold sake

Megan Longo, Director of Marketing for Flagship Restaurant Group, says, “We’ve been looking to expand our concept to the Chicago area for several years. We toured more than 20 potential locations in the greater Chicago area, looking for the right fit. The Naperville community impressed us. The Riverwalk and the Water Street District in Downtown Naperville have certain qualities that cannot be duplicated. Furthermore, Naperville’s affluent, educated and well-traveled demographic is the perfect audience for our concept. Naperville has everything we are looking for.”

In addition to the Hotel Indigo Naperville, The Water Street District will offer a variety of restaurants, retail shops and the signature Riverwalk.  Downtown businesses north of the DuPage River can be accessed via Main Street and the covered bridge at Webster Street.  Expansion of the Riverwalk on the south side of the river will feature brick pavers, an art wall and seating, and will be reached by a broad staircase, patterned after the Spanish steps, in Rome, leading from the Plaza and fountain area between the Loggia and Theatre buildings.  A 500+-space public/private parking facility will be adjacent to the hotel, providing parking for the Water Street District and additional downtown visitor parking.

The Marquette Companies is a Naperville, Ill.-based private real estate company that has been a leading property manager and developer since 1983. Today, Marquette sets itself apart as a “boutique-sized” company that is aggressively expanding its private portfolio as well as its property and fee management division. Marquette has experience in downtown redevelopment and significant expertise purchasing value-add opportunities in underperforming and undervalued real estate assets across the country to reposition or redevelop them. For more information on The Marquette Companies, visit www.marquettecompanies.com, and for Marquette Management, visit www.marquettemanagement.com.

For more information on the Water Street District, visit www.waterstreet communityinfo.com.   For leasing information contact Larry Kling, lkling@metrocre.com or Nathan Tonnies, ntonnies@metrocre.com at  Metro Commercial Real Estate at (847) 412-9898.