Intercontinental Real Estate Sells Mixed-Use Property in Chicago for $133 Million

by Katie Sloan

Chicago — Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. has sold the River East Center, a 251,060-square-foot, mixed-use property in the Streeterville area of downtown Chicago.

A joint venture between Wheelock Street Capital and Madison Capital purchased the center for $133 million, according to Crain’s Chicago. The buyer has plans to rebrand the property, which is situated on 2.8 acres encompassing an entire city block. Intercontinental Real Estate paid $117.5 million for the property in early 2006, according to Crain’s.

The three-story retail and entertainment complex sits on top of a four-story underground parking garage with 1,154 spaces. The property also features an 18-story Embassy Suites hotel and a 58-story, 620-unit luxury condominium tower, neither of which are included in the sale. Tenants at the retail and entertainment center include AMC Theatres, Lucky Strike, LA Fitness, FTW Chicago, Walgreens, Bright Horizons, NIU Sushi, Bellwether restaurant and BMO Harris Bank. Located at 322 E. Illinois St., River East Center is 97.8 percent leased. HFF arranged financing for the transaction.

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