NAI Hiffman represents AEK Equipment in Belvidere warehouse relocation

Updated 12/14/2016 7:52 AM

OAKBROOK TERRACE, -- NAI Hiffman recently represented Aaron Kendell Packaging Equipment in the signing of a 4-year industrial lease at 3575 Morreim Drive in Belvidere.

The company, a distributor of used packaging equipment, is relocating from 1010 Sesame Street in Franklin Park, where it is expanding its shop.


"AEK occupied space around O'Hare for the past 12 years and was looking for a building with heavy floor load, cranes, high ceiling, and a flexible landlord, which this location was able to provide," said Larry Much, SIOR, executive vice president of Industrial Services at NAI Hiffman, who represented AEK in the transaction.

The property features 4 cranes, 27-30 foot clear ceiling height, 3,000 square feet of office space, wet sprinkler system, 2 exterior docks (expandable), 4 drive-in doors, 31 car parking, and heavy floors.

The landlord, Venture One, offered the ability to move in immediately along with the ability to purchase the property over time. In addition, the property's lower operating costs and low tax base provided AEK an incentive to move to the new location.  

"Venture One is providing AEK accommodation in all fronts and our decision to move to Belvidere," said KC Christensen, president of AEK. "The Belvidere location is providing our firm flexibility, growth and expands our shop's capability while being able to service our customers, which is critical to our business."

NAI Hiffman Senior Vice President of Industrial Services Bruce Granger represented Venture One, alongside Shane Van Sickle of Landmark Development. In addition, Granger managed the listing of the property.

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