CHICAGO, Ill. (November 7, 2017) — Irvine Company Office Properties announced today that it has expanded its Chicago executive team and opened a new regional office at 71 South Wacker.
The company also announced that Beau Rawi has been promoted to regional vice president, leasing. He joins long-time Irvine Company executive Pamela Van Nort, who has served as regional vice president of operations since 2013, and recently relocated to Chicago. They will lead the team, which includes Gregory Tait as senior leasing director and day-to-day lead responsible for all aspects of leasing for the Chicago portfolio.
“As the owner of more than 4 million square feet of office space in three of Chicago’s most iconic buildings in the heart of downtown, these moves demonstrate the importance of the Chicago Collection within our portfolio,” said Doug Holte, president, Irvine Company Office Properties. “This new regional office allows Beau and Pam to better lead our team, engage with our Chicago customers, and meet the changing demands of their dynamic workforce.”
“A regional Chicago office is vital to enhancing our relationships and partnerships with our current customers,” said Rawi. “This also establishes a long term presence, and demonstrates Irvine Company’s strong commitment to this important market.”
Van Nort added, “Chicago is one of the most vibrant business communities in the world. I look forward to continuing to work with our valued customers, building new relationships and playing a role in their success on a daily basis.”
Nationally renowned for owning and operating more than 500 premier office properties, Irvine Company’s Chicago portfolio includes three of the seven trophy buildings that help define the downtown Chicago Class A+ skyline.
The Irvine Company entered the Chicago market in 2010, when it acquired the 48-story, 1.5-million square foot 71 South Wacker. The tower’s elegant elliptical design offers expansive views and houses prestigious customers in hospitality, legal, financial services and technology, including Goldman Sachs, IBM and the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP.
The 60-story 300 North LaSalle overlooking the Chicago River, was acquired by the Irvine Company in 2014. Its ideal setting provides access to the River North neighborhood, including the finest restaurants, shops and entertainment. Current customers include Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago’s biggest law firm, and management consulting firm Boston Consulting Firm.
The latest acquisition, One North Wacker, UBS Tower is situated in the heart of The Loop. Its iconic architecture coupled with modern stainless steel and glass design, make it one of the most prestigious locations in downtown Chicago.
The Chicago portfolio includes 4.2 million square feet of A+ office high-rise properties that includes the company’s signature amenities, The Commons and Kinetic. The Commons provides comfortable, WiFi enabled spaces for employees to work, meet, innovate or simply take a break; Kinetic is a fitness and wellness movement offering a state-of-the-art fitness center and workplace wellness programming.
About Irvine Company Office Properties
As a long-term owner who continuously reinvests, Irvine Company has evolved the traditional office to something much more: a vibrant workplace community. A place where collaboration is encouraged and creativity is enabled to elevate business success. The Company owns and manages 500 premier workplace communities in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as iconic trophy towers in Chicago and New York. Its timeless design and quality craftsmanship is consistent with its long-term view and pride of ownership.