Bell Works Chicagoland, the former AT&T corporate campus and Chicagoland’s first ‘metroburb’ — a self-contained metropolis in suburbia — announced it has signed a long-term lease with Club Colors, making the company the building’s largest tenant to date. The brand apparel company will lease 52,056-SF as leasing momentum continues at the fast-growing metroburb in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Bell Works Chicagoland will become home to Club Colors’ national headquarters in May 2023. The branding and marketing company will occupy 52,056 feet across one full quadrant on the third floor of the east building, and a production facility for light assembly on the first floor featuring an abundance of natural light and access to an exclusive outdoor patio. As a result, Club Colors can have both sales and production teams operate within the same ecosystem and all under one roof.
“Bell Works is welcoming an influx of tenants as more and more companies return to the office and see an opportunity to elevate their work environment,” said Ralph Zucker, President of Inspired by Somerset Development, the developer behind Bell Works Chicagoland. “Club Colors is a company driven to provide an innovative and personalized culture for its employees and clients. As such, we think they will be a great addition to the metroburb, where our goal is to create a thriving community for our tenants and guests alike.”
Club Colors will bring its team of 125 employees from its current home in Schaumburg, Illinois, to the metroburb. The space will support the company’s continued rapid growth while enhancing its ability to deliver core services.
“As a culture first company dedicated to nurturing brand awareness we were immediately drawn to Bell Works Chicagoland,” said Jeff Baumet, Co-CEO at Club Colors. “The metroburb is unique in our marketplace and we think superior to any other option. This new home allows us to provide amenities such as daycare, fitness centers, restaurants and a diverse array of other companies to our entire team from sales to operations. We are thrilled to be part of the Bell Works ecosystem.”
Club Colors is a full-service brand management and business solutions provider to colleges and corporations nation-wide with core competencies including in-house decoration technology, logistics, design and social media. The company serves as a comprehensive partner and marketing strategist that takes the time to fully understand what makes brands unique. For over 20 years, the company has been empowering campuses and businesses of all sizes to create “inspiring brand experiences” for their employees, students, faculty, and community alike.
In May, Bell Works announced that Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCC), Inc. (Nasdaq: HCCI) signed a long-term lease to join the office community at Bell Works Chicagoland. The company will occupy a total of 39,000 square feet. Platinum Home Mortgage (‘PHMC’) also now occupies 22,000 square feet spread across three dedicated office spaces, and Headline Solar occupies 15,690 square feet with another 15,000 square feet available for potential expansion. Other occupants include CPA Advisors Group, a boutique full-service accounting firm; Mosquito Hunters, a locally-owned residential and commercial mosquito control company; and The Next Unicorn, an equity crowdfunding firm.
Jon Springer, Vice Chairman at CBRE, represented Club Colors in the transaction. Steve Kling, Principal at Colliers International, represented Bell Works Chicagoland in the transaction.
For office leasing inquiries at Bell Works Chicagoland please contact Steve Kling at Steve.Kling@colliers.com or Tara Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Bell Works Chicagoland, visit bell.works/chicagoland.
About Inspired by Somerset Development
Inspired by Somerset Development is a leading real estate developer focusing on large-scale transit oriented and brownfield redevelopment projects, led by a team of principals with more than 40 years of development experience. The company has positioned itself as one of the nation’s foremost real estate firms specializing in innovative mixed use and adaptive reuse projects, including the planning and development of Traditional Neighborhood Design communities that evoke a strong sense of place and reflect a distinctive character.
With several high profile, large-scale redevelopment and development projects under construction or in the planning stages, Inspired has earned a quality reputation for its unwavering commitment to excellence through responsible development practices. For more information on Inspired by Somerset Development, contact the company by calling (732) 367-2828 or via the company’s new website at inspiredsd.com.
About Club Colors
Club Colors is a premier provider of branding and promotional services to the collegiate and corporate marketplaces. Combining high touch brand advisement, with a broad suite of services, and best-in-class technology, the company is experiencing rapid and accelerating growth. The company has developed a vibrant work culture that supports creativity and collaboration, resulting in inspiring brand experiences for their clients.