Savills Studley Represents Rail Europe in US Operations Center Move to Des Plaines
Chicago, IL (January 27, 2016)  

Savills Studley represented Rail Europe in its lease negotiation to relocate into 23,543 square feet of new office space at 1350 E. Touhy Ave in Des Plaines, IL. Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, will move into its new US Operations Center in the O’Hare Submarket from Columbia Center II (9450 West Bryn Mawr) in Rosemont at the beginning of 2017.

Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Savills Studley’s Chicago Office Robert Sevim and Corporate Managing Director Jon Azulay represented the tenant; Fred Ishler from Transwestern represented the landlord.

“Rail Europe’s objective was to develop an environment that would enhance the effectiveness and engagement of its workforce, and contemplate expansion for future growth on the same floor plate,” said Sevim. “Relocating to 1350 E. Touhy provided the most economically viable opportunity for Rail Europe to successfully meet these requirements.”

Azulay added, “The building has invested in interior and exterior improvements, provides an amenity rich environment and is situated within the O’Hare marketplace – all attractive features to Rail Europe’s employees.”

Rail Europe has a long history of doing business in North America. Since opening shop in New York City in the 1930’s, the company has become the leading authority of European rail in North America, representing more than 50 European train companies. The company is well known for having introduced the Eurail pass to North America, and currently helps more than one million visitors each year discover the rich heritage and scenic landscapes of Europe by train.

About Savills Studley

Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 28 offices in the U.S. and Canada, and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

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About Rail Europe, Inc.

Rail Europe represents more than 50 European train companies and is a one-stop shop for European rail travel planning and booking. Rail Europe, Inc., is the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, offering a wide range of passes and train tickets to North American travelers. An essential part of the vacation planning process, the company’s Web site offers a user-friendly booking engine, knowledgeable experts, online rail pass finder, virtual tours, interactive maps and much more. Rail Europe provides a worry-free, cost and time-effective and seamless travel experience by enabling customers to purchase tickets and plan travel details in advance.

For more information or to book a trip with Rail Europe, visit