Big Ten Conference to Build New HQ in Rosemont, Ill.
July 18, 2012
By: Kelly Stratton

The Big Ten, the oldest Division I college athletic conference, has signed a purchase and development agreement for a 1.5-acre parcel in Rosemont that will house its new, 50,000-sq.-ft. headquarters.

The Big Ten, advised by the Chicago office of Studley, explored several real estate opportunities, including leasing and purchase options, before choosing a build-to-suit option.

... The new facility will include a conference center, office space and an officiating command center. In addition, plans call for a 3,500-sq.-ft. high-tech interactive area. The building is being designed to attain LEED certification. ...

Located within MB Financial Park at Rosemont, a development featuring several hotels and restaurants, the Big Ten will have direct access to a variety of park amenities and O’Hare International Airport.

Studley Executive Managing Director Robert Sevim, along with Managing Director Jon Azulay served as the Big Ten’s exclusive real estate advisors while Corporate Managing Director Rich Dale will spearhead project management on the construction side, working in conjunction with RATIO Architects and Leopardo construction. ...

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