New Owners Acquire Former Chicago

Bell Acquisition LLC has purchased the former Bell Federal building at 79 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop.

Online PR News – 13-January-2011 – – Bell Acquisition LLC has purchased the former Bell Federal building at 79 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop. The announcement was made by Andy Farbman, Bell Acquisition LLC member and president of Michigan-based Farbman Group.

Located at Monroe and Clark, the nearly 200,000 square feet structure is often recognized for its exterior landmark weather bell, which changes color in accordance with temperature.

“We have had our eye on this building for a while, and when the opportunity presented itself we bought it very quickly,” said Farbman. “It’s a ‘plug and play’ property. Improvements and upgrades have already been made. We’re able to come in, stabilize the building and therefore better position the property in the marketplace. This makes for competitive pricing per square foot – an ideal location for growing companies.”

Built in 1906, the 13-floor, historically significant structure has considerable street presence and high visibility. Seven floors of the building have already been built out and are ready for immediate occupancy. The property has 100,000 square feet of contiguous space, which was previously occupied by Bank of America.

The building was purchased from Bank of America. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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