SOURCE: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Leopardo Companies, Inc.

July 13, 2011 09:29 ET

Leopardo Awarded Half Million Square Feet of Tenant Interior Construction in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Since April, Leopardo has been awarded more than 500,000 square feet in tenant interior construction contracts. Below are five of the interior projects Leopardo has recently won.

Legal Assistance Foundation: This 60,000-square-foot, two-floor build-out at 120 S. LaSalle will include 100 private offices, two multi-media conference rooms, and seek LEED Silver Certification. Construction for the non-profit law firm starts mid-August and completion is scheduled for December 1, 2011.

Leo Burnett: Chicago-based advertising agency Leo Burnett is updating its corporate look with a four-floor demolition/remodeling project at its 35 W. Wacker headquarters. With 25,000-square-foot floor plates, the combined project totals approximately 100,000 square feet. Leopardo is the general contractor with Nelson Architects. The final phase of the project is scheduled to wrap by the end of July 2011.

Target (Sullivan Center): As part of the Sullivan Center historic landmark redevelopment by Joseph Freed and Associates, this 121,000-square-foot, first- and second-floor, white-box build-out is for the future Target store at the corner of Wabash and Monroe, one block west of Millennium Park. The DePalma Group is architect. The project began in April and is expected to be completed in December 2011. Leopardo is also repairing the sidewalks on Monroe and building a 3,500-square-foot loading dock to be used exclusively by Target.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (Sullivan Center): Also as part of the Sullivan Center historic landmark redevelopment by Joseph Freed and Associates, this 26,000-square-foot, white-box build-out of the basement level with escalators from the first floor is intended for the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse store. In conjunction, Leopardo began construction on a 20,000-square-foot exiting/freight corridors project for the landlord.

Financial Services Firm (name withheld at client's request): Leopardo is currently on phase two of a four-phase build-out of a financial services firm headquarters. Phase two is a 26,356-square-foot build-out of the 29th floor, which includes all new offices, high-end finishes, new technology infrastructure, extensive millwork and wood flooring. Phase two completion is scheduled for July 22, 2011 with all four phases expected to conclude in May 2012. In the end, Leopardo will have renovated nearly 170,000 square feet for this financial services client.

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