Masuda Funai Represents Okabe in a Build-to-Suit Transaction


CHICAGO - Masuda, Funai, Eifert, & Mitchell, Ltd. is representing Okabe Co., Inc. in a build-to-suit transaction for a new distribution hub in Grayslake, Illinois. The 21.85 acre site will include a new state of the art 133,951 square foot distribution, warehouse, and office facility. The site can also accommodate more than 210,000 square feet of future facility expansion. Bridge Development Partners is the developer for the project.

Okabe is represented by Principals David Alexander and Keith Groebe, both of whom have extensive experience representing foreign and domestic companies in commercial real estate transactions.

"This deal is an exciting opportunity for our firm," Alexander said. "I believe that it helps showcase our real estate work in the U.S. and better highlights our capabilities as a full-service firm."

About Masuda Funai's Real Estate Practice Group

Masuda Funai's Real Estate Group provides counsel in all aspects of the ownership, financing, development and leasing of real property for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. Services include assistance with site selection, due diligence, contract negotiations, procurement of economic development incentives and real estate tax management.

About Masuda Funai

Masuda Funai is a full-service corporate law firm, headquartered in Chicago, representing international and domestic companies operating and investing in the United States. With legal professionals located in Chicago, Schaumburg and Los Angeles, the firm services clients in every aspect of business, including: establishing, acquiring, and financing operations; ownership, development and leasing of real estate; transfer of overseas employees to the U.S.; employment, labor, and benefits counseling; dispute resolution; intellectual property; business litigation; patent and other intellectual property litigation; creditors' rights and business risk management; and structuring the distribution and sale of products and services throughout the U.S. Masuda Funai services a diverse client base across many industries, including manufacturers; transportation and logistics businesses; construction companies; professional service organizations; electronics and technology companies; suppliers of food, household and outdoor goods; and financial and investment institutions.

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