Seneca Welcomes Broker Mirlinda Vula to Real Estate Group

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Mirlinda Vula Joins Seneca Real Estate

June 9, 2016, Chicago, Il— Joe Padorr, Principal & Director of Commercial Leasing of Seneca Real Estate Group announced the hiring of Mirlinda Vula to the firm. Vula brings over 14 years of Chicago area real estate knowledge and experience to the Chicago based firm, having transacted over 600 commercial and residential real estate transactions to date. Her experience has ranged from selling vacant parcels up to negotiating new construction high rise developments. A Chicago native, who grew up on Printer’s Row and worked in her family’s business in Dearborn Station, Vula was raised in a rapidly evolving real estate environment. Her depth of knowledge with regard to Chicago real estate is an overwhelming benefit to clients considering the city for buying or leasing property.

Vula’s tenure also includes international experience as she lived and worked in London for four years, including serving as an international relocation specialist for Hampton’s International Realty. Her responsibilities included negotiating on behalf of an international group of executive level clients. That experience enabled her to develop key relationships with clients and investors from London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vula possesses outstanding communication skills, and has an impeccable record for providing the highest level of professional service for foreign investors.

Chicago is her territory of choice. Now residing downtown, she has strong ties to the communities; North Shore, West Loop, River North, Gold Coast, South Loop, and beyond. With vast experience in all types of property transactions, her focus as a broker at Seneca will be assisting clients with leasing or purchasing commercial retail or investment property. “Mirlinda’s resourcefulness and extensive network has advantages over any complicated or difficult transaction turning the deal into a successful and seamlessly smooth experience for all involved parties. Her benefits have proven to positively impact negotiations. She truly is an invaluable asset within the industry and client base” stated Joe Padorr, Principal and Director of Commercial Leasing at Seneca Real Estate Group. He added, “We feel fortunate to have Mirlinda here at Seneca merging her skills and experience with our existing resources for the benefit of our clients and prospective clients.

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

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Seneca Assists Verizon in Two Leases in Streator and Ottawa, Illinois

 

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Verizon Wireless authorized dealer, Wireless Stores, Inc., has signed two 5-year leases in two northern Illinois cities; Streator and Ottawa.

Sacramento-based Wireless Stores now has 17 locations in Illinois with several other leases under negotiation throughout the Chicago metro area.  “Verizon is in a strong growth mode,” said Joe Padorr, principal of Seneca Real Estate Group who reps Wireless Stores, Inc.  “We’re aggressively filling holes in the Verizon distribution network and expect to complete 12-18 more deals this year.”

These stores are each roughly 2,000 sf and are “larger than Verizon typically takes but based on location and co-tenancy they represented a great opportunity for our client,” Padorr said.

The Streator location is in the Kroger Center on Bloomington Street and the Ottawa store is on Stevenson Road in a retail center adjacent to Walmart.

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or312-327-2700 x229.

 

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

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UNION HEALTH SERVICE LEASES SPACE ON CHICAGO’S FAR NORTH SIDE

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Union Health Service, Inc. (UHS) signed a 12-year lease for a full floor (5,000 sf) at 1325 W. Howard in Chicago. UHS provides high quality and cost-effective medical care and benefits to groups covering Chicago-area union members.

Located at Ashland and Polk Streets in Chicago’s medical district, UHS needed to expand into the north side to more effectively meet its patients’ needs. “Our client’s 15,000 sf office building on Howard Street near the corner of Western Avenue was a perfect fit for UHS,” said Joe Padorr, principal of Seneca Real Estate Group who represented the property owner in this lease.  “Not only is this space a perfect fit for UHS, the building offers great access and parking for patients of the medical service provider.”

 

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or 312-327-2700 x229.

 

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

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Seneca Helps the Barre Code Lease Space in Vernon Hills Marketplace

 

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The Barre Code, the most efficient and results-driven women’s fitness program combining strength training, cardio and restoration, has signed af 5-year lease on 2,300 sf in a redevelopment at the northwest corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road in Vernon Hills.  Seneca worked with The Barre Code franchisee to negotiate a lease on the space.     “We looked for a high profile space with great co-tenancy that could accommodate our client’s use,” said Joe Padorr, a principal with Seneca Real Estate Group who repped the tenant. “This property hit all of our key site requirements.”

The 55,000 sf former office building, on an outlot to Hawthorn Center, has been converted into a multi-tenant, mixed-use property featuring Northwestern Medicine, Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant, T-Mobile and others.  Mid-America Group’s Greg Bayer represented the Landlord in the Lease.

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or 312-327-2700 x229.

 

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

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Harken Health Signs Lease in Oak Lawn

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A subsidiary of United Health Group, Harken Health Services, has signed a 7-year lease for 4,977 sf at 5102 Museum Dr. in downtown Oak Lawn.  The property, which is adjacent to the Oak Lawn Metra station and is along 95th Street, was formerly Citibank.  Citibank vacated at the end of 2015.

 

“Given the high profile location and great visibility from 95th Street and the Metra line, we were quickly able to secure a lease on the space,” said Joe Padorr, Principal of Seneca Real Estate Group who represented the Landlord in the transaction.  “Harken will be a great tenant and user for this space,” Padorr said.  Other tenants in the center include the Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, Physiotherapy Associates and Dunkin Donuts.

 

Harken Health, and its parent, UHG, were represented by Adam Cody of JLL.

 

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or 312-327-2700 x229.

 

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

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The New Elephant Resale Shop Signs Lease in Reebie Storage Building on Clark

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The former White Elephant Resale Shop has signed a new lease for 3,200 sf for its new store called The New Elephant at 2325 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.  “Everyone remembers the original White Elephant at the corner of Halsted and Fullerton” said Mirlinda Vula, Broker, Seneca Real Estate Group, who represented the Tenant in this transaction. “Now they will have a new home in the iconic Reebie Storage building on Clark Street.”

 

The New Elephant (as the White Elephant) has been in business for over 90 years. Proceeds from the sale of donated clothes, home furnishings and odds-and-ends benefit a variety of charitable organizations throughout the city.  The New Elephant signed a 5 year lease.

 

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or 312-327-2700 x229.

 

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

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Athletico to Open in Channahon, IL

 

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Physical Therapy provider Athletico has opened in the Channahon Commons Shopping Center at 25520 Pheasant Drive.  The Tenant signed a Lease earlier this year for 3,000 sf and a 7-year term.  “Athletico is a great addition to the center,” said Joe Padorr, Principal of Seneca Real Estate Group, who handled the Leasing for the property’s owner.  “We were able to relocate them from their previous Channahon location” Padorr said, “This new location is larger and provides better visibility and access for their patients.”

 

Athletico was represented by Swearingen Real Estate in Dallas, TX and locally by Echo Commercial Realty.

 

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or 312-327-2700 x229.

 

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

To Connect with Seneca Real Estate

Website: http://www.seneca-re.com/

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JC Licht Leases Former 7-11 Space in Hubbard Woods Plaza, Glencoe

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JC Licht Leases Former 7-11 Space in Hubbard Woods Plaza, Glencoe

Paint and home décor store, JC Licht, has leased 2,400 sf in the shopping center in the Hubbard Woods section of Glencoe, IL.  Joe Padorr, Principal of Seneca Real Estate Group, represented the Landlord in this transaction while Steven Baer of Metro Commercial Real Estate represented the Tenant.  “This was a relo for JC Licht, who has been in the Winnetka area for some time,” said Padorr, “And the better visibility, on-site parking, and excellent co-tenancy is what helped convince the Tenant to come to our center.”  JC Licht signed a 10-year lease on the space.

JC Licht has over 30 stores in the Chicagoland area.

To discuss opportunities in Seneca Commercial Leasing, contact Joe Padorr at jpadorr@seneca-re.com or 312-327-2700 x229.

About Seneca Real Estate

Seneca Real Estate Group is a real estate advisory company that provides leasing, brokerage and development services to mid-market residential, condominium and commercial (office, industrial and retail) properties in and around Chicago. A roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on approach of a mid-sized firm coupled with the big business expertise of the company’s founders, Thomas Morabito and Joe Padorr, allows Seneca Real Estate Group to maximize both the intrinsic and actual value of all the properties they touch.

To Connect with Seneca Real Estate

Website: http://www.seneca-re.com/

Blog: https://senecareblog.wordpress.com/

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Seneca Group Featured in NIRE April 2016 Issue

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You’ll want to get a copy of Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine, April Issue! On the cover is an image of 4 East Elm, an amazing property Seneca Real Estate  was awarded the Management Contract for. Inside is a “Round Table” featuring our President Tom Morabito, with a great picture. There’s more! A pictorial page covering the 12th Annual Premier Awards at the Drake Hotel of IREM, features our own Senior Director of Seneca Condominium Mgmt. and IREM Chicago Chapter President Brian Lozell. Our Director Of Commercial Properties Cathy McMullin is also featured.   Cathy McMullin pic

We’ll post a link on our website http://www.seneca-re.com/ as soon as the magazine is officially posted. Thanks to Roger Krieg at http://www.niremag.com/index.html for the early sneak peak!

Seneca Arranges Lease of 17,000 SF Banquet Facility In Glenview, Illinois

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GLENVIEW, ILL.  — Seneca Real Estate Group has arranged the lease of a two-story banquet facility in Glenview, a northwestern Chicago suburb. United Investors Inc. leased the 17,000-square-foot facility for five years to In Paris Inc. The property is located at 3315 N. Milwaukee Ave. The building was originally designed to resemble a scaled-down version of the old Chicago Stadium (an indoor arena that at one time was the home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls before closing in 1994). The property consists of a multi-level ballroom with majestic ceilings, lighting and a 4,000-square-foot commercial kitchen. The banquet hall accommodates 700 guests and includes a 160-car parking lot.  After some internal design work, In Paris will continue to operate the property as a banquet facility hosting weddings, parties and corporate events.  Joe Padorr of Seneca represented the landlord in the transaction.