Chicago, IL | November 01, 2019

MB Real Estate (MBRE) announced today that child-care provider Bright Horizons is opening a 13,887 square foot center at 1835 W. Harrison St., the site of the Old Cook County Hospital currently undergoing a major redevelopment. The childcare center is the second tenant to sign a deal at the historic building, which will also be home to the new Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) offices.

“Bright Horizons has dozens of locations in and around Chicago, and we’re excited to continue to meet families’ childcare needs,” said Bright Horizons Director of Real Estate Development Teresa Nations. “The Illinois Medical District in particular is somewhat lacking in childcare centers and those present typically have long waiting lists, so this will be a very beneficial amenity for working parents.”

“The Harrison Square Chicago project is largely meant to revitalize the Illinois Medical District and bring jobs and services that have long been sparse in the area,” said Murphy Development Group Managing Director Chris Horney. “Bright Horizons is another step in the right direction for that purpose; we’re thrilled to see it all coming together.”

Bright Horizons’ new space will be opening in Q3 2020. The redevelopment of the Old Cook County Hospital is slated for completion in Q2 2020.

Jim Schutter of Newmark Knight Frank and Lawrence R. Jarosz of Suburban Real Estate Services, Inc. were the cooperating landlord and tenant rep brokers for this deal, respectively.

About MB Real Estate Services Inc.

Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation and Investment Services. Separately, MBRE Healthcare and its independent affiliate fund manager, ROA Holdings, are a full-service real estate entity that acquires, develops, leases, and manages healthcare facilities across the United States. MBRE is headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Orlando, Dallas and Denver. For more information, visit or For company updates, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons is trusted by families around the world to provide care and education for their children. The company is a leading provider of high-quality child care and early education, back-up care and educational advisory services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and family life. Bight Horizons has more than 1,100 client relationships with employers across a diverse array of industries, including over 150 Fortune 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine’s 2018 100 Best Companies. The company operates approximately 1,100 child care and early education centers across a wide range of customer industries with the capacity to serve approximately 120,000 children and their families in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada and India.  For more information, visit