Chicago Landmark 333 N. Michigan Receives Preservation Excellence Award
CHICAGO | November 13, 2017
CHICAGO, November 13, 2017 – The Wirtz Realty Corporation, owner of 333 North Michigan, and MB Real Estate (MBRE), the exclusive property management and leasing provider for 333 North Michigan, announced today that the building received the Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence for a $50 million renovation recently completed at the property. The honor is given annually at the Preservation Excellence Awards by the Commission of Chicago Landmarks.
Staffed by the Historic Preservation Division of the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, the Commission of Chicago Landmarks designates the Preservation Excellence Awards to Chicago Landmark buildings, properties within the Chicago Landmark Districts, and other projects that promote the city’s architectural history. The awards recognize the critical role property owners, businesses, and citizens play in the preservation of Chicago’s historic and cultural heritage.
Designed by renowned architect Holabird & Root in 1928, 333 North Michigan is considered one of the city’s most prominent examples of Art-Deco style skyscrapers and was named a Chicago Landmark in 1997. In 2014, the building underwent a major rehabilitation that included masonry repairs, recreation of the original main entry and storefront replacement, and recladding of the existing rooftop addition. Interior work included restoration of the historic main lobby, elevator modernization and upgrades to the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as the construction of a full floor amenity suite that includes a tenant lounge, conference rooms, fitness centers, and fully-furnished, newly-built spec suites.
“333 North Michigan’s rehabilitation was essential so that the building can continue to provide tenants an outstanding experience and offer modern perks, such as our new tenant amenity floor and upgraded spec suites,” said MBRE vice president and general manager of 333 North Michigan, John Wegforth.
“However, ownership and our property management team worked diligently to ensure that the building’s historic features that make 333 North Michigan a Chicago Landmark were kept intact and effectively preserved.”
Constructed in 1928, 333 North Michigan is located at the intersection of Wacker and Michigan Avenue. The building overlooks Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and Michigan Avenue, and is home to the Chicago Blackhawks flagship store. 333 North Michigan is LEED Silver certified and designated as both a Chicago Landmark by the City of Chicago and National Landmark by the National Park Service.
About Wirtz Realty Corporation
Wirtz Realty Corporation, with more than eighty years of office and residential ownership and management expertise in the Chicagoland area, provides impeccable service in desirable locations. By proudly upholding the Wirtz business philosophy of focus, hands on involvement and providing unparalleled service, Wirtz Realty continues to raise the expectations of our valued tenants and residents.
Wirtz Realty Corporation is an affiliate of Wirtz Corporation, a private holding company with diversified business interests including real estate, insurance, banking, sports, entertainment and wholesale distribution throughout the United States. Today, with more than $2 billion in annual revenues and 3,000 employees, Wirtz Corporation stands as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. To learn more about Wirtz Corporation and its affiliate companies, please visit www.wirtzcorp.com.
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 www.mbres.com or www.mbrehealthcare.com.