In August of 2015, Sterling Bay purchased a four-acre parcel at Webster and the north branch of the Chicago River where the Guttmann Tannery was located. The dilapidated tannery building was demolished in 2007. Sterling Bay was already working with C.H. Robinson to meet their requirement for an upcoming relocation and expansion from their Chicago headquarters on Marcey Street. Sterling Bay immediately saw an opportunity to meet their tenant’s needs with a build-to-suit on the underutilized vacant site, while simultaneously beginning a larger push to redevelop acres of land in the same area.
C.H. Robinson's new headquarters will be a four-story modern riverfront building. The building and surrounding grounds, designed by SOM architects, are groundbreaking on multiple levels. Designed with an exterior that emulates the flow of water, this energy-efficient building offers C.H. Robinson an opportunity to relocate and expand its workforce. Perhaps most impressive is a thirty-foot setback and public landscaped park that will front the Chicago River, offering employees and visitors alike expansive views of the water.
The building is set to be turned over to the tenant in mid-2018.Learn more about C.H. Robinson