Snack-food producer relocates Chicago space

Nuts operation moves slightly west

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Grubb & Ellis Co. recently brokered the sale of three office/industrial properties totaling approximately 565,769 square feet in suburban Chicago. The value of the transaction was $23.5 million. John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., a manufacturer of packaged and bulk snack-food products including the trade name Fisher Nuts, Texas Pride and Evon's, sold the properties as part of its relocation into a new 1.1 million-square-foot office/industrial campus at 1707 Randall Road in nearby Elgin. Sanfilippo is utilizing its new campus for office/administration, production, warehouse and distribution. ProLogis purchased the 26-acre portfolio, which is located within four buildings: 1717 Arthur Ave. and 2299 Busse Road in Elk Grove Village; 300 E. Touhy Ave. in Des Plaines; and 3001 Malmo Drive in Arlington Heights. Grubb & Ellis Co. is a full-service commercial real estate organization operating worldwide....