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Institutional | AEROTERM
Aeroterm has partnered with
the Chicago Department of
Aviation on the O’Hare project.
On Wider Wings
AEROTERM EXPANDS O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’S CARGO AREA. BY MARTA JIMÉNEZ-LUTTER
hen the city of big shoulders decided to expand its air
Aeroterm, with a portfolio of ramp-served facilities located in more
cargo facilities at O’Hare International airport in 2012, it
chose Aeroterm to develop the 840,000-square-foot proj- than 35 airports in the United States, Canada and Denmark, is the
largest developer and third-party owner of air cargo facilities with
ect. Aeroterm, headquartered in Annapolis, Md., is the
leading specialist in airport real estate investment, development, leasing ground leases in North America. It is uniquely positioned to accomplish
developments of large magnitude.
and management in North America, with more than 20 years of experi“We are vertically integrated, we have in house development and
ence in its field.
acquisitions, property management, leasing, legal and accounting servicO’Hare’s centralized location in the United States enables cargo to
es,” Gruver says. “We also have aligned with institutional capital partners,
reach more than 200 cities non-stop nationally and internationally.
which has allowed us access to capital to apply to any project. We are nimThe airport ranks among the top-10 airports in North America and the
ble and can respond quickly when we see opportunities.”
top-25 in the world in annual air cargo volume, making it an internaThe project will be delivered in three phases, with the first phase
scheduled to be completed in 2014. This part
Erin Gruver, vice president of acquisitions
of the development will have 428,000 square
and development for Aeroterm, considers the
feet – including 55,600 square feet of office
partnership between the Chicago Department
space – and eight aircraft parking positions.
of Aviation (CDA), the city of Chicago and his
• Headquarters: Annapolis, Md.
The project is targeting LEED certification for
company mutually beneficial.
• Employees: 200
the warehouse and the site and LEED Gold for the
“We believe that international gateway
office component, also following the Chicago
markets are primed for more growth,
• Specialty: Airport real estate develop
ment Department of Aviation’s Sustainable Airport
which is the case with O’Hare,” Gruver
Manual, which is a green initiative that incorporates
explains. “But we also like investing in airLEED components into airport development. Gruver
ports that are investing in themselves.
credits Rosemarie Andolino, commissioner of CDA,
Chicago is investing billions of dollars into
with leading the green efforts at O’Hare.
the O’Hare modernization program, which
“Commissioner Andolino has pioneered the effort
will allow additional movement of goods
-Erin Gruver, executive
vice president of acquisitions and developm
to bring sustainable features to the airport and this
and capture the demand that is going to
project, advocating for green roofs in the office area
happen in the next 20 years and beyond.”
“We hire local general contra
tors, local architects and desigcers, which facilitates local job ncreation in the region where we’re
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Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
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Wood's CRW Corp.
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