C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., moved its flagship Chicago operation into a new Lincoln Yards development in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is the first anchor tenant in the revitalization area.
“We are the largest logistics employer in Chicago, and we built this office with future growth in mind, as we look forward to many more years in this great city,” says Pat Nolan, vice president North America. “Chicago has always been a transportation hub for moving goods in the U.S., which is why C.H. Robinson has had continuous operations here for over 100 years.”
The new building at 1515 West Webster was constructed with C.H. Robinson employees in mind. Features include:
- Highly collaborative open work spaces and conference rooms
- Sit-stand desks
- Expansive cafeteria and café
- 5,000-square-foot roof terrace
- More than double the size of the previous office—over 200,000 square feet
- Space to host customer and carrier industry thought leadership events
“Lincoln Yards is an important revitalization project that makes Chicago home to the most dynamic corporate site in the country for industry leading organizations such as C.H. Robinson,” says Andy Gloor, managing principal of Sterling Bay, the Chicago-based project developer.
The Lincoln Yards development is an urban oasis along the river with parks, bike trails and pedestrian paths. It is a commuter hub with connectivity to the rest of the city through public transit and housing within steps of the building’s front door.
“Chicago is an important location for us as an organization. We have more employees in Chicago—2,500 in eight offices—than any other global location,” says Mike Ryan, vice president of North American surface transportation. “This office serves over 28,000 customers and manages over 1.6 million shipments annually through the world’s most powerful supply chain platform.”