As we wrap up the final days of 2014 I can’t help but become nostalgic about the MACK Companies team and all the successes we’ve experienced this year. In 2014 we made the INC and Crain’s list of rapidly growing private organizations, our team and network of affiliate partners nearly doubled and this summer we moved into our newly redeveloped office spaces on Centennial Drive.
For me, the successes we’ve experienced in our MACK Commercial division are a great indicator that the commercial market in our area is on it’s way back.
For years we have dedicated our time and resources to the redevelopment of residential real estate in the neighborhoods we serve, and as that market turns – so does commercial. The growth and development of the retail market directly contribute to the stability of a community as a whole and we look forward to assisting our neighborhoods in that development.
This year we completed a commercial build out of the 6820 Centennial office space as well as the build out of our former office space at 16800 Oak Park Avenue. In November we welcomed our newest MACK Commercial tenants, Gigi’s Playhouse, a charitable organization that serves children and adults of all ages, providing educational and therapeutic programs to families with members that have Down syndrome. In early 2015 our 6800 Centennial offices will welcome the rentMACK property management offices as well as Chicago’s premier brokerage, Oak Park Avenue Realty both of whom had a custom build out done for their commercial needs.
2014 offered new redevelopment opportunities for our MACK Commercial division and we look forward to the development opportunities in the works for 2015. The growth of Chicago’s south suburban communities is what I have dedicated my team, our company and my career to. I look forward to assisting the neighbors we serve in becoming the best place to not only raise your family, but to build your business.
Happy Holidays – may 2015 bring you great success
James ‘MACK’ McClelland