Real estate firm Tucker Development, having built projects in Fulton Market for an influx of corporate offices, said Monday it is bringing its own headquarters into the neighborhood.
Tucker had been based in Highland Park since 1996. It has had an office in Fulton Market, at 954 W. Washington Blvd., since 2016 and will expand that space, currently 4,300 square feet, to accommodate its headquarters.
Aaron Tucker, chief investment officer at the firm, said Google, McDonald’s and others have made Fulton Market the busiest place for downtown development. “That momentum, together with our growing portfolio of city projects under management and development, made now the ideal time to concentrate our operations in this central location,” he said.
Tucker’s Fulton Market work has included the adaptive reuse of 10 buildings in the 900 block of West Randolph Street, completed in 2017.
A spokeswoman said Tucker has 12 employees and will continue to manage its former headquarters building at 799 Central Ave. in Highland Park, where the company has been based since completing it in 2006.
The firm’s current projects include redeveloping former Sears stores at North and Harlem avenues, straddling the border of Chicago and Elmwood Park, and at the Six Corners intersection in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. It also is planning a project at the former Purple Hotel site at the northwest corner of Lincoln and Touhy avenues in Lincolnwood.