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We invest in and develop iconic properties.

We invest in and develop iconic properties.

In addition to new developments, Sterling Bay has embraced several historic adaptive reuse projects in cities such as Chicago and Portland. In doing so, we are consistently recognized for positioning today's most forward-thinking companies in spaces that are inspired by a city's past and celebrate its unique character.

We transform communities.

Sterling Bay prides itself on developing properties that transform the way our tenants work and redefine the way our neighbors live. By creating job opportunities, curating new retail experiences, and constructing new open spaces, our projects enhance the communities we work within.

We create office space for the next generation.

Known for building world-class urban campuses for today's most innovative brands – Google, McDonald's, Uber, Dyson, Wilson – Sterling Bay understands how to deliver an office product that inspires innovation, flexibility, and thought leadership.

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Google's Midwest HQ | Chicago
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1200 W Carroll | Chicago
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One Two Pru | Chicago
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600 W Chicago | Chicago

Our integrated platform spans all areas of real estate.

Marketing and Communications

Sterling Bay’s marketing & communications team spearheads the promotion of all of the firm’s properties, corporate announcements, and initiatives through the use of various mediums including branding and advertising campaigns, traditional public relations, website creation, e-mail optimization, and social media, as well as the coordination of firm sponsorships, strategic partnerships, and community engagements.

Build-To-Suit

Sterling Bay is a leader in identifying and creating urban campus opportunities. Companies like Google, McDonald's, Uber, and Hillshire Brands have turned to us to create spaces that reflect their culture and enhance their brand through exceptional headquarter facilities. Sterling Bay excels in build-to-suit properties developed to a tenant's specifications. From site location and design to construction, we can meet your budget and your timeframe.

Leasing

At our core, we are creative thinkers, a skill set that serves us well designing a building, structuring a transaction, or negotiating a lease. Our unmatched industry relationships help us find the right tenants for the right space. We take pride in the fact that we are known for our credibility, ability to deliver, and quick decision-making.

Property Management

Sterling Bay's property management professionals take pride in being excellent stewards of our buildings and those who inhabit them. Our personalized, concierge-style approach to property management translates into quick response times and around-the-clock availability for our tenants.

Asset Management

Sterling Bay knows it's crucial to have real-time market knowledge and an in-depth understanding of every development's financials. Our asset management team is always poised to act in the best interest of our developments and investors by excelling in all operational aspects of a transaction to ensure superior execution and unparalleled results.

Legal

The legal process is vital to any real estate transaction. Moving through it successfully is much easier with experts leading the way. Sterling Bay's in-house legal team assists with decision-making and problem-solving every step of the way while reducing timelines and exposure to risk.

Hospitality and Amenity Spaces

Our hospitality division has deep relationships in the restaurant and hotel industries in Chicago and across the United States. Our buildings are home to renowned restaurateurs such as the Tao Group, 4Corners, and Boka Restaurant Group. Sterling Bay's hospitality portfolio also features partnerships with prominent boutique hotel operators, including Ace Hotel and Joie de Vivre.

Design

Style is subjective. Quality is not. Each Sterling Bay development is unique, yet all share one thing in common: an aesthetic that demonstrates pride of ownership and appeals to a targeted audience. When giving new life to space, we often turn to the original character of the building, using reclaimed materials such as cedar from water towers and decorative stone from facades. As a result, our artistry and passion pay dividends by attracting potential tenants and buyers.

Architecture

Great ideas remain just that until they’re given structure and shape. We recognize that each Sterling Bay tenant has a distinctive mission with its own operational requirements. Our in-house architects work closely with potential tenants to lay out optimal workspaces. From financial and tech companies to marketing and law firms, our team of architects is the catalyst for turning our buildings into exceptional creative environments.

Construction and Project Management

Sterling Bay has both general contracting and development management capabilities. Our professionals can lead you through the entire construction process, whether it's a ground-up construction job or an office build-out. From design planning to value engineering to opening the doors of your new office, we can efficiently manage your project from start to finish by overseeing a team of our trusted subcontractors.

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1899 Pennsylvania Avenue | Washington, DC

We develop properties and relationships.

For over thirty years, Sterling Bay has demonstrated success in executing strategic developments and investments throughout multiple economic cycles. We have earned the trust of lenders, brokers, and tenants alike who have placed their confidence in Sterling Bay’s ability to deliver unprecedented projects.

“Convene’s entire strategy is really working with values aligned partners who share our vision for what the future of an office building can be from an experience perspective, and when we were expanding into the Chicago market, it was pretty clear to us that Sterling Bay was the ideal partner for Convene.”

Ryan Simonetti

CEO + Co-Founder, Convene