Return to search

Ivanhoé Cambridge buys stake in Chicago office property for $55 mln

Ivanhoé Cambridge and its partner Callahan Capital Properties have bought a 40 percent interest in 515 North State, an office property in downtown Chicago. The transaction, which was completed as a joint venture with affiliates of Beacon Capital Partners, a U.S. private real estate investment firm, was priced at US$55 million. Ivanhoé Cambridge is the real estate investment arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.


Ivanhoé Cambridge and Partner Callahan Capital Properties Acquire 40% Interest in 515 North State Office Property in Chicago

Addition of River North property expands downtown Chicago platform to 2.1 million ft2 (195,000 m2)

March 30, 2015

NEW YORK & MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ivanhoé Cambridge and its partner, Callahan Capital Properties, announced today the acquisition of a 40% interest in the 515 North State in Chicago for approximately US$55 million through a joint venture with affiliates of Beacon Capital Partners.

515 North State is a 29-story, 654,000 ft2 (61,500 m2) Class-A office tower that is certified LEED® Gold. The property is located in River North, the most dynamic live/work/play submarket in downtown Chicago. It is directly adjacent to numerous public transportation options as well as a broad array of shopping and dining destinations.

“515 North State complements our existing downtown Chicago portfolio with Callahan, now totalling 2.1 million ft2. We are optimistic about the downtown Chicago market and it continues to be one of our key, long-term targets,” noted Arthur Lloyd, Executive Vice President, Global Investments, Ivanhoé Cambridge.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ivanhoé Cambridge leverages its broad expertise, investing in, operating and developing real estate properties and companies to deliver optimal returns for its investors. Through multiple subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds assets located mainly in Canada, the United States, Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Asia, which totalled more than Cdn$42 billion as at December 31, 2014. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (, one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For further information:

About Callahan Capital Properties (CCP)

Callahan Capital Properties (“CCP”) is a real estate private equity firm focused exclusively on the acquisition and management of high-quality office properties in the central business districts of major U.S. gateway cities. Together with its strategic partner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, CCP’s office platform currently totals approximately 10.9 million square feet, with properties located in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Denver. For more information visit:

About Beacon Capital Partners, LLC

Beacon Capital Partners, LLC (“Beacon”) is a Boston-based real estate investment firm. Beacon and its predecessor companies have been actively involved in the real estate business for over sixty-five years and have an established reputation as a high-quality property owner, operator, and developer of urban office and mixed-use projects across the U.S. Beacon was formed in January 1998, following the merger of the predecessor public company, Beacon Properties Corporation, with Equity Office Properties Trust. Beacon has sponsored seven investment vehicles representing over $11 billion of aggregate equity capital from various endowments, foundations, pension funds, and other institutional investors. For more information, visit:


Ivanhoé Cambridge
Marie-Claude Dubeault
Media Line: +1 866-456-3342

Photo courtesy of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec