Not much optimism in commercial real estate outlook

Another challenging year is in store for commercial real estate thanks to high unemployment, a still-struggling housing market and an unforgiving credit environment, Cassidy Turley plans to report Thursday at its annual State of Real Estate event.

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Sara Lee to lease 281,000 square feet in Plainfield

Sara Lee Corp. has signed a lease for about 281,000 square feet of space at Plainfield Business Center at Airwest. The Illinois-based maker of food products will establish a new distribution center in the space in February.

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Brightpoint expansion includes three buildings

The distributor of wireless devices has completed its purchase of a 533,000-square-foot facility in the AllPoints Midwest business park in Plainfield and is leasing a 200,000 square-foot building, also in Plainfield.

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