February 2016

NAI Hiffman represents Viskase Companies, Inc. in its recent global headquarters relocation

LOMBARD, IL (February 17, 2016) – NAI Hiffman represented Viskase Companies, Inc., a supplier of cellulosic casings and a producer of specialty plastic casings for the food industry, in its new, long-term lease with Highland Pointe LLC, for 27,346 square feet of office space in Lombard, Illinois. The building is located at 333 East Butterfield Road near the I-355 and I-88 interchange.  The new lease includes high-profile building signage facing I-88. 
“The relocation of our Global Headquarters aligns with our broader growth strategy. Retaining and attracting top talent while continuing to position our brand in the market as an innovative forward-thinking company in our industry; this will be further supported through our new home at 333 East Butterfield Road,” says Thomas Davis, Chairman and CEO for Viskase Companies. 
Perry Higa, Senior Vice President with NAI Hiffman’s Office Services group, represented Viskase Companies, Inc. in the transaction. 
About Viskase Companies
Over its 90-year history, Viskase has employed a passion for innovation as a key business strategy. Relentless implementation of its innovation strategy has provided a path to successful growth; both in its US markets and opportunities to expand into global markets.  Viskase’s success has lead it to becoming a global leader in the casing industry, a company focused on helping its customers bring unprecedented packaging innovation to the processed meat industry. In addition to its cellulose casing, Viskase manufactures a full line of casing formats including; fibrous, plastics and specialty casing products. To meet its “casing solutions worldwide” philosophy, the firm also employs an allied products distribution strategy. Viskase does this in over 120 counties, across 17 continuous time zones, from 9 global plants, with over 2,100 dedicated employees concentrated on service. In all, Viskase operates plants in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, Poland, and the Philippines and now from its new Global Headquarters in Lombard, Il.

About NAI Hiffman
Comprised of over 150 real estate professionals, NAI Hiffman provides leasing, management and investment sales representation for owners and occupiers of commercial real estate in the Chicago metro market. It currently leases and manages a 47+ million SF portfolio of over 500 commercial properties throughout metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin. NAI Hiffman is the Chicago-area representative for NAI Global, the world’s largest managed network of real estate service providers, has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property.

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