Electric Works announces JLL and The Zacher Company as leasing partners

RTM Ventures selects leasing partners.

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019, FORT WAYNE, IN – The development team behind Electric Works has selected brokerage teams from two firms for its national and local / regional commercial leasing.

RTM Ventures has selected the Indianapolis office of global commercial real estate services firm JLL as its national leasing partner, effective immediately. In addition, RTM has selected Fort Wayne-based The Zacher Company as its local / regional leasing partner.

The JLL and Zacher leasing teams will include real estate experts dedicated to identifying and engaging local, regional and national top-tier commercial and office prospects, working closely with Greater Fort Wayne, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to support the region’s economic development strategy. Creative office, institutional, and innovation space is planned to comprise more than 300,000 square feet of the project’s approximately 700,000 square feet overall for West Campus.

With a global workforce of nearly 90,000 across 80-plus countries, JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management.

“Electric Works is a truly transformational redevelopment project, and we are honored to be an integral part of this exceptional team moving forward,” explained Traci Kapsalis, senior vice president with JLL’s Indianapolis office. “Our team recognizes the unique potential of the Electric Works development to attract top firms from around the country to Fort Wayne and the ability to positively impact the regional economy. We’re eager to put our experience with creative, mixed-use developments like this to work.”

Founded in 1961 by Al Zacher, The Zacher Company has established itself as one of the leading commercial real estate firms in Northeast Indiana. Today, the firm lists, sells and leases more industrial and commercial real estate in northeast Indiana and the surrounding region than any other brokerage firm. Zacher features a team of real estate professionals known for its depth of knowledge, technological capacity and breadth of experience.

“The Zacher Company is excited to be involved in a project with such a transformative impact on our community,” said Steve Zacher, president and managing broker.

Electric Works has announced leases or letters of intent with several organizations in the past few months, including Fort Wayne Metals, Parkview Health, Medical Informatics Engineering, Three Rivers Music Theatre, and Rush Rock Gym, a climbing gym and adventure park.

For leasing information at Electric Works, visit fortwayneelectricworks.com/leasing.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com

About Electric Works

Electric Works is a mixed-use district of innovation, energy and culture, developed as a public/private partnership between RTM Ventures and the City of Fort Wayne. A redevelopment and reuse of the former General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Electric Works includes 39 acres, 18 historic buildings and more than 1.2 million square feet of space for office, educational, innovation, retail, residential, hotel and entertainment uses. For more information, visit the Electric Works website.