Another use would be an adaptive rehabilitation of the office building into a high-end residential or senior housing project. This would involve additional investments in converting the building into apartments. As a residential building converted from the original office use and made into a resort-like complex, it would offer tenants the opportunity to live in a familiar community and enjoy beautiful views of a landscaped park.
A third, less likely, use would be a college or university buyer, in which the office building would be converted to student housing units, and the former Hamburger U would be transformed into an academic learning center. This is easily doable, as the existing classrooms and lecture halls do not need to be changed.
The existing buildings are eminently adaptable to any of the above-mentioned uses. Additionally, the landscape setting is beautiful, the distance and connection to the airport is good, access to major highways is convenient, the local recreational amenities are superb and Oak Brook is a livable community with a low crime rate.
I am confident someone will snap up this great facility—one which has not at all outlived its life span—and can provide a superior and beautiful environment for many years to come.
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