CHICAGO – Hines has landed the headquarters of Morton Salt, Inc. as an anchor tenants in the new 52-story River Point tower currently under construction in the Chicago’s West Loop.
“Morton Salt is a company born and raised in Chicago with roots that date back to 1848. Becoming part of this new riverfront landmark is symbolic of our commitment to Chicago and to the continued evolution of our company within this great American city and skyline,” said Morton Salt CEO Christian Herrmann.
As part of its 16-year lease agreement with River Point, Morton Salt will lease two floors occupying 52,600 square feet of space in the 52-story tower located at 444 W. Lake Street. This new office space will bring together Morton Salt’s 300 employees from its current downtown headquarters office with its 50 customer service center employees currently based in Oak Brook, Ill.
Designed by Pickard Chilton Architects, River Point will views of the city’s skyline. The 1.05 million square-foot property will provide first-class amenities including a 1.5-acre public park and landscaped riverwalk, fitness center, amenity retail, fine dining restaurant, and building conference center. River Point is pre-certified LEED Gold for sustainable design.
“On behalf of the River Point development team, including our partners Ivanhoé Cambridge and Levy Family Partners, Hines welcomes Morton Salt to River Point. Morton Salt has been an iconic brand in Chicago for over 165 years. We think it is fitting that River Point’s permanent skyline presence on the Chicago River will be their new home,” said Hines Senior Managing Director Greg Van Schaack.