Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago retains HFF to advise on potential new facility

Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL
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CHICAGO, IL –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces it has been retained as a strategic advisor to address Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s long-term facility needs in the Chicago area.

Founded in 1974 as a public facility for dance classes, with its professional performing ensemble following in 1977, Hubbard Street has grown to become a pillar of Chicago’s cultural community. 

Sarah Albrecht

Today the organization comprises a company of 18 world-renowned dancers performing across the U.S. and abroad; the Lou Conte Dance Studio, offering more than 70 classes per week in various techniques for dancers of all abilities; intensive training programs for pre-professional and early-career performers and choreographers; and extensive youth, education, community, adaptive dance and family programs that engage young people and parents, students attending public schools throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, people with Parkinson’s and children on the autism spectrum.

Jeff Bramson
To accommodate Hubbard Street’s significant growth and to create capacity for future expansion, the organization is exploring alternatives to its current home, the Hubbard Street Dance Center.

 Located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard at South Racine Avenue, this 53,000-square-foot facility is situated in the West Loop neighborhood, near the Interstate 90/290 interchange, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Blue Line station at Racine.

The HFF team representing Hubbard Street is led by senior managing directors Jeff Bramson and Jaime Fink, managing director Danny Kaufman and director Amy Sands.

“Change is a core component of Hubbard Street’s identity,” says Sara Albrecht, chair of Hubbard Street’s Board of Directors.  “The organization’s strength has always been its willingness to evolve continuously in response to the dynamic field of contemporary dance.

“ Multiple options are available to us as we look toward Hubbard Street’s promising future, and still more will be identified and clarified through this assessment process.  We are excited to work closely with HFF in exploring all of these possibilities.”

  For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Coordinator
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza Suite 700 | Houston, Texas 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 | hfflp.com

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