SDI Adds Blue Star Properties to Distinguished Commercial Real Estate Client Portfolio

Firm Broadens Service Offerings to Include Cloud-based Video, Access Control, Other Security Technologies

CHICAGO, June 23, 2015 – SDI today announced Blue Star Properties, a real estate commercial enterprise specializing in the revitalization of historic buildings, selected SDI to provide property information and emergency planning services for its 125 S. Clark property.

Blue Star Properties is a Chicago-based commercial real estate company known for the acquisition and revitalization of urban retail, office, and mixed-use properties in Chicago. Since first opening its doors in 2008, Blue Star has renovated more than thirty office, retail and industrial properties; its portfolio contains nearly two million square feet of commercial space. The 125 S. Clark property, a 500,000 SF building in the central business district, was built in 1907 by Daniel Burnham as the Commercial National Bank building of Chicago and is currently under renovation.

SDI will provide several property intelligence services to enable Blue Star Property Owners/Managers and Leasing managers to adeptly manage the space of the properties: The SDI team will field-verify existing conditions, calculate square footage per BOMA 2010 standards and produce CAD building files.  The Blue Star team will have secured access to all critical building information through SDI’s on-line CRE portal Profolio, including accurate vacant and rentable square footage, lease abstracts and expiration dates, printable CADD drawings and floor plans, and stacking plans. SDI’s dedicated CRE team will continuously update the property’s information and provide daily on-going support, including customized broker mailers. The SDI Team will also provide the building’s Emergency Plans – which include tenant information, evacuation routes and emergency procedures – to comply with City of Chicago ordinances.

“SDI is pleased with the awarded contract from Blue Star Properties, and we look forward to playing an active role in establishing 125 S. Clark as the premiere property choice for technology and creative firms,” said Bob Ladner, SDI General Manager – Commercial Real Estate.

SDI has recently expanded its Profolio Suite of services to offer CRE clients a menu of advanced security and IT solutions that focus on retaining current tenants and lowering occupancy rates – while limiting capital expenditures. Building on its 25 year corporate resume of delivering integrated security platforms for high-profile security-sensitive government entities, the firm now offers cloud-based video surveillance and access control systems that minimize the need for up-front capital. SDI’s Profolio Suite also offers visitor and vendor management systems, and high-end amenity technologies, including smart conference rooms and video walls.

SDI brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate industry expertise and provides on-site services in 33 states across the U.S. SDI’s CRE practice has calculated and verified over 244 million square feet of space throughout the US, and maintains more than 61 million square feet of property information under its daily management.

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Mission-critical systems integrator SDI delivers intelligent technology solutions to ensure client safety, security and revenue generation. With a 25 year corporate resume, SDI addresses the higher IT demands of critical environments to deliver zero downtime, enhanced security and risk mitigation strategies. SDI’s portfolio of clients includes some of the nation’s largest airports, commercial real estate portfolios and national banks and financial services organizations. SDI delivers deep technical expertise and impeccable systems performance, with an agile delivery model focused on complete customer satisfaction. Visit us at sdisolutions.comand follow us on LinkedIn: SDI Solutions and Twitter: @SDISolutions.

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