EnTrust Realty Advisors represented The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company (www.climate.com) in the leasing of 21,118 SF at 1330 West Fulton, a new Sterling Bay office development in Chicago’s West Fulton submarket.  The new facility will function as The Climate Corporation’s Chicago office. EnTrust also negotiated a 10,414 SF lease at 370 North Carpenter Street, also in the West Fulton submarket, to accommodate Climate’s immediate growth needs. Affiliates of Chicago-based developer, Sterling Bay, are the owners of both buildings. Jim Clark, Managing Principal of EnTrust Realty Advisors, made the announcement.

“We enjoy working with growing companies like The Climate Corporation to find permanent office space as well as creative solutions for immediate needs,” said Andy Gloor, managing principal at Sterling Bay. “EnTrust proved to be a professional and flexible team for us to work with, which is crucial when tenants are evolving so quickly.”

“These successful assignments demonstrate our skill in negotiating with sophisticated landlords on behalf of Fortune 500 tenants in one of the hottest office submarkets in Chicago,” said Clark.

In addition to selecting locations and negotiating the leases, EnTrust assisted Climate in identifying and evaluating architects to design Climate’s new space. After an extensive process, Climate selected Shive Hattery, which created a workplace design that will help Climate attract and retain the best talent available for its business.

“EnTrust, which emphasizes relationships as one of its founding and operating principles, started its relationship with Climate by representing 640 Labs, which was acquired by Climate in 2014 when it was occupying a co-working space with just six employees,” said Jud Henry, the EnTrust senior vice president who led this assignment. “As their business grew, so did our relationship, as we initially helped them relocate from co-working space to their initial dedicated space and now to their new Chicago office space which will accommodate 100 employees.

“I have been working with Jud Henry and EnTrust for three years,” said Corbett Kull, senior director of engineering for The Climate Corporation. “They have been very responsive to our growth needs. Jud has tremendous knowledge of the commercial real estate market and the type of building that is appropriate for our company.”

“The West Fulton Chicago submarket, initially selected by Google for its new Chicago headquarters, has also been selected by McDonalds Corporation and Dyson Ltd., and continues to attract entrepreneurial and tech firms that appreciate West Fulton’s rich history, gritty personality, and ultimately want to be a part of the evolution that is making this area one of the most unique work/play/live neighborhoods in Chicago,” added Henry.

The Climate Corporation’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital ag platform was officially launched in 2015 and is now on more than 100 million crop acres across the United States and Brazil, with more than 100,000 U.S. farmers engaging in Climate’s digital tools. Backed by the most powerful data science engine and most extensive field research network in the agriculture industry, the Climate FieldView platform delivers customized insights that help farmers make data-driven decisions with confidence to maximize yield potential, improve efficiency and manage risk.

EnTrust Realty Advisors (www.entrustrealtyadvisors.com) is a commercial real estate transaction advisory firm that redefines investment and leasing services by providing a thoughtful approach to your real estate needs with straightforward expertise and attentive, personal care from the simplest to the most complex transaction. Established on the fundamental principles of integrity, relationships and results, over the past 15-years EnTrust has completed $1.5 billion in transactions encompassing 9.5 million square feet, with institutional, corporate, non-profit, and entrepreneurial tenants and investors, nationwide.


About The Climate Corporation
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing together seamless field data collection, advanced agronomic modeling and local weather monitoring into simple mobile and web software solutions, the Climate FieldView platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit www.climate.com or follow the company on Twitter@climatecorp.

About Monsanto Company
Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit: discover.monsanto.com and monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows® at monsantoblog.com or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

About Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Shive-Hattery, Inc is a Midwest based, 392 person planning, architecture, engineering and interiors firm established in 1962. Shive-Hattery translates our clients’ goals and aspirations into sustainable environments for working, learning, healing and playing. Our collaborative approach to programming, planning and design results in creative solutions, based in each client’s unique vision and goals. We create environments that reinforce their existing culture, process, and brand and/or are a catalyst for desired change. We believe unparalleled service has given us the opportunity to practice our passion for “creative design.” We combine our creativity with an absolute commitment to deliver on our promises. We have a reputation for collaboration, availability and responsiveness with owners, program managers and contractors based in delivering the best value to the owner. We also have a reputation for thorough, well-detailed construction documents, minimizing costly changes. We are providing services nationally and licensed to practice in 36 states.