Event Planner Red Frog Events adds HQ and Warehouse Space

Red Frog Events LLC has more than doubled the size of River North headquarters by adding
25,000 square feet to a lease it started early last year. The event-planning firm said it now
leases 42,000 square feet in the building at 320 W. Ohio St. Red Frog also has left a 25,000-
square-foot warehouse space at 555 W. 14th Place in Chicago, signing a three-year deal that
began this month for 100,000 square feet in a Hodgkins warehouse. Red Frog, which employs
60 people now, plans to add 50 to 100 over the next 12 months, says co-CEO Ryan Kunkel.
He declines to discuss financial terms of the deals. Doug Hamje, managing director at
International Airport Centers LLC, which owns the Hodgkins facility, said Red Frog's rent is a
market rate but declined to name the price per square foot. David Miller, managing partner of
the venture that owns 320 W. Ohio building, says the addition of Red Frog boosts the River
North building's occupancy to about 70 percent. Jason Schulz, CEO of J. Rich Co. in Chicago,
served as Red Frog's broker. Red Frog is No. 9 in Crain's Best Places to Work 2010. See
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