Oakbrook Properties Milestones

Our Mission is to invest in vacant and under-utilized properties characterized by unparalleled locations in strong growth areas or in the path of growth and to implement a development plan that incorporates forward thinking design, teaming up with best-in-class experts and clear exit strategy. Our highly skilled team members make this mission statement possible.



1954 Edward J. McArdle, Chicago, IL - WWII veteran Edward builds single-family homes for GI's returning from the Korean War


1963 Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL - Midwest's first and largest entertainment resort developed and managed by Oakbrook Companies


1968 Water Island Beach Club, US Virgin Islands - Oakbrook develops private island near St. Thomas as an international resort on over 500 acres, including hotel, villas, shops and marina


1979 Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs, FL - Major lifestyle community encompassing over 2,000 homes is begun as Oakbrook's first major Florida project


1990 Marina Bay Club, Naples, FL - Luxury highrise residential development is built by Oakbrook, including condominiums, yacht club and boat slips


1994 Houston Medical District Property, Houston, TX - City property is acquired for residential, commercial and museum use, and urban renewal project is begun


2000 Pheasant Run Crossing, St. Charles, IL - major mixed-use development opens, including 250 townhomes, 120 hotel rooms, restaurants, conference center and expo center


2003 Coconut Point, Estero, FL - Oakbrook breaks ground on one of the largest mixed-use developments in southwest Florida, encompassing over 2.5 million square feet of retail / office and 1500 residential units.


2009 Old Barrington Farm, Barrington, IL - New lifestyle community breaks ground featuring state-of-the-art equestrian center and future estate lot development.


2011 Houston suburbs, TX - Oakbrook expands its presence in north suburban Houston with major acquisitions and multiple developments close to The Woodlands, Conroe, and ExxonMobil's new North American headquarters.


2013 Estero, FL - Hertz Corporation announces that it will construct its new global headquarters on acreage purchased from Oakbrook Properties, generating $300 million of annual economic impact.


2015 Estero Oaks Center, Lee County Florida Oakbrook breaks ground on 36 acre mixed use community incorporating 280 luxury apartments interconnected with pedestrian-friendly commercial / retail and office uses.


2016 Hendersonville, TN - Oakbrook's first investment in Tennessee comes to fruition with the completion of the 99,000 square foot Indian Lake West Plaza anchored by a 55,000 square foot Hobby Lobby store.


2017 Bonita Springs, FL - Oakbrook Properties completes the acquisition of over 1,500 acres within the City of Bonita Springs, Florida and begins its master planning of the city's northeast quadrant.