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, North Barrington, IL - Groundbreaking for development of a state-of-the-art equestrian center.


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.


2018 Palm Beach Polo and Grand Prix Village, Wellington, FL - Oakbrook begins acquisition and development of luxury equestrian properties for the discerning rider


2021 Old Barrington Estates, North Barrington, IL - World-class equestrian community completed with a neighborhood of country homes surrounding horse arenas, clubhouse, trails and other luxury amenities.


2022 Wellington, FL - Oakbrook Properties relocates its corporate headquarters from Barrington, Illinois to Wellington, FL