For the last number of years the DePaul Youth & Family Center has rented over half of our school building to supplement the space they acquired when they bought the old convent. Their current lease extends to January of 2021. However, they have informed us that they would like to be released from the contract and vacate our school building. Our response: we will release them from the contract when we find a suitable tenant to take their place. DePaul has agreed to this arrangement, and so we have set up a Tenant Search Committee to find a new tenant.
Those on the committee are Sandy Bossom, Egbert Kunrath, Angie McKinney, Gabe Triplett, and (myself) Leif Kehrwald.
We view this development not as a problem, but as an opportunity. We have the luxury of time to find just the right tenant, who will not only help us pay our bills but hopefully enhance the life and mission of the St. Charles community.
Our committee has toured the space and it is in remarkably good condition. We are confident it will be attractive to potential renters.
Our committee has discussed the qualities and characteristics we want to see in our next tenant. Some of those characteristics include: mission compatible, non-profit, possibly education oriented, willing to sign a long-term lease, willing to participate in the life of this campus.
Our committee is also collaborating with others on this project. DePaul Treatment Center wants to help because it's in their interest. Michael DiMarco of Our 42nd Avenue is lending support and expertise. And we intend to contract with a commercial real estate broker to fully advocate our vision and needs throughout this process.
We will keep you informed along the way. If you have ideas, suggestions, even potential renters, please talk to any one of us on the Tenant Search Committee.
Leif Kehrwald, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-351-9889
Sandy Bossom, email@example.com
Egbert Kunrath, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie McKinney, email@example.com
Gabe Triplett, 541-680-6509