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HSA Commercial Announces HARIBO to Occupy 157,656 SF at Bristol Highlands Commerce Center in Bristol, Wis.

January 7, 2022

Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate today announced that HARIBO of America, Inc., has executed a 157,656-square-foot, full-building lease at HSA Commercial’s Bristol Highlands Commerce Center, a 68-acre industrial park in Bristol, Wis., near Interstate 94 and the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The deal means the first phase of Bristol Highlands Commerce Center, which was completed in 2020 and includes a larger 472,176-square-foot warehouse, is now fully leased.

HARIBO, the world’s leading manufacturer of gummi products, plans to occupy the space in first-quarter 2022, using it for distribution of finished product. Located at 9655 136th Ave., the facility will complement HARIBO’s first-ever North American production plant, which is currently under construction just 2 miles away in Pleasant Prairie.

“Utilizing this great warehouse space in Bristol is an exciting first step in HARIBO’s Midwest distribution presence,” said Lauren Triffler, head of corporate communications at HARIBO of America. “This move unlocks a logistics and supply chain capacity expansion that supports our accelerating growth throughout the United States, and it will enable us to serve our customers with speed and efficiency, working in tandem with our warehouses on the East and West Coast.”

HSA Commercial broke ground on a third speculative warehouse at Bristol Highlands Commerce Center this summer. Located at 9403 136th Ave., the 447,000-square-foot distribution center is scheduled for completion in early 2022 and features 36-foot clear heights, 73 truck docks and ample parking for employees.

“HARIBO’s growing footprint in southeast Wisconsin is further testament to the global visibility and desirability of the I-94 corridor, which today is widely regarded as a critical link in domestic supply chains,” said Robert Smietana, vice chairman and CEO of HSA Commercial Real Estate. “We are proud to be one of the most active industrial developers in the region, with over 3 million square feet of warehouse space under construction or proposed, as demand continues to outpace supply.”

Earlier this year, Visual Pak, a Waukegan, Ill.-based firm providing contract packaging and manufacturing solutions for a variety of well-known food, personal care, automotive and healthcare brands, moved into the 472,176-square-foot warehouse that, together with the HARIBO building, comprises phase one.

Bristol Highlands Commerce Center features a campus-like design that includes generous setbacks, sizable walking paths, an upgraded detention pond, enhanced landscaping and several signage features.

“With the new warehouse ready for delivery early next year, Bristol Highlands continues to serve users in search of well-designed and strategically located warehouse space that can accommodate the rapid growth companies are experiencing,” said Tim Thompson, executive vice president for HSA Commercial Real Estate.

Whit Heitman, Sam Badger and Jared Paff of CBRE represented HARIBO in the lease transaction. Jeff Hoffman of Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke and Eric Fischer of Cushman & Wakefield represented ownership.

About HSA Commercial Real Estate:

Founded in 1981, Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate is a diversified, full-service real estate firm specializing in office, industrial, and healthcare real estate leasing, management, marketing, development and financing on a national basis. Along with developing and acquiring more than 100 million square feet of commercial real estate across the United States, with a total consideration in excess of $6 billion, HSA Commercial Real Estate has represented owners and tenants in more than 10,000 transactions in 43 states; manages a property portfolio, including retail, in excess of 14 million square feet in locations across the nation; and owns more than 13 million square feet of commercial property throughout the country.

HARIBO is the world’s leading manufacturer of gummi products, most famous for its beloved Goldbears. Globally, the business employs nearly 7,000 Associates and operates 16 production sites in 10 countries. A family-owned business with a century long heritage, the company’s founder, Hans Riegel, built HARIBO on a foundation of quality and delivering moments of childlike happiness through sweet treats. Established in 1920, HARIBO is the acronym that comprises its founder’s name and the city in which the company was born (Bonn, Germany): Hans Riegel Bonn. HARIBO global headquarters is in Grafschaft, Germany and its U.S. headquarters operates out of Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit


HARIBO, the world’s leading manufacturer of gummi products, has signed a 157,656-square-foot, full-building lease at HSA Commercial Real Estate’s Bristol Highlands Commerce Center, a 68-acre industrial park in Bristol, Wis., near Interstate 94 and the Wisconsin-Illinois border.