Oak Park Development Corporation announced viaForensics, a tech firm based in Oak Park, will be relocating and expanding into the entire second floor of 1044 Lake Street. The long-time vacant space will be renovated to fit the company’s needs and occupancy is expected fall of 2013.
Andrew Hoog and Chee Kim, owners of viaForensics as well as husband and wife, are Oak Park residents who started the firm in 2009. Since then, they have grown the company from 2 to over 40 employees, with 20 employed locally. This is the second physical expansion in Oak Park since 2010. viaForensics is an industry leading mobile security and forensics firm serving large commercial enterprises, mobile device manufacturers, and government agencies around the world. Co-founder Andrew Hoog has published several books on mobile security and forensics. He also has multiple patents pending. In 2012, viaForensics was nominated as Rookie Security Company of the Year by SC Magazine.
Andrew Cohen of Chicago-based Essex Realty leased the second floor space at 1044 Lake Street. Currently, 6,000 s.f. of remaining retail space is available at the site. viaForensics was represented by Granite Realty Partners’ Rob Palley.
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