Former Bear Khalil Mack sells Gold Coast condo for $7M

Linebacker sold unit months after being traded to Los Angeles

Former Bear Khalil Mack with No. 9 Walton (Getty, JDL)
Former Bear Khalil Mack with No. 9 Walton (Getty, JDL)

Khalil Mack forced his final turnover in Chicago — of high-end real estate.

The former Bears linebacker, who was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this year, sold a Gold Coast condo late last month for $6.9 million, Crain’s reported.

With the deal, Mack made a modest gain from the $6.85 million he spent on the condo unit in the building known as No. 9 Walton in April 2021. The sale and buyers haven’t appeared in Cook County records yet, but the deal showed up on public listing networks this week.

Details on the property are slim, though at the time Mack bought the unit, it was reported to be a three-bedroom across half of a floor in the ultra-luxury building developed by JDL, which completed the 68-unit building in 2019. Mack’s former condo was equipped with a 14-foot kitchen island, a primary suite with a sitting area and wet bar and a 750-foot covered terrace with hot tub.

Mack was far from the only high-profile professional athlete to have lived in the building. No. 9 Walton has drawn purchases by Jason Heyward, who just finished up his seventh and final season as a Cubs outfielder, as well as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews of Blackhawks fame. Heyward and Toews sold their units for $7.2 million and $7 million, respectively, but Kane still owns his $6.4 million condo in the building.

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Ken Griffin, the financial chief and founder of Citadel who is moving his family and company to Miami because of Chicago’s crime rate, owns the top four floors of the building at 9 West Walton Street. Griffin, who spent $58 million for the floors in 2017, never finished the units. Ahead of his move, Griffin listed one of the No. 9 Walton units — a 7,085-square-foot unfinished unit on the 35th floor — for $14 million. It’s not yet known what he plans to do with the remaining three floors.

The $6.9 million sale is the 31st Chicago-area home to sell for $6 million or more so far in 2022. In all of 2021, there were 32 sales at this level.

JDL is in the midst of building its 812-unit One Chicago apartment project at 1 West Chicago Avenue. It will then turn to completing its multi-building North Union megadevelopment plan that will replace a portion of the Moody Bible Institute at Division and Wells streets in River North with multifamily housing.

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— Victoria Pruitt