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 Alice Chin and Kathleen Malone

Compass nabs two top-producing teams in Chicago

Compass just picked up a pair of top-producing broker teams to bolster their operations in Chicago. Kathleen Malone brought...

Compass nabs two top-producing teams in Chicago
Chicago City Hall at 121 N. LaSalle St. (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

State won’t release March layoff and company-closure numbers

Several real estate-related services in Chicago and statewide that are usually accessible to the public are temporarily unavailable —...

State won’t release March layoff and company-closure numbers
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (Credit: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is extending his statewide stay-at-home order through April as the coronavirus pandemic continues. During a...

Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April
Baird & Warner President & CEO Steve Baird

Baird & Warner donates $150K to coronavirus relief

Baird & Warner, Chicago’s oldest residential brokerage, is donating $150,000 to local coronavirus relief. “As our country grapples with...

Baird & Warner donates $150K to coronavirus relief
McCormick Place and United Center (Credit: McCormick Place, United Center) 

Cavernous — and empty — venues transforming into hospitals, staging areas

Two of Chicago’s biggest event venues, now empty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, will be repurposed into...

Cavernous — and empty — venues transforming into hospitals, staging areas
Jim Ziltz (Credit: Linkedin)

Another top-producing Compass broker bolts

A top-producing Chicago agent is jumping back to Berkshire Hathaway, after a brief stint at Compass. Jim Ziltz, who did more than $20 million in sales volume last year, returned to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices...

Another top-producing Compass broker bolts
Sterling Bay CEO Andy Gloor and a rendering of 345 N. Morgan St. (Credit: Sterling Bay, Cara)

Sterling Bay nabs construction loan for Google-leased office building

Sterling Bay just nabbed a $63 million construction loan for its 11-story office building that Google will occupy in...

Sterling Bay nabs construction loan for Google-leased office building
From left: Megan Gianopulos of Apartment People & Tristen Heimann of Luxury Living Chicago Realty

“Worse before it gets better”: Rental agents adapt to new — virtual — reality

Broker Megan Gianopulos had a set routine whenever a client would walk into her Apartment People’s office in Lakeview...

“Worse before it gets better”: Rental agents adapt to new — virtual — reality
From left: 3938 N. Greenview Avenue and 1017 W. Washington Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Here are the priciest resi sales in Chicago last week

The Chicago luxury sales market remained relatively stable last week amid the global pandemic, with the five priciest homes...

Here are the priciest resi sales in Chicago last week
Governor J.B. Pritzker (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Pritzker calls for end to evictions, nonessential business in statewide shelter-in-place order

UPDATED, 5:54 p.m.: As part of his statewide shelter-in-place order, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called for a halt on evictions and the closure of...

Pritzker calls for end to evictions, nonessential business in statewide shelter-in-place order
Chicago Hotels Feel Impact Of Coronavirus

Chicago’s hotel occupancy dropped by a third. Next week will be worse: Analyst

This week, the Park Hyatt Chicago and the Peninsula became the first luxury hotels in Chicago to temporarily close...

Chicago’s hotel occupancy dropped by a third. Next week will be worse: Analyst
Broker J Maggio

Compass’ J. Maggio jumps back to @properties

UPDATED, 10:06 a.m.: A top-producing residential broker in the Chicago suburbs left Compass to rejoin @properties, where he had...

Compass’ J. Maggio jumps back to @properties
From left: Fulton St. Companies co-founder Alex Najem & HSA Commercial CEO to Bob Smietana

“So much so fast”: Construction projects carry on, but local developers brace for shutdown

Before deciding to build in Chicago, developer Alex Najem factored in a potential black swan event that could upend the economy. Ultimately, he chose...

“So much so fast”: Construction projects carry on, but local developers brace for shutdown
From left: Cushman & Wakefield broker Greg Kirsch, Stone Real Estate broker John Vance and Marcus & Millichap broker Mitchell Kiven (Credit: Cushman & Wakefield, Stone Real Estate, Marcus & Millichap and Getty Images)

Chicago retail brokers talk rent reductions in the age of coronavirus

Chicago’s retail brokers were already scrambling to adjust to the new reality coronavirus has created when Gov. J.B. Pritzker...

Chicago retail brokers talk rent reductions in the age of coronavirus
From left: Leigh Marcus of @properties, Mario Greco of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, Jennifer Mills of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty & Millie Rosenbloom of Baird & Warner

Top-producing Chicago brokers talk impact of coronavirus

By market’s close on Friday, four of Chicago’s top-producing luxury residential brokers said they hadn’t been greatly impacted by...

Top-producing Chicago brokers talk impact of coronavirus
From left: 340 E. Randolph Street and 180 E. Pearson Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Here are the priciest resi sales in Chicago this week

Chicago’s top five residential sales this week sold for a combined $9.4 million, about $1 million less than the...

Here are the priciest resi sales in Chicago this week
6855 West 65th Street in Bedford Park & Steve Poulos of Bridge Development

Morgan Stanley fund buys industrial spec development for $22M

A Morgan Stanley fund just bought a spec industrial building in the southwest suburbs from a local developer. Prime...

Morgan Stanley fund buys industrial spec development for $22M
Prudential Plaza at 130 E. Randolph St. (Credit: Diego Delso/Wikipedia)

CA Ventures employee working at Sterling Bay’s Prudential Plaza tests positive for coronavirus

 The worker at the massive two-building Prudential Plaza in the Loop who tested positive for coronavirus is an employee of CA Ventures,  one of...

CA Ventures employee working at Sterling Bay’s Prudential Plaza tests positive for coronavirus
1335 W. School Street and Jennifer Ames 

Luxury broker Jennifer Ames lists her own 8K sf Lakeview mansion

The Chicago area luxury market has been mired in a slump, with sellers having to slash prices to attract...

Luxury broker Jennifer Ames lists her own 8K sf Lakeview mansion
180 E. Pearson Street and 1224 N. Aster Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Here are the priciest resi sales in Chicago this week

This week’s five priciest homes sold for a combined $10.4 million. That’s about 50 percent of what they added...

Here are the priciest resi sales in Chicago this week
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