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Condo comeback? JK Equities’ Jerry Karlik predicts rebound in condo market

Condo comeback? JK Equities’ Jerry Karlik predicts rebound in condo market

Some four years after it was first proposed, the high-profile 1000M condo tower in the South Loop has yet...

Condo comeback? JK Equities’ Jerry Karlik predicts rebound in condo market
Chicago’s first building code overhaul in 70 years could boost housing market: experts

Chicago’s first building code overhaul in 70 years could boost housing market: experts

The City Council’s recent move to update Chicago’s building code for the first time in 70 years could be...

Chicago’s first building code overhaul in 70 years could boost housing market: experts
Base Capital Group and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture’s plans for a 12-story hotel at 1043 West Fulton Market

The Hotel Hunger Games: Why some of Fulton Market’s projects may not survive

Fulton Market in recent years has been the epicenter of office development in Chicago, helping the city attract new...

The Hotel Hunger Games: Why some of Fulton Market’s projects may not survive
The top five most active multifamily general contracting firms were approved to build 3.7 million square feet of residential development over the last year.

These are the top multifamily general contractors in Chicago

Developers aren’t the only ones who’ve cashed in on the ever-increasing demand for Downtown rental units. The explosion of...

These are the top multifamily general contractors in Chicago
Chicago’s top 5 retail contractors built over 357,000 square feet of new commercial develop from May 2018 to June 2019. (Credit: iStock)

These are Chicago’s top general contracting firms for retail

Chicago’s retail sector hasn’t had quite experienced the boom like other development types — quite the opposite actually. Last...

These are Chicago’s top general contracting firms for retail
Keating Crown, James Crown and 1040 West Randolph Street (Credit: Newmark Knight Frank)

It stays in the family: Sterling Bay sells Fulton Market building to Crowns for $33M

Sterling Bay has found a buyer for its original headquarters in Fulton Market — and they’re well acquainted with...

It stays in the family: Sterling Bay sells Fulton Market building to Crowns for $33M
Last week’s top sales in Chicago included units in 4 East Elm, the Hayden West Loop and the Trump Tower (Credit: Redfin, Highrises)

Here are the priciest home sales in Chicago last week

The luxury market in Chicago continues to be propelled by Downtown condo sales. Last week’s five most expensive home...

Here are the priciest home sales in Chicago last week
Old Post Office and office brokers Allen Rogoway, David Burden and Lisa Davidson (Credit: Wikipedia)

Difference maker: Uber’s monster lease at 601 W Companies’ Old Post Office could transform local office market

A few years ago, when Allen Rogoway was working with corporate clients seeking to set up offices in Chicago, he would almost never mention...

Difference maker: Uber’s monster lease at 601 W Companies’ Old Post Office could transform local office market
Home sales in the Chicago-are grew by 0.2 percent in July

Chicago housing market rebounds but the news isn’t all good

The good news is the Chicago-area just had its best month for home sales on a year-over-year basis. The...

Chicago housing market rebounds but the news isn’t all good
IBT Group’s Gary Pachucki and renderings of Humboldt Lit (Credit: LinkedIn and IBT)

The New Fulton Market? Local developer puts $50M bet on Humboldt Park

Chicago’s central business district has been creeping westward for years, but can it get as far west as Humboldt...

The New Fulton Market? Local developer puts $50M bet on Humboldt Park
Clockwise from left: 1521 North State Parkway, 1040 North Lake Shore Drive, 65 East Bellevue Place, and 21 East Huron Street (Credit: Redfin)

Near North Side dominates Chicago’s 5 priciest resi listings

The owner of a Gilded Age mansion has put his home back on the market, hoping to find a...

Near North Side dominates Chicago’s 5 priciest resi listings
From left: One Bennett Park, 403 North Wabash Avenue, 1109 West Washington Boulevard (Credit: Related and Redfin)

Here are the priciest home sales in Chicago last week

Chicago’s high-end, new construction condo market continues to propel an other sluggish luxury market. Last week’s top five closed...

Here are the priciest home sales in Chicago last week
Tucker Development CEO Richard Tucker and 954 West Washington Boulevard (Credit: Tucker Development, Lindon Associates)

Tucker Development is latest company to move to Fulton Market

The newest firm relocating to Fulton Market is one of the neighborhood’s most prominent developers. Tucker Development has relocated...

Tucker Development is latest company to move to Fulton Market
Riverside Investment & Development’s John O’Donnell and Howard Hughes Corp.’s David R. Weinreb

Law firm row: 110 North Wacker inks lease with yet another legal firm

Yet another law firm is decamping for the under-construction 110 North Wacker Drive, helping the office tower from Riverside...

Law firm row: 110 North Wacker inks lease with yet another legal firm
Base Capital Group and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture’s plans for a 12-story hotel at 1043 West Fulton Market

The Hotel Hunger Games: Why some of Fulton Market’s projects may not survive

Fulton Market in recent years has been the epicenter of office development in Chicago, helping the city attract new...

The Hotel Hunger Games: Why some of Fulton Market’s projects may not survive
The Barry Quad condo complex 

Lakeview condo owners to test deconversion market with $36M offering

A group of Lakeview condo owners is seeking to cash in on the deconversion craze by offering up their...

Lakeview condo owners to test deconversion market with $36M offering
Brookfield’s Bruce Flatt and renderings of the redeveloped upper floors of Macy’s.

Brookfield unveils plans for office project on Macy’s top floors

Brookfield Asset Management is moving forward with its plans to redevelop the top six floors of the historic Macy’s...

Brookfield unveils plans for office project on Macy’s top floors
Logistics Property Company Executive Vice President Aaron Martell and renderings of the company’s planned Addison warehouse project.

Warehouse developer makes a big play for rare dev site in DuPage County

One of the last remaining infill development sites in DuPage County has been bought, with its new owners planning...

Warehouse developer makes a big play for rare dev site in DuPage County
From left: Christopher Volkert, Brian Kling, and the property (Credit: Colliers International)

One of the year’s biggest industrial deals just got done in DuPage County

Demand for industrial space in Chicago just keeps growing. Furniture company Wholesale Interiors has inked a 551,000-square-foot sublease for...

One of the year’s biggest industrial deals just got done in DuPage County
PerkSpot founder Chris Hill and 320 West Ohio Street (Credit: 42 Floors)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Tech firm expanding in River North, housing plan for former inmates…& more

Tech firm doubling its River North footprint Growing technology company PerkSpot will double its footprint in a River North office building to accommodate its...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Tech firm expanding in River North, housing plan for former inmates…& more
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