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Tower of power: a look at who’s buying at No. 9 Walton

Tower of power: a look at who’s buying at No. 9 Walton

EDITOR’S NOTE: A number of notable sales have closed at No. 9 Walton since this story first published. We...

Tower of power: a look at who’s buying at No. 9 Walton
Forget firefighters, these Chicago brokers aim to heat up 2019 with swimsuit calendar

Forget firefighters, these Chicago brokers aim to heat up 2019 with swimsuit calendar

Here’s one thing hotter than the Chicago industrial market: The first swimsuit calendar featuring Chicago brokers. Joe Howard, aka...

Forget firefighters, these Chicago brokers aim to heat up 2019 with swimsuit calendar
Tower of power: a look at who’s buying at No. 9 Walton

Tower of power: a look at who’s buying at No. 9 Walton

EDITOR’S NOTE: A number of notable sales have closed at No. 9 Walton since this story first published. We...

Tower of power: a look at who’s buying at No. 9 Walton
493-chicago-towers

Rising up: Here are Chicago’s 10 tallest towers in the works

Chicago became the birthplace of the skyscraper in 1885, and more than a century later developers keep adding to...

Rising up: Here are Chicago’s 10 tallest towers in the works
 Noah Properties’ Anita Lisek and Bart Przyjemski with 1246 North Astor Street (Credit: Redfin and Noah Properties)

In a hot ultra-luxury market, Gold Coast mansion lists for $8M after gut-rehab

A completely renovated Gold Coast mansion hit the market this week at $8 million, looking to cash in on...

In a hot ultra-luxury market, Gold Coast mansion lists for $8M after gut-rehab
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square (Credit: Twitter and iStock)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Some Logan Square property owners could face extra property tax

Special taxing district pitched for parts of Logan Square Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) is backing a plan that would...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Some Logan Square property owners could face extra property tax
One Winnetka rendering and developer David Trandel

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Developer David Trandel said he’s fixing One Winnetka problems

After lawsuit, crews reportedly working to address One Winnetka complaints Developer David Trandel said he is working to address...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Developer David Trandel said he’s fixing One Winnetka problems
Rendering of 717 South Clark Street and CMK President Colin Kihnke (Credit: 4th Ward)

CMK lands $147M in financing for South Loop apartment tower

CMK Companies landed $147 million in financing for its latest South Loop project, a 349-unit rental tower. Two entities...

CMK lands $147M in financing for South Loop apartment tower
555 Northwest Avenue in Northlake and Frozen Assets CEO Michael Street

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Cold storage facilities still a hot commodity…& more

Frozen Assets signs big Northlake industrial lease A cold-storage firm signed a big industrial lease in a Bridge Development...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Cold storage facilities still a hot commodity…& more
The site of the proposed Toyoko Inn Hotel at 320 South Clinton Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: 7 years on, Toyoko Inn Hotel project languishing…& more

Planned hotel in West Loop still languishing The long-delayed Toyoko Inn Hotel in the West Loop is no closer...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: 7 years on, Toyoko Inn Hotel project languishing…& more
ESG Kullen’s Eric Granowsky and 2 East Oak Street

Chicago Cheat Sheet: $92M Gold Coast deconversion hits roadblock…& more

Gold Coast condo owners balk at $92M deconversion offer ESG Kullen’s latest condo deconversion plan in the Gold Coast...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: $92M Gold Coast deconversion hits roadblock…& more
St. Adalbert Church (Credit: Wikipedia and Facebook)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Archdiocese in talks to sell historic Pilsen church…& more

End could be near for historic Pilsen church The Archdiocese of Chicago is in “advanced discussions” with several potential...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Archdiocese in talks to sell historic Pilsen church…& more
Sam Goldman and The Heartland Cafe (Credit: Google Maps)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Heartland Cafe redevelopment halted by new alderman…& more

Hadden says not so fast on Heartland Cafe apartments The new alderman in Rogers Park stepped in to pump...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Heartland Cafe redevelopment halted by new alderman…& more
From left: Focus CEO Tim Anderson and Atlantic Realty Partners CEO Richard Aaronson with Atworth at Mellody Farm

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Brand-new suburban apartments hit market… & more

Vernon Hills apartment complex hits the market The developers of a Vernon Hills apartment complex are looking to shed...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Brand-new suburban apartments hit market… & more
Kerry Wood and 884 Higginson Lane (Credit: Getty Images)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Cubs legend Kerry Wood lists Winnetka mansion…& more

Kerry and Sarah Wood make their latest real estate move Chicago Cubs legend Kerry Wood is selling his Winnetka...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Cubs legend Kerry Wood lists Winnetka mansion…& more
There is apartment rent growth in Chicago (Credit: iStock)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Apartment rent growth, construction slows…& more

Rent growth and apartment construction tapering off: report The Chicago-area apartment market is expected to see rent growth of...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Apartment rent growth, construction slows…& more
Invesco CEO R. Scott Dennis and Glen Gate shopping center

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Glenview shopping center sells at big loss…& more

Suburban shopping center sells at a loss A Glenview shopping center anchored by a Mariano’s grocery store sold for...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Glenview shopping center sells at big loss…& more
Ari Levy and The Wiener’s Circle (Credit: LinkedIn and Nicolas Henderson via Flickr)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Wiener’s Circle keeping Lincoln Park home after building sale…& more

Wiener’s Circle staying put The infamous Wiener’s Circle restaurant will remain in its home in Lincoln Park after the restaurant’s owners stepped in to...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Wiener’s Circle keeping Lincoln Park home after building sale…& more
Top, from left: Dave Pawelek, Aaron Sklar, JoAnne Gottfried, Patrick Russo; Bottom, from left: Carolyn Carras, John Basile, James Havel, Kimberly Sisney

Movers & Shakers: Clayco and MBRE name new CFOs

James M. Havel has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Clayco Enterprise. Havel will work...

Movers & Shakers: Clayco and MBRE name new CFOs
From left: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Landmark Development President Bob Dunn with a One Central rendering (Credit: Curbed NY and Getty Images)

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Lightfoot slams One Central again…& more

Landmark’s One Central plan not winning over Lightfoot Mayor Lori Lightfoot took another shot at Landmark Development’s proposed One...

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Lightfoot slams One Central again…& more
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