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What’s up with Edgewater’s Park Tower condominium?

There are (at least) two condo buildings named Park Tower in Chicago, one at 800 N Michigan Ave and the other at 5415 N Sheridan Rd in Edgewater. We’re talking about the latter building here. The triangular, Miesian ParkTower soars 54 stories and encompasses 744 condo units. The building was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 6, 2014

Do Live Here Chicago’s fraudulent Yelp reviews doom its employees?

A little over a year ago we questioned whether Urban Lux, a rental service on our do-not-call list, was responsible for the dumbest-ever reviews at Yelp. Several days ago a commenter responded with the following: … you should see the recent reviews for Live Here Chicago. All posted by employees of Live Here Chicago. Andy ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Tides apartments, 360 E South Water St, New East Side

The Tides is a 51-story, 608-unit apartment tower in the 28-acre Lakeshore East development on Chicago’s New East Side. Occupancy began in 2008. The building has an on-site parking facility with space for 357 cars. Magellan Development was the developer and Walsh Construction the general contractor. Loewenberg + Associates was the architecture firm. The apartments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More choices, lower rents in the South Loop

Some good news for renters. Since the last time we checked, prices have fallen slightly almost across the board on apartments available for rent in the South Loop. The number of apartments available is also on the rise. If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 25, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at South Loop apartment rents

Renters appear to have a wider selection of available apartments in the South Loop than they did a month ago. If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list, below. Where only a single price is listed, it’s an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 30, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are River North rents drifting downward?

Removal of the large billboard that had been on the site is the first visible sign of progress on a new 33-story, 290-unit apartment tower slated for the northeast corner of Chicago and LaSalle. Rents appear to have drifted downward in the neighborhood over the past month and a number of the buildings have more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 30, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Find your next River North apartment here

Apartment rents at Chicago’s downtown high-rises are frequently updated by programs similar to those used by airline reservation systems. We take a weekly snapshot of River North rents and present it here. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s availability ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 2, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The easy way to find your next South Loop apartment

If you’re planning to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list, below. Where only a single price is listed, it’s an indication that only one unit of that type was available at the time we checked. There are only a dozen ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An up-to-date River North apartment list

Apartment rents at Chicago’s downtown high-rises are repriced frequently by programs similar to those used by airline reservation systems. We take a weekly snapshot of River North rents and present it here. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s availability ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 26, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Updated rents for South Loop apartments

If you’re planning to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list, below. Where only a single price is listed, it’s an indication that only one unit of that type was available at the time we checked. There are only a dozen ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 25, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Your weekly River North apartment list

Computer programs similar to the ones used by airline reservation systems re-price apartment rents frequently at Chicago’s downtown high-rises. We take a weekly snapshot of the rent levels in River North and present it here. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 19, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

See what’s for rent in the tight South Loop market

The already tight South Loop apartment market appears to have fewer vacancies this week than last. If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list, below. Where only a single price is listed, it’s an indication that only one ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 18, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Your at-a-glance River North apartment list

Computer programs similar to those used by airline reservation systems re-price apartment rents frequently at Chicago’s downtown high-rises. We take a weekly snapshot of the rent levels in River North and present it here. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

See what’s for rent in the South Loop

The South Loop apartment market continues to be tight, with most buildings having only a few vacancies. If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list, below. Where only a single price is listed, it’s an indication that only ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at River North apartment rents

Computer programs similar to those used by airline reservation systems re-price apartment rents frequently at Chicago’s downtown high-rises. We take a weekly snapshot of the rent levels in River North and present it here. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 5, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated South Loop apartment list

Without having done a detailed week-to-week comparison, my impression is that apartment vacancies are becoming scarcer in the South Loop. A number of the buildings have no vacancies for some types of units. If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 3, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Your best River North apartment list

If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s availability list, below. Apart from the new buildings, there are currently only twelve large apartment complexes in River North, and we’ve listed all of them in this Google spreadsheet, and checked what’s available ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 28, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Your best South Loop apartment list

Without having done a detailed week-to-week comparison, my impression is that apartment vacancies are becoming scarcer in the South Loop. A number of the buildings have no vacancies for some types of units. If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 27, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

What it costs to rent in River North

In River North apartment news this week, a new 188-unit tower at 212 W Erie has landed a $46 million construction loan and a 295-unit, 35-story project at Chicago and LaSalle apparently has gained neighborhood approval. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 21, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

What it costs to rent in the South Loop

If you’re looking to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list, below. Where only a single price is listed, it’s an indication that only one unit of that type was available at the time we checked. There are only a dozen ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 20, 2013