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Daniel Zager, scofflaw agent at Chicago Apartment Leasing Group

Daniel Zager, scofflaw agent at Chicago Apartment Leasing Group

My attention was drawn to Daniel Zager when I saw copyrighted photos I'd shot in an ad he'd placed for a property that doesn't allow brokers to ad ...
Live rent free in a great Streeterville location

Live rent free in a great Streeterville location

McClurg Court has an enviable location that’s hard to match for convenience, and apartments that are unusually spacious. Join YoChicago in ...
Chicago Property Genius, bait-and-switch scofflaws adopt a new name

Chicago Property Genius, bait-and-switch scofflaws adopt a new name

It’s been nearly two years since we’ve written about the prolific Craigslsit apartment ad spammers at State Street Properties. Since our post ...
Zach Gotkin at North Star Real Estate Group is an abusive liar

Zach Gotkin at North Star Real Estate Group is an abusive liar

As of this morning Zach Gotkin at North Star Real Estate Group had 1,257 abusively repetitive ads online at Craigslist. Four days ago he had 1,602 ...
Craigslist’s worst apartment ad spammer – less spam but just as toxic

Craigslist’s worst apartment ad spammer – less spam but just as toxic

When we began our recent spate of posts on Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG”), back on March 11, twenty-two of the firm’s agents had just over 7,0 ...
The 2016 list of new downtown Chicago apartments

The 2016 list of new downtown Chicago apartments

Editor's note: The 2017 list is now available. If you want to experience the thrill of moving into a never-lived-in downtown Chicago apartment, ...
Michael Longo, scofflaw apartment spammer, North Star Real Estate Group

Michael Longo, scofflaw apartment spammer, North Star Real Estate Group

A mere four agents at North Star Real Estate Group had over 4,100 apartment ads active on Craigslist yesterday evening. Three of them accounted fo ...
Are all Craigslist ads from the scofflaw-family Walker scofflaw ads?

Are all Craigslist ads from the scofflaw-family Walker scofflaw ads?

Chicagoland Property Group’s scofflaw-family Walker is vomiting up about 1,000 fewer active spam ads at Craigslist following our posts on Joi Walk ...
The 2016 list of Chicago’s best landlords

The 2016 list of Chicago’s best landlords

Note: Consult our more up-to-date 2017 list. The City of Chicago publishes a list of problem landlords, and updates it twice a year. The list h ...
Cassi Norman and the scofflaw-family Walker, an update

Cassi Norman and the scofflaw-family Walker, an update

Six members of a single family hold real estate licenses affiliated with Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG”), a firm we’ve singled out as Craiglist ...
Alta Roosevelt, 801 S Financial Pl, South Loop

Alta Roosevelt, 801 S Financial Pl, South Loop

Visit our updated review page. Alta RooseveltAddress801 S Financial PlCityChicago# of Units496Parking348 covered parking spaces Related vid ...
An urgent warning to Chicago renters and property managers re Zumper and RadPad

An urgent warning to Chicago renters and property managers re Zumper and RadPad

For years now, Chicago property managers have taken a lax approach to the well-known, rampantly illegal behavior of Chicago rental services. They’ ...
Erin Harper, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Erin Harper, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Her name is Erin Harper, but we’ll call her “Erring Erin Harper,” because erring seems to be her core competency. Erring Erin is affiliated wi ...
Michael Hawks, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Michael Hawks, scofflaw leasing agent at Chicagoland Property Group

Michael Hawks is the second most prolific ad spammer at Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG”), a firm that we’ve called Craiglist’s worst apartment a ...
Jon Zolecki, Chicagoland Property Group, Scofflaw Leasing Manager

Jon Zolecki, Chicagoland Property Group, Scofflaw Leasing Manager

With 1,134 ads, Jon Zolecki is the top dog of individual apartment ad spammers at Craigslist. He’s a standout at Chicagoland Property Group (“CPG” ...
Will Collin Walker rein in Cassi, his scofflaw leasing agent sister?

Will Collin Walker rein in Cassi, his scofflaw leasing agent sister?

We’ve previously published posts about the scofflaw behavior of Joi Walker and Kellen Walker, licensed leasing agents affiliated with Chicagoland ...
Will Collin Walker rein in Kellen, his scofflaw leasing agent brother?

Will Collin Walker rein in Kellen, his scofflaw leasing agent brother?

Early yesterday morning we published a post about the scofflaw behavior of Joi Walker, a licensed leasing agent affiliated with Chicagoland Proper ...
Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker and his scofflaw mom Joi

Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker and his scofflaw mom Joi

Under most circumstances a son can’t be held responsible for his mom’s behavior. He can be, however, if he’s the sponsoring or managing broker ...
Exit Strategy Realty terminates scofflaw leasing agent Jerome Bressler

Exit Strategy Realty terminates scofflaw leasing agent Jerome Bressler

Jerome Bressler, who we’ve previously identified as Chicago’s sleaziest rental agent under his current name and Jerome Bressert, his former name, ...
A first look at The Parker, the West Loop’s newest apartment tower

A first look at The Parker, the West Loop’s newest apartment tower

Chicago Architecture dubbed The Parker, 730 W Couch Pl, a “wonderfully-curved residential tower,” and that it is. Booth Hansen, the award-winning ...
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