Author: Joseph Askins

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Weekend reads from the news feed

Not every story we add to our Chicago Real Estate News feed warrants "top story" status or a "quote of the day" post, but that doesn't make it any les ...

Chicago, it’s been real

Don't worry, Old Joe isn't going anywhere... This afternoon marks the end of my 3.5-year tenure as a writer, editor, and wholly shameless shill at ...
Deal of the day: Buy at 550 St Clair this weekend and get a Smart car

Deal of the day: Buy at 550 St Clair this weekend and get a Smart car

Sutherland Pearsall has weathered the downturn in the condo market by renting out units at 550 St Clair in Streeterville, but an uptick in traffic and ...
Another new low for downtown rental inventory

Another new low for downtown rental inventory

Another Friday brings another low number of downtown homes listed for rent on the MLS. At this time last year, 1,350 condos, townhomes, and single ...
Riding the Red Line: Bryn Mawr

Riding the Red Line: Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr isn't the last stop for northbound riders on the Red Line, but it will be the last stop for me in this Riding the Red Line video series. ...
Retail watch: Still no takers at Silver Tower

Retail watch: Still no takers at Silver Tower

Silver Tower's street-level commercial space is still empty, too. According to the Jameson Commercial sign fronting Franklin Street in River North ...
Catching up on the Cabrini Target

Catching up on the Cabrini Target

There's been talk of a new Target replacing the recently demolished Cabrini-Green high-rise at 1230 N Burling St. CHA confirms that it's in talks ...
Riding the Red Line: Berwyn

Riding the Red Line: Berwyn

Today's Red Line segment looks at the Berwyn 'L' station, located on the southern edge of Edgewater. It's a busier station than Argyle, has a very ...
Retail watch: EnV still EmT

Retail watch: EnV still EmT

Sharon Kahan and Peter Graham of CB Richard Ellis are still searching for a few good tenants for EnV's 27,000 square feet of retail space. The to ...
Hartz Mountain buys One Superior Place for $300M

Hartz Mountain buys One Superior Place for $300M

One Superior Place, the 52-story residential and retail tower at 1 W Superior St in River North, has sold, in what the Wall Street Journal calls "the ...
Rental deal of the day: Affordable one-bedrooms in a walkable Gold Coast location

Rental deal of the day: Affordable one-bedrooms in a walkable Gold Coast location

With the Magnificent Mile, Rush and Division, Oak Street Beach, and Lincoln Park no more than 0.7 miles away, it's no surprise that today's rental ...
South Loop site to be auctioned on May 25

South Loop site to be auctioned on May 25

Crain's reported yesterday that the sale of a five-acre parcel north of Roosevelt Road, between Roosevelt Collection and the river, has shifted fr ...
Related Midwest next in line for Waterview Tower

Related Midwest next in line for Waterview Tower

Will we soon add Waterview Tower to our running list of new apartment high-rises? Related Midwest is the latest developer attempting to kick-start ...
Retail space fills up at Flair Tower

Retail space fills up at Flair Tower

There's a lot of empty commercial real estate at the bottom of downtown's new rental high-rises (more on that later this week), but one building ...
Curbed: Lakeshore East market nears completion

Curbed: Lakeshore East market nears completion

Remember that supermarket that Magellan Development started building at Lakeshore East last year? It's almost finished. Mark Boyer of Curbed stopp ...
‘Exquisite’ Queen Anne in Old Town Triangle listed $455K below ’03 price

‘Exquisite’ Queen Anne in Old Town Triangle listed $455K below ’03 price

In November 2003, this vintage Queen Anne at 1935 N Lincoln Ave in the Old Town Triangle sold for $1.85 million. According to Zillow, the home was off ...
Sign of the times: Ten East Delaware dumped in Bucktown

Sign of the times: Ten East Delaware dumped in Bucktown

A little far from home, no? I found this A-frame sign for Ten East Delaware's Gold Coast sales center cozying up to a construction dumpster outsid ...
Riding the Red Line: Argyle

Riding the Red Line: Argyle

Last Friday I made my way to the Argyle Red Line station, located in a part of Uptown known as the West Argyle Street Historic District, New China ...
Three to go at Wabansia Row II in Bucktown

Three to go at Wabansia Row II in Bucktown

This weekend I noticed that @properties had amended the sign outside of the Wabansia Row II townhomes in Bucktown, changing "4 homes left" to "3 h ...
Where to find three-bedroom apartments in the Loop, South Loop, and West Loop

Where to find three-bedroom apartments in the Loop, South Loop, and West Loop

It's easy to find a building with one- and two-bedroom apartments. If you're looking for three or more bedrooms, your options are much narrower. N ...
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