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Chicago developer awarded for contribution to city

Chicago developer awarded for contribution to city

In the eyes of the general public, real estate developers usually rate somewhere down near journalists and used-car salesmen in a ranking of occupatio ...

Custom House opens house

With the opening of Custom House restaurant in the Printer's Row neighborhood, chef Shawn McClain now has all of the bases covered. The new steak-cent ...
The circus comes to the CHA

The circus comes to the CHA

This priceless little gem comes from the vault of the Chicago Housing Authority. It happened four years ago at Washington Park Homes, a family develop ...

Will $500,000 cabanas catch on in Chicago?

Cabanas - those tiny ocean and pool-side shacks better known as the love nests of Desperate Housewives-types and their compliant poolboys than as hot ...

Fundraiser for CAR's Jennifer Maley

The Chicago Association of Realtors is sponsoring a fundraiser for its director of communications, Jennifer Maley, who was recently diagnosed with a b ...
Rent and build equity on a Chicago condo

Rent and build equity on a Chicago condo

Renters who are thinking of buying but want to test out a neighborhood first have an interesting new option at the Lakeshore East development, a 28-ac ...
Legacy condos: something old, something new

Legacy condos: something old, something new

Mesa Development plans to preserve facades on a classic Chicago block as it builds The Legacy at Millennium Park, a strikingly modern 73-story tower p ...
Error Repeated in story on The Bernardin

Error Repeated in story on The Bernardin

We've enjoyed Lynn Becker's architectural treatises in local rags and his entertaining Web site, Repeat, but we feel compelled to point out that the n ...

New-homes boost keeps pundits guessing

Wouldn't it be refreshing, amidst all the predicting and prognosticating about a housing bubble, to hear an expert say he wasn't sure where the housin ...

Fulton Market on the move

We've heard of Chicago neighborhoods undergoing rapid evolutions and boundary changes - but before now we've never seen it happen over the course of o ...
A moment of Zen at Chicago's Waterview Tower

A moment of Zen at Chicago's Waterview Tower

Businessman Jon Butcher is planning the mother of all makeovers when he moves into his penthouse at Waterview Tower in 2008. We're not talking grades ...
Soldier Field revamp "innovative"

Soldier Field revamp "innovative"

Love it or despise it, the always controversial makeover of Soldier Field has officially been declared "innovative architecture" by a panel of tastema ...
Palmolive dangling $50,000 bonus

Palmolive dangling $50,000 bonus

If you happen to be browsing for a condo right now and wonder why your broker keeps steering you toward the $10.7 million penthouse in The Palmolive B ...
Buy a condo, get a Vespa

Buy a condo, get a Vespa

From the world of real estate marketing, here's a novel incentive aimed at young home buyers. Condo developers have been targeting empty nesters with ...
All I want for Christmas is a Chicago penthouse

All I want for Christmas is a Chicago penthouse

Here are some Christmas gift ideas in case the billionaire in your life is short on inspiration. The $10.7 million Palmolive penthouse is up for grab ...
Wilco's foray into Chicago real estate

Wilco's foray into Chicago real estate

The Burn to Shine 02 Chicago DVD, released in August, mixes our interest in Chicago real estate with our love of great Chicago bands. Filmmaker Christ ...

Astoria Tower brings deco design, hotel services to condo project

Once the "Greek Town" of New York City, the Astoria neighborhood in Queens has become a blend of many different cultures and lifestyles. The South Loo ...

Attractive rehabs, pricing and locations let conversions compete with new condos

By the end of 2005, more than 4,000 rental units in downtown Chicago will have converted to condominiums, according to estimates by Appraisal Research ...

Professional punch list now can save buyers money later

Recently, when a Tomacor home inspector tried to complete a home inspection with our client the builder became outraged. "You can't bring that guy in ...

'Manhattanization' is changing the face of downtown Chicago

Twenty-five years ago, a stroll south down Wabash Avenue toward the Chicago River on the Near North Side of Chicago was sooty and uneventful. A highl ...
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