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Where are Chicago’s best singles apartments?

Alta K Station

If you time-travel back to the 70s and look for an apartment you’ll be bombarded by come-ons to live where there’s a “swinging singles scene.” One Gold Coast building took the theme to the extreme, naming itself The Satyr. Most apartment marketing today avoids a blatant “party pad” approach to attracting tenants, with the notable ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Why Kristina chose K2, Chicago’s newest apartments

K2 apartments

Meet Kristina, the first resident at the new K2 luxury apartment high-rise in the Fulton River District. When her lease expired, Kristina chose K2 over her current residence because “it’s phenomenal. It’s gorgeous. It’s more sophisticated. It’s got better finishes. It’s the grown-up version of Alta.” Share Kristina’s excitement about her new home in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 2, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

SoNo East apartments sold, River North Park still on the market

Aerial view of SoNo East

Yesterday’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported the sale of the 324-unit SoNo East, 840 W Blackhawk, at an undisclosed price estimated to be between $110 and $115 million. The project was said to be more than 85% leased. That’s close to the $356K per unit price at which the more fully-leased Alta at K Station ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 4, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Fifield closes on Alta, shifts attention to K2

Alta at K Station

From a recent news release: Chicago-based Fifield Companies and its joint-venture partner, Pacific Life Insurance Co. of Newport Beach, Calif., have announced that Canadian REIT Morguard Corp. has purchased the 848-unit Class A luxury apartment development Alta at K Station for $302 million. “This is a landmark deal for Fifield Companies and for Chicago,” said ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 26, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta at K Station sold to Canadian investor

Alta at K Station

Morguard Corp. has announced that it has agreed to purchase Alta at K Station from Fifield Companies and its joint-venture partner in a transaction slated to closed this month. The development was first reported to be for sale more than a year ago. Alta is a two-tower apartment complex in the Fulton River District with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 3, 2012

Rent an unavailable apartment from an unlicensed agent

Craigslist ad for Alta at K Station

This Craigslist ad is a classic of the Chicago apartment rental service genre, illustrating several of the time-wasting traps that anyone foolish enough to search for a high-rise rental on Craigslist will encounter. The ad describes an apartment at Alta at K Station and is illustrated with pictures from that complex. Alta has an online ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 3, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta at K Station focuses holiday giving on children

Alta at K Station

Chicago’s real estate brokers and developers have a long, proud tradition of charitable giving throughout the year, and they typically step up their efforts during the holiday season. Alta at K Station, Fifield Companies’ 848-unit two-tower luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is focusing its holiday giving on children, according to a recent ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 21, 2011
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta at K Station extends free month’s rent offer

Alta at K Station

A tipster informs us that Alta at K Station, which had offered a free month’s rent on 20 units, has extended the offer through the end of this week. Alta is also offering “spot special” reduced rents on two studios, a 1-bedroom and several 2-bedroom units. One of the studios is on a dog floor, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 19, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta strikes Gold with LEED certification

Alta at K Station, 555 W Kinzie St, Chicago

Hey, EnV — Alta at K Station will see your basic LEED status and raise you a Gold. With 848 apartments spread over two towers, Fifield‘s apartment complex at 555 W Kinzie St in the Fulton River District is now the biggest apartment building in the country to have earned LEED Gold certification from the ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 22, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day: Giving it away at 200 Squared

“To get people in, they’ve needed to give away the store.” – Fifield Companies President Steven Fifield, giving his take on a competitor’s attempt to undercut the market for new downtown apartments. According to Crain’s, rents at 200 Squared, 210 N Wells St, range from $2.10 to $2.30 a square foot, compared to $2.18 to ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 13, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pups on parade

Video: A Halloween dog parade at Alta at K Station, Chicago

Over the weekend Joe Z. posted some pics from a Halloween dog parade outside Alta at K Station in the Fulton River District. In case you missed the link within the original post, here’s some video of the costumed canines. Keep an eye out for Darth Vader, Snooki and The Situation, a “watchdog,” and more.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 2, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Life in the Fulton River District – things to do and places to go near Alta at K Station

As we checked out the views to the west from a balcony at Alta at K Station‘s western high-rise, I asked Alta Leasing Consultant Matt Hawkins and K2 Concierge Christine Klein about the perks of living in the Fulton River District. Here, they talk about the ease of access to stores, bars, restaurants, and transportation ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 12, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Lounges, courts, and theaters: More amenities at Alta at K Station's K2 floor

Part 2 of my Alta at K Station video tour features more of the spaces open to Alta residents on the development’s K2 amenities floor: a party room with a full-service kitchen, a basketball court with fully-functional scoreboard, a lounge with all three current-generation video game systems, a pool table room with an adjacent kitchen, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 5, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta's K2: A full floor of amenities

Bridging the two towers of the new Alta at K Station, 555 W Kinzie St, is a seven-story parking deck topped by a large sundeck and a full floor of amenities called K2. Yesterday afternoon I met leasing consultant Matt Hawkins and K2 concierge Christine Klein at Alta’s leasing center and went on a tour ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 30, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

City views from Alta's spacious pool deck

It’s not swimming weather yet, but the outdoor lounge that tops Alta at K Station‘s parking deck will be ready for action once the temperature rises just a few more degrees. Crews were busy working on the deck’s cabanas and grills this afternoon and will fill the outdoor pool later this week. One feature is ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 29, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Promos aplenty at Alta at K Station

Hang tight, dear readers — I’m still working with the people at K Station to put together a walk-through of Alta‘s western tower at Kinzie and Jefferson streets in the Fulton River District. Thankfully, more and more information about prices and incentives is cropping up at the Alta Web site. The latter has the best ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 23, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Move-ins begin at Alta at K Station

Renters have started moving into the western tower at Alta at K Station, located at 365 N Jefferson St in the Fulton River District. According to Leasing Director Sam Barlog, Lincoln Property Company and the Fifield Companies will focus on leasing out Alta’s 39-story, 420-unit west tower this spring, saving announcements about prices and delivery ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 2, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Floor plan focus: The corner one-bedroom

Looking for a one-bedroom apartment with a view? Here are some examples of corner units located in apartment high-rises opening this year. 215 West, 215 W Washington St in the Loop Tier T-11, 921 square feet: EnV, 161 W Kinzie St in River North Tier 1Af, 1,001 square feet: Alta at K Station, 555 W ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 6, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Web presence: Alta at K Station site updated with prices, floor plans, and more

The not-quite-twin towers of Alta at K Station at 555 W Kinzie St will have added well over 800 new apartments to the Fulton River District‘s inventory by the middle of 2010, so it’s time to start paying attention to what the project has to offer. Until this month, Alta’s Web site has been little ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 29, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction checkup: Alta at K Station

Fulton River District‘s newest rental high-rise development, K Station’s Alta at K Station, 555 W Kinzie St, looks to be at a turning point in construction. The project’s western tower, Cirrus (at right), has topped out with all of its 37 stories completed and windows installed almost all the way up. Its counterpart to the ...

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Posted by erik stonikas on September 16, 2009