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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A new level of style at new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

CMK has a nearly 20- year history of developing award-winning, architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings. CMK’s latest South Loop community, 1345 Wabash, sets a new standard for interior finishes and is attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes: ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos near dozens of dining and drinking venues

Giordano's

Imagine having dozens of dining and drinking establishments within a few blocks of where you live. Imagination will mirror reality for residents at 1345 Wabash, the first new high-rise condos built in the South Loop in half a dozen years. There’s a fabulous restaurant / bar cluster on the same block as 1345 Wabash, just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos rising rapidly

Local 1 Ironworkers

The 16-story, 144 unit condominium building at 1345 Wabash has passed the 9th floor and is on target to top out a month from now. First occupancies at the building are expected early in 2015. Local 1 Ironworkers took a few seconds break from assembling reinforcing forms yesterday to pose for a picture. 1345 Wabash ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos more than one-third sold

1345 S Wabash

Construction lenders made an extraordinary vote of confidence in 1345 Wabash when they green-lighted the new condo community without a pre-sale requirement. 1345 Wabash offers an attractive value proposition: high-style, affordably-priced condos in a stellar South Loop location by a developer with a strong track record. Buyers have recognized the value and rewarded the lenders’ ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Craft beer and condos in the South Loop

South Loop Market

If you want to indulge your craving for craft beer close to home, check out the new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. There are dozens of bars and restaurants serving up local beers within a short walk of 1345 Wabash, but several are standouts in the suds department. The Scout Waterhouse is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Affordable South Loop condos with designer finishes

1345 S Wabash

CMK has developed a following among buyers who want to live in an architecturally distinctive building. At 1345 Wabash, CMK is setting a new standard for interior finishes, and attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes:. Florense cabinetry, for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a new South Loop condo for far less than rent

1345 S Wabash

CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash, the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years, offers buyers a compelling value proposition: a high-style, architecturally-distinctive home in a prime location for substantially less than the cost of renting. A new 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1345 Wabash can be purchased for $305,900. Buyers can currently lock in 30-year ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos in a convenient location

1345 Wabash

Perspectives can be deceiving. In the first photo, the crane for the construction of the new 1345 Wabash condominiums appears to be directly behind the Jewel-Osco on Roosevelt Rd. In the photo directly above the crane seems to be across the street from the south end of the Jewel. It’s actually a full block south. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos have great access to big-box retail

The Maxwell

Most people value the experience of shopping at small, locally owned retailers. They also recognize and value the need for having convenient access to major national retail chains. The Roosevelt Road corridor is shaping up to offer access to major retailers that rivals what’s available in the Clybourn Corridor area on the North Side. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Brokers are buzzing about the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 Wabash

A crowd of real estate brokers came to celebrate the groundbreaking for 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise to be built in Chicago’s South Loop in nearly 6 years. The brokers were excited to tell their clients about CMK’s newest and most stylish high-rise. Their clients have had positive experiences with CMK at the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1345 Wabash raises the bar on South Loop style

1345 S Wabash

CMK has always been known for developing architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings. At 1345 Wabash, CMK is setting a new standard for interior finishes and attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating vanities, Grohe ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction update – 1345 Wabash condos in the South Loop

1345 Wabash

New equipment and more materials have appeared on the site since the time of our last visit to 1345 Wabash in the South Loop, and work appears set to begin on completing the foundation for the 15-story, 144-unit building. Fifty-eight new steel pilings are on the ground, ready to be hammered into place by the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a new South Loop condo at 1345 Wabash for less than rent

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash is the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years and it offers buyers a compelling value proposition: a high-style, architecturally-distinctive home in a prime location for substantially less than the cost of renting. If you purchase a new 1-bedroom at 1345 Wabash for $225,900 with 90% financing at 4.335% your total ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1345 Wabash wins on rent vs own analysis, but that’s the least of it

1345 S Wabash

CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash, the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years, offers buyers an almost irresistible value proposition: a high-style, architecturally-distinctive home in a prime location for substantially less than the cost of renting. A new 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1345 Wabash can be purchased for $305,900. Buyers can currently lock in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New townhomes, apartments planned for Near North Side

aerial view

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that CMK Companies has filed an application to rezone a site at 1009 N Cleveland Ave for 47 townhomes and 10 apartments. The site is a block east and two blocks south of a new Target that’s slated to open soon at Division and Larrabee. The site has been ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 13, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

CMK offers buyer and broker incentives at 235 Van Buren

235 Van Buren, Chicago

The next 12 people who buy at 235 Van Buren will benefit from three special incentives, according to the development’s website: a low-rate mortgage (either a 2.875% 5-year FHA adjustable-rate mortgage or a 4.375% 30-year FHA fixed-rate mortgage), free assessments for one year, and a $5,000 closing cost credit. Additionally, brokers involved in purchases through ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 1, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Downtown’s new construction market on pace to 600 sales in 2010

235 Van Buren, Chicago

“Right now, we’re just kind of glued in place,” says Gail Lissner, vice president of Appraisal Research Counselors, in a new Crain’s article about the state of the downtown condo market. According to ARC’s latest report, 111 new condos and townhomes in downtown Chicago (bounded by North and Ashland avenues, Cermak Road, and the lake) ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 22, 2010
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Aqua, Optima, 235 Van Buren architects recognized for Design Excellence

Aqua, Chicago

The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects will recognize three new condo towers in Chicago and Skokie at tonight’s 2010 Design Excellence Awards, Blair Kamin reports. Aqua, designed by Studio Gang Architects, and Optima Old Orchard Woods, designed by developer-architect David C. Hovey, will receive Honor Awards for Distinguished Buildings. 235 Van Buren, ...

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

A 235 Van Buren owners' party at the Metropolitan Club

The posh and prestigious Metropolitan Club sprawls over the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower, located two short blocks from 235 Van Buren. Representatives Jasmine and Amber gave Joe Zekas an overview of the club during a brief chat at a party hosted by CMK Realty for condo owners at 235 Van Buren. ...

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

Neno and Shivam on life at 235 Van Buren

Meet Nino and Shivam, two young professionals who bought at and live in 235 Van Buren, CMK Companies‘ new 46-story, 714-unit high-rise in the Loop. Joe Zekas met both buyers outside The Billy Goat on Washington Street, just a half a block from the building, to find out what they like about the tower. In-between ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on July 16, 2010