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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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

235 Van Buren passes 300 closings

More than 300 condos have closed at 235 Van Buren, including 48 in the first quarter of 2010, and almost all of the buyers taking advantage of the recent federal homebuyer tax credits have been able to finalize their purchases, says Scott Hoskins, managing broker for CMK Realty. CMK is currently offering studios at the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 22, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Lower prices, closing credits, and broker bonuses on 235 Van Buren's condos

CMK Realty is promoting several deals at its new 235 Van Buren high-rise, from $10,000 to $20,000 reductions on its least expensive studios, two-bedroom / two-baths, and two-bedroom penthouses, to incentives for buyers and brokers alike. According to a new price sheet from the 235 sales office, available homes at 235 Van Buren include: Studios: ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 12, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Views from a northeast corner penthouse at 235 Van Buren

We’ve taken in some great views of downtown from 235 Van Buren in the past, but last week was the first time I had ventured up to the tower’s top floor. The owner of unit #4601, located on the tower’s northeast corner, gets these sights of Chicago and Lake Michigan every time he or she ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 8, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Unit #4610: 235 Van Buren's crown jewel

Unit #4610 is a one-of-a-kind condo at 235 Van Buren. With 2,272 square feet of interior space split between two floors, two west-facing balconies, and a 1,400 square-foot private terrace with panoramic views from the northwest to southeast, its far and away the tower’s biggest unit. At $995,900, it’s also the building’s most expensive unit. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 5, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sales update: 450 sold at 235 Van Buren

CMK Companies sold nine condos at 235 Van Buren last month, bringing the number of sold units up to 450 and closed units to 275, according to sales manager Scott Hoskins. Almost half of those buyers have been first-timers, and many are singles. Most are aged 25 to 35, and are spending $200,000 to $300,000 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 23, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Web presence: 1720 South Michigan

The first round of sales is finally winding down at 1720 South Michigan, CMK Companies‘ 33-story high-rise at 1720 S Michigan Ave in the South Loop. Of the 23 homes listed on the MLS, just two are being marketed by CMK. Both 705 square-foot one-bedrooms, one priced in the $180s and the other in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 11, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Floor plan focus: West-facing one-bedrooms at 1720 South Michigan ready for immediate occupancy

With 1720 South Michigan‘s magic number down into the single digits, buyers are running out of choices for brand new condos in the 33-story South Loop tower — in fact, all of the tower’s two- and three-bedroom units are sold out, according to the development’s Web site. Among the handful of unsold homes in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 15, 2009