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More apartments proposed for Near West Side

More apartments proposed for Near West Side

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Bond Cos., a local developer, is planning a mixed-use development on the site of a former Ch ...
New construction in Chicago, then and now

New construction in Chicago, then and now

What a difference five years makes! Five years ago today we were – Reporting the imminent start of construction at Aqua Touting 1349 S Wabash ...
Whatever happened to the “games or no games” Olympic Village?

Whatever happened to the “games or no games” Olympic Village?

Five years ago today we were reporting on the Olympics: Mayor Daley intends to build an Olympic Village whether the 2016 Summer Olympic Games c ...
From Yo’s archive – Developer deals at River City

From Yo’s archive – Developer deals at River City

Remember plasma TVs? Remember the days when condo developers were engaging in a frenzy of incentive offers? Five years ago today we suggested t ...
Crain’s – Vultures looking to feast on bad loans

Crain’s – Vultures looking to feast on bad loans

Crain's Chicago Business (subscription required) is reporting that investment groups have been purchasing packages of mortgage loans on Chicago-ar ...
Park Millennium – from buyers lined up outside the building to bargain rentals

Park Millennium – from buyers lined up outside the building to bargain rentals

Six years ago Yo was writing this about the Park Millennium, a 52-story condo conversion at 222 N Columbus Dr on the New East Side: Carrie McCo ...
Say goodbye to Randolph Place’s river views

Say goodbye to Randolph Place’s river views

According to a recent Sun-Times report, developer John O'Donnell plans to build a 40- to 50-story office tower on a West Loop site he recently acq ...
A K2 construction update from Alan Schachtman

A K2 construction update from Alan Schachtman

Alan Schachtman is a principal in the Fifield-Wood joint venture that's developing K2 at K Station, a 34-story, 496-unit high-rise apartment build ...
A foreclosure trifecta for politically-connected Chicago developers

A foreclosure trifecta for politically-connected Chicago developers

The last few years can't have been much fun for Thomas DiPiazza and Richard Ferro, developers who are usually mentioned by way of their political ...
Seventeen seconds of wreckage in Houston and Chicago

Seventeen seconds of wreckage in Houston and Chicago

According to a January 8 article in the Houston Chronicle, "It took 17 seconds Sunday morning for the first skyscraper built outside of downtown H ...
360 W Hubbard apartments officially underway in River North

360 W Hubbard apartments officially underway in River North

Here's the text of a news release received this morning from The Habitat Company: The Habitat Company announced the start of construction of a ...
A panoramic view of K2 at K Station

A panoramic view of K2 at K Station

Our unusually warm winter weather is facilitating rapid progress at the K2 at K Station construction site. You can see more coverage of the 34 ...
MLS-listed downtown rentals at two-year low

MLS-listed downtown rentals at two-year low

When we first began tracking MLS-listed rentals, in late November of 2009, there were 1,927 units available for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes. As ...
Marie Spear’s view from the tower crane at K2

Marie Spear’s view from the tower crane at K2

Some say that the tower crane operator has the most critical job in the construction of a high-rise building. At K2 at K Station, a 34-story ap ...
From Yo’s archives – before the sun set on Sunrise’s Ponzi scheme

From Yo’s archives – before the sun set on Sunrise’s Ponzi scheme

Five years ago our staff was breathlessly writing the following: Community is key at Pure, a 13-story high-rise slated for construction at 24 S ...
Construction underway at 360 West Hubbard in River North

Construction underway at 360 West Hubbard in River North

Just two weeks ago we reported that The Habitat Company had not yet begun construction on its new high-rise at 360 W Hubbard St in Chicago's River ...
The washout on Wabash files Chapter 11  bankruptcy

The washout on Wabash files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

New West Realty, a once politically-connected developer, extended an almost unbroken string of development debacles with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy f ...
We’ll find you a rental as cool as this one

We’ll find you a rental as cool as this one

"This one" is a 4-bedroom, 4 ½ bath Old Town home with everything a luxury renter would want for the $5,500 a month asking price. The unit, on ...
Superior 110, a gleaming gem in River North

Superior 110, a gleaming gem in River North

Viewing Chicago's skyline from the west your eyes are drawn to a striking River North high-rise. What locals call "the blue building" is Superior ...
Michigan Avenue condo goes from foreclosure to first-class

Michigan Avenue condo goes from foreclosure to first-class

When a foreclosed 1-bedroom condo at 535 N Michigan Ave came on the market early in July at a list price of $89,900 it triggered a flurry of offer ...
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