Tag: High-rise

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Price check: Rental rates for Flair Tower

Price check: Rental rates for Flair Tower

Turns out all it took to get Flair Tower's vital deets was a trip to the development's new leasing center in River North. I stopped by the office duri ...

Crunching numbers on the Michigan Avenue Tower II auction

Here are some offhand observations I made as I revisited the results of Michigan Avenue Tower II's auction yesterday afternoon. • The 43 units auctio ...
The largest home at Lake Point Tower

The largest home at Lake Point Tower

Joe Zekas recently joined Jean Ward of Chicago Lakefront Properties and Francesca Rose of Prudential Rubloff for a walk through several homes at Lak ...

Quote of the day: an auction postmortem

Right before the auction, we still had sales, but the absorption in the city today is so small. The average absorption is probably one unit or a half ...
Chicago's video history: the design and construction of Lake Point Tower

Chicago's video history: the design and construction of Lake Point Tower

Jump into the YouTube time machine and travel back to the 1960s to see the construction of Lake Point Tower, the 70-story residential high-rise at 505 ...

More on 565 Quincy's "installment sale"

Whatever you do, don't call it a rent-to-own plan! Belgravia prefers to call 565 Quincy's new offer an installment sale or simply a "better-than-rent- ...
Rent-to-own arrives at 565 Quincy

Rent-to-own arrives at 565 Quincy

Belgravia Group has announced a new rent-to-own program for the unsold condos and lofts at 565 Quincy. According to a notice that hit my inbox yeste ...
Web presence: Michigan Avenue Tower II

Web presence: Michigan Avenue Tower II

Michigan Avenue Tower II is one of two South Loop developments with units going up for auction this weekend. If you're in the market for a condo and h ...

Elysian scraps its hotel condos

That's one way to reduce excess supply in the market. We've heard for months now that the developers of The Elysian, 11 E Walton St, were trying to d ...
Designing the Parc Huron

Designing the Parc Huron

M&R Development took over the Parc Huron project after Lennar gave up, but that doesn't mean it's exactly the same building Lennar had in mind. Foll ...
Revisiting The Pinnacle in River North

Revisiting The Pinnacle in River North

Five years after its completion, The Pinnacle at 21 E Huron St has proven to be one of the most desirable towers in River North. The 49-story tower, ...
Topping off Parc Huron

Topping off Parc Huron

On Oct. 28 I attended the topping-off ceremony at Parc Huron, M&R Development's new apartment high-rise at 469 W Huron St in River North. Before hoi ...
Touring the sixth floor of Trio's tower

Touring the sixth floor of Trio's tower

Two Sundays ago, Jameson agent Matt Ohlsen took me through some of the finished units on the sixth floor of Trio's tower at 670 W Wayman St. This wa ...
East vs. West at Grand Plaza

East vs. West at Grand Plaza

In 2005, developer Near North Properties sold the Grand Plaza's west tower at 545 N Dearborn St to Jaeger Equities. Two years later, NNP sold the ea ...
The present and future of green building

The present and future of green building

During the media tour of the Winthrop Club in Evanston, the topic of green construction and LEED certification came up over and over again. I talked ...
Pearson on the Park interrupted

Pearson on the Park interrupted

Crain's reported in July that the converted high-rise Pearson on the Park, 222 E Pearson St, was facing foreclosure. Today I followed up with with Pam ...
Parc Huron to top out on Wednesday

Parc Huron to top out on Wednesday

Parc Huron, the condo-turned-rental high-rise under construction at 469 W Huron St in River North, will top out on Wednesday, according to M&R Develop ...
Lincoln Park 2520, buyer trust, and the viability of new high-rises

Lincoln Park 2520, buyer trust, and the viability of new high-rises

Among the many proposed high-rises that never made it past pre-sales, only the truly unique products -- ones that offer quality homes in highly desi ...
EnV EnFo: Ask, and ye shall recieve

EnV EnFo: Ask, and ye shall recieve

Credit where credit's due: EnV leasing and marketing director Ann Gentile filled my inbox with all sorts of goodies about her building, including an u ...
Construction checkup: EnV

Construction checkup: EnV

One new development that wouldn't rank high in a Web presence watch is EnV, the new 28-story, 249-unit apartment tower going up next to the Merchan ...
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