Tag: High-rise

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Inside Lake Point Tower: A veteran door staff and a brand new lobby

Inside Lake Point Tower: A veteran door staff and a brand new lobby

Early on in their tour of Lake Point Tower, Joe Zekas and Realtors Francesca Rose and Jean Ward looked around the building's newly renovated lobby. ...
The nearly news: Resales and rentals at Chicago's "favorite eco-friendly project"

The nearly news: Resales and rentals at Chicago's "favorite eco-friendly project"

With Aqua saddled with Fannie Mae issues and uncertainty surrounding its hotel component, and with the Parkhomes taking their sweet time in closing (d ...

New liquidity options flowing at Aqua

Buyers who have been following Aqua's Fannie Mae troubles will be interested to hear that Magellan Development has lined up two portfolio lenders: Har ...
Web presence: 215 West gets interactive

Web presence: 215 West gets interactive

Two new interactive features popped up on the 215 West Web site this morning: a new "furniture arranger" tool that allows users to position beds, ta ...
Designing Superior 110

Designing Superior 110

Earlier this month, I met up with Tom Pope and Paul Alessandro of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to chat about three new condo high-rises from a d ...
The park, pond and pool at Lake Point Tower

The park, pond and pool at Lake Point Tower

Three stories above Lake Shore Drive you'll find a setting that surprises, both in its scale and its variety. It's the 2 ½ acre park at Lake Point T ...

Aqua closings get the "yellow light" following Fannie Mae snag

It hasn't put the brakes on closings, but it certainly changed from a green light to a yellow light. It's not a red light, but without Fannie Mae appr ...
Sales update: Post-auction prices arrive at Michigan Avenue Tower II

Sales update: Post-auction prices arrive at Michigan Avenue Tower II

It's the Friday after the Michigan Avenue Tower II auction, which means it's time for the development's sales team to roll out a new pricing schedule ...
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 ...
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