Tag: High-rise

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Twenty percent off 20 units at Optima

Twenty percent off 20 units at Optima

A few days ago Joe Zekas stopped by Optima Old Orchard Woods in Skokie earlier today to check in with sales manager Eric Richards. Buyer traffic was ...
Inside SoNo: Kim's perfect view of Chicago

Inside SoNo: Kim's perfect view of Chicago

Occasionally I see commenters here and elsewhere complain about SoNo's location. It's isolated, they say, stuck in a no-man's land on the Near North ...

Quote of the day: Prairie Pointe's party pad

Does your high-rise have a VIP section? From a Sloopin reader: Have you noticed the PH floor of 1600 Prairie lately? According to other owners in th ...
A 235 Van Buren owners' party at the Metropolitan Club

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. R ...
Buying into a new-construction building

Buying into a new-construction building

A brand-new condo brings with it a number of opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges that you might not find with resales or at older buildi ...
SoNo, from an owner’s perspective

SoNo, from an owner’s perspective

Last week a couple of owners at SoNo, 860 W Blackhawk St, used the comments section of an old post to invite us into their homes. Yesterday I met ...
Crain's: Developers may rent out unsold inventory at Walton on the Park

Crain's: Developers may rent out unsold inventory at Walton on the Park

The Enterprise Companies and Mesirow Financial Real Estate have received an extension on their $129.5-million construction loan for Walton on the Park ...
Parc Huron leasing reaches 50 percent, park space to open in September

Parc Huron leasing reaches 50 percent, park space to open in September

I've been inside Parc Huron twice in the past two days, once to pick up a Zipcar, and once to look around the building's models and amenity spaces. ...

New condos competing with apartments in the South Loop

Earlier this week I posted a quote from the latest Appraisal Research Counselors Downtown Benchmark Report about the stiff competition new South Loop ...
A $2.6 million short sale on the Mag Mile

A $2.6 million short sale on the Mag Mile

The most expensive short sale I can find in Chicago is this duplex penthouse at Chicago Place, on the northwest corner of Huron Street and Michigan Av ...
Inside a remodeled two-bedroom at the Park Alexandria in the West Loop

Inside a remodeled two-bedroom at the Park Alexandria in the West Loop

Earlier this summer Ted Guarnero and I visited the Park Alexandria at 125 S Jefferson Ave in the West Loop, where Ted is marketing unit #2004, a rem ...
Lincoln Park 2520 developers land $170M construction loan, anticipate 2012 deliveries

Lincoln Park 2520 developers land $170M construction loan, anticipate 2012 deliveries

Well, this comes as a surprise. According to a late-breaking press release (PDF), Ricker-Murphy Development and a development arm of the GE Pension ...
Why Jackie bought at 235 Van Buren

Why Jackie bought at 235 Van Buren

Last month Joe Zekas met Jackie, who works in the financial services industry, at Cactus Bar & Grill, a popular venue located just around the corner ...
Another Elysian condo returns to market

Another Elysian condo returns to market

A lot of the flip attempts at the Elysian, 11 E Walton St, have come with significant markups -- as much as 33 percent above an original sale price in ...
The impressive amenities at Grand Plaza

The impressive amenities at Grand Plaza

Every resident in the 37-story Residences at Grand Plaza, 545 N Dearborn St, has access to the private resort-style amenities located on the tower's ...
McCaffery opening on-site marketing center for US Steel redevelopment this fall

McCaffery opening on-site marketing center for US Steel redevelopment this fall

When you hear that the old US Steel site in South Chicago won't be fully redeveloped until 2055, it's easy to assume that everything will move at a ...
Optima offers 20-percent cuts on 20 units

Optima offers 20-percent cuts on 20 units

Bob Russell/Rosenthal has lifted his fair share of news from YoChicago over the years, so I don't feel too bad about stealing one story from him in re ...
Sales update: Pricing, availability, and recent closings at Astoria Tower

Sales update: Pricing, availability, and recent closings at Astoria Tower

Based solely on what I can see through Redfin and county records, Astoria Tower has seen a steady stream of buyers come through the building in re ...
1555 Wabash at a stand-still

1555 Wabash at a stand-still

With the possible exception of Lexington Park Condominiums, is there a new-construction condo building in the South Loop with a more mysterious pres ...
Grand Plaza penthouses go to auction

Grand Plaza penthouses go to auction

The last ten residences at the Penthouses at Grand Plaza, 545 N Dearborn St in River North, will be sold at auction on Thursday, August 26, says Bud B ...
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