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Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – Studio / convertible floor plan

Mondial studio

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include the West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in these neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mondial apartments, 910 W Huron St, River West

Mondial Chicago

Mondial is a 15-story, 141-unit apartment tower at 910 W Huron St in the River West neighborhood. Jack Berger was both the architect and developer of Mondial, which was completed in 2009. The building was planned as a condo but only 17 of the units were sold to individual buyers. The condo units were repurchased ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mondial apartments sell at a large profit

Mondial

Mondial, in River West, is an apartment project that we’ve followed in dozens of posts through many ups and downs over more than seven years. Our keen interest in the project traced to the fact that I’ve known the project’s architect / developer, Jack Berger, since we were developing adjacent projects on the 1800 block ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Dialing for dollars at Mondial in River West

Mondial roof deck

Exactly five years ago today we checked up on the construction status of Mondial, a new condominium project then underway at 900 W Huron in River West, and found it approximately half complete. Mondial ran head-on into a tough condo market. Sales stalled and the original developer pulled the units from the market, offered them ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 13, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A video tour of Mondial, River West’s newest luxury apartments

Mondial roofdeck

The architecturally distinctive 14-story Mondial, at 910 West Huron, is River West‘s newest luxury apartment community. Mondial was built as a condominium and has the high-quality finishes, enhanced ceiling heights and generous room sizes you’d expect in a luxury condo. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments offer stunning views of the city and the skyline, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deceiving with images, Mondial apartments edition

Mondial Chicago video

It’s not uncommon for Chicago apartment websites and videos to engage in a little puffery about the advantages of their location. WalkScore.com rates the location of Mondial River West, 910 W Huron St, as Very Walkable, with a score of 83. That’s apparently not a high enough score for Mondial, which takes puffery deep into ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2011
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

River West’s Mondial offers free rent and parking, 125% commission to bedbugs

Mondial, River West

Waterton Residential is stepping up the incentive offerings at Mondial in River West after reaching more than 80% occupancy since it began its rental program. The project currently, according to an email and accompanying pricing sheet sent to rental agents, has 2-bedroom, 2-bath units available, renting from $2,486 to $2,927 per month. A 3-bedroom, 3 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 3, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental spotlight – River West Lofts

Mondial Chicago video

An in-house tipster alerted me to several vacancies at River West Lofts, 925 W Huron St. A one-bedroom is renting for $1,375 and a two-bedroom for $1,975. In the video architect / developer Jack Berger talks about the architecture of his Mondial project, but focuses for a bit on River West Lofts, which is directly ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 17, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A hard-hat tour of Mondial and the rooftop views

Mondial video

Mondial was still under construction in the River West neighborhood when architect / developer Jack Berger took us on a hard-hat tour. As we scan the skyline views you’ll see the cranes atop a two-thirds completed Trump Tower. Mondial – and Trump – were completed by the time Joe Askins visited the roof for a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Waterton posts rents for Mondial units

Mondial, Chicago

After finding signs of rentals at Walton on the Park last Friday, I started checking up on other condo towers that have announced conversions to see if they’ve posted rental information, too. With Mondial in mind, I clicked over to the Waterton Residential website, and found prices for every unit style in the building. (In ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 25, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More cuts for Mondial

Mondial, 910 W Huron St, Chicago

Prices have dropped once more at Mondial, 910 W Huron St, albeit by modest amounts compared to what we saw last year. Over the summer, @properties announced cuts of 20 to 30 percent on select units. Those cuts resulted in more than 24 sales in the building, the brokerage says. Now priced have dropped another ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 1, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stuff that hasn’t sold: Three examples from Mondial’s inventory

Mondial, 910 W Huron St, Chicago

A round of major price reductions resulted in just 17 new sales at the 15-story, 141-unit Mondial high-rise this year, so expect to see even more cuts in the near future, says Crain’s. Five more sales, and the building will qualify for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage programs; it’s already approved for FHA-backed loans. ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 3, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mondial on the move

Mondial, 910 W Huron St, Chicago

In the four months since @properties took over the marketing of Mondial, 910 W Huron St in River West, and cut prices on select condos by 10 to 30 percent, at least 11 units have sold. According to sales records from Cook County and Redfin, two lofts (studios with 9′ x 9′ dens), eight two-bedrooms, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 1, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mondial returns to market with @properties

Developer Jack Berger has tapped @properties to market his newly revived Mondial condos at 910 W Huron St in River West. Last month Berger announced he would put his high-rise’s homes back on the market with discounted prices, but it wasn’t immediately clear who’d have the task of selling them. (Koenig & Strey and Jameson ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 16, 2010

Mondial condos headed back to market

If diarrhea and not sleeping at night is trepidation, yes. – Mondial developer Jack Berger, admitting some nervousness to Crain’s about marketing more than 100 new-construction condos in today’s environment. Last week we learned that Jack was making another attempt at selling off the condos at Mondial, 900 W Huron St in River West, instead ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 18, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day: What's the holdup?

From Appraisal Research Counselors‘ 4Q 2009 Downtown Chicago Residential Benchmark Report: Nearly every building which has been recently constructed has already started condo sale closings, thus limiting the opportunities for changing exit strategies. All of the buildings which were completed in 2009 or are being completed in 2010 have started closings except Mondial, Lexington Park-tower ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 24, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Revisiting two soon-to-be rentals

I don’t know it for a fact, but I’d guess that the new video above became outdated faster than any other I’ve ever uploaded. We got around to editing this footage from my weekend visit to Trio on Tuesday afternoon, mere hours before learning that the tower most likely will go rental. Actually, we’re going ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 29, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Crain's: Trio, Mondial may switch to rental

“Do you think someone who has a contract for a $450,000 unit that they signed two years ago is going to close? They aren’t going to close, so why alienate the marketplace? We have to do the responsible thing.” – Citta Development principal Jack Berger, explaining why he canceled 50 contracts at Mondial, the completed ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 28, 2009
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Mondial's developer talks architecture

In the second part of our look at Mondial, architect / developer Jack Berger talks about his work in River West. I also solicited his take on other Chicago developments. Trump Tower? “Wonderful.” Pappageorge Haymes’ work at Museum Park – “a little kitschy” to “terrific.” Aqua? “Gimmickry …architecture for the fat lady in the front ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 6, 2009
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Talking architecture at Mondial

I first met architect / developer Jack Berger more than 30 years ago when we were developing side-by-side projects in the 1800 block of Halsted St. Jack and his brother began acquiring property 20 years ago in an area they dubbed River West – an area that could easily be called Bergerburg based on the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2009