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Does Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker deliberately lie on Craigslist?

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After having looked at many of Collin Walker’s repetitive ads at Craigslist, my considered opinion is that his ads often contain deliberate lies. We posted on what we deemed a Walker lie yesterday, and here’s another … Walker had seven ads active on Craigslist yesterday for “beautiful new” and “beautifully updated” Lincoln Park and Old ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 8, 2014
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SoNo East, 840 W Blackhawk St, Near North Side

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SoNo was built in two phases. The first, at 860 W Blackhawk St in the Near North Side neighborhood, was completed in 2008 as a 28-story condominium. The downturn in the condo market resulted in an extended sellout over several years. The second phase, now known as SoNo East, 840 W Blackhawk St, was developed ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2013

Have SoNo East two-bedrooms become hard to rent?

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Apartment buildings that cooperate with rental services (not all of them do) typically pay a month’s rent as a commission for bringing in a renter, although some only pay a half month’s rent. A tipster alerted me that SoNo East, 840 W Blackhawk, is currently offering rental services a month-and-a-half’s rent in commission on select ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2013
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The rent now sign on SoNo is so no more

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The bright red RENT NOW sign atop SoNo, 860 W Blackhawk, has been a fixture in the Clybourn Corridor sky for about a year. The sign solicited renters for SoNo East, the adjacent 324-unit apartment tower at 840 W Blackhawk. The sale of SoNo East closed late last year, extinguishing the rights to retain the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 16, 2013
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SoNo East apartments sold, River North Park still on the market

Aerial view of SoNo East

Yesterday’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported the sale of the 324-unit SoNo East, 840 W Blackhawk, at an undisclosed price estimated to be between $110 and $115 million. The project was said to be more than 85% leased. That’s close to the $356K per unit price at which the more fully-leased Alta at K Station ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 4, 2013
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SoNo East is 60% leased

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Chicago’s new rental towers continue to lease up at a rapid rate. The first residents moved into SoNo East, a new 22-story, 324-unit rental tower at 840 N Blackhawk St, just last month, but the building is already 60% leased and 40% occupied, according to a leasing representative. Studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom units are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 26, 2012
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Closet space is a no-no at SoNo

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When visionary architect / developer Harry Weese built 1100 N Lake Shore Dr – a building that’s been in the news recently – he reportedly skimped on closets in an attempt to wean buyers from their materialistic impulses but was forced by the market to expand the closet space. The story is, perhaps, apocryphal. As ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 23, 2012
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Sign atop SoNo says RENT NOW at SoNo East

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The SoNo East RENT NOW sign on the SoNo condo tower is pretty hard to miss, but I don’t recall seeing it before yesterday. The windows haven’t been installed yet on the top two floors of SoNo East, an indication that “RENT NOW” means “move in six months or more from now.” The website for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 1, 2012
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A SoNo East update and a creepy video

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The 324-unit SoNo East rental tower has topped out at 22 stories, six shy of its western condo cousin. The building, at 840 W Blackhawk St, appears to be on track for occupancy in the late spring of 2012. The SoNo East website has floor plans, more details on the amenities, and a creepy video.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 4, 2011
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SoNo East — a construction checkup bonus

Video: SoNo East, Chicago

We followed up our photo checkup of 1233 North Wells with a video checkup, so we might as well follow our SoNo photo with a video, too. Last Friday, Joe and I drove stopped near the corner of Dayton and Blackhawk streets on the Near North Side, where crews are already hard at work building ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 5, 2011
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Construction checkup: SoNo East

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A series of reinforced concrete columns mark the site of SoNo East, at the northwest corner of Blackhawk and Dayton streets on the Near North Side. SoNo‘s new sister will stand 22 stories high and will offer apartments, not condos. Completion is expected in spring 2012.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 2, 2011