Tag: Apartments

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Planned Property selects t-shirt contest finalists

Planned Property selects t-shirt contest finalists

Planned Property Management, a YoChicago sponsor, gained the attention of the city's graphic arts community with its offer of $1,000, $750 and $50 [...]
Ground broken for 500 Lake Shore Drive apartment tower

Ground broken for 500 Lake Shore Drive apartment tower

Yesterday marked the official groundbreaking for 500 North Lake Shore Drive, a 45-story, 500-unit luxury rental tower expected to be ready for occ [...]
Oakwood offers a new luxury rental housing option in Chicago’s Loop

Oakwood offers a new luxury rental housing option in Chicago’s Loop

Renters looking for housing in the heart of Chicago’s Loop have an exciting new option at Oakwood 200 Squared, 210 N Wells St. Oakwood Worldwi [...]
Are landlords eliminating the rental service bedbugs?

Are landlords eliminating the rental service bedbugs?

I've recently spoken to landlords who have either cut back on their use of the apartment rental services that we call bedbugs, eliminated them ent [...]
Lakeview East apartments east of Broadway

Lakeview East apartments east of Broadway

Planned Property , one of our sponsors, has 3 buildings with renovated apartments east of Broadway on Melrose, in Lakeview East. The buildings are [...]
Is that 3-months free rent deal in Evanston for real?

Is that 3-months free rent deal in Evanston for real?

Or is it just a hustle to grab your attention? 415 Premier Apartments, formerly known as Skyline at Evanston, sits on the north side of Howard [...]
The courtyards of Rogers Park

The courtyards of Rogers Park

Larry Shure, a preservation planner with the City of Chicago, has begun a fascinating project cataloging and categorizing the courtyard buildings [...]
Hyde Park’s Regents Park reported sold

Hyde Park’s Regents Park reported sold

Crain's is reporting that New Jersey-based Antheus Capital has agreed to buy Regents Park, a 1,031 unit two-tower apartment complex on the lakefro [...]
This Homestead Group leasing agent has a criminal record

This Homestead Group leasing agent has a criminal record

You never know who you're getting in the car with when you work with one of the apartment rental services that we call bedbugs. A number of the re [...]
Rent Smart, lie dumb

Rent Smart, lie dumb

We've written about Rent Smart Chicago several times – calling attention to its owner's criminal record and its claim to be “Chicago’s largest and [...]
Quote of the week – The whole world’s for sale

Quote of the week – The whole world’s for sale

Mark Stern, a senior vice president at Waterton Associates, was only half joking when he told Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily that “the whole wo [...]
Planned Property announces T-shirt design contest

Planned Property announces T-shirt design contest

"Have fun with it. Be original. Start designing." Follow those simple instructions and you may win the $1,000 first prize for creating the officia [...]
Up on the roof at Aqua – views that speak for themselves

Up on the roof at Aqua – views that speak for themselves

Join Todd Wendell, who was the project manager for the design team at Aqua, on the roof above the penthouse level, over 800 feet above Chicago, c [...]
The penthouse views from Astoria Tower

The penthouse views from Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower has converted from condos to rentals since I visited the rooftop terraces on the penthouse level to check out the 360-degree views o [...]
SoNo – some of Chicago’s most magnificent views

SoNo – some of Chicago’s most magnificent views

The views from an east-facing 23rd floor balcony at SoNo, 860 W Blackhawk, are some of the best to be had from any vantage point on the Near North [...]
A hard-hat tour of Mondial and the rooftop views

A hard-hat tour of Mondial and the rooftop views

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 [...]
Grand Plaza penthouses hit the rental market

Grand Plaza penthouses hit the rental market

Several of the penthouse units at Grand Plaza, 545 N Dearborn, in the River North neighborhood have just become available for rent. The buildi [...]
Stylish Lincoln Park studios with great rooftop views

Stylish Lincoln Park studios with great rooftop views

If you know Lincoln Park, you know that 1940 N Lincoln is a great location -- just down the block or around the corner from bars, restaurants, bou [...]
If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

If you're not, stay far, far away. The Craigslist ad you see pictured above does not, as Illinois law requires, disclose the name of the broke [...]
Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

Katie Bommarito, one of the founders of Chicago Rentals Direct, sent along the following note: I have a rental listing that I think would make a gr [...]
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