Archive for March 2011

Cherishing Chicago Icons and Strong Women

Chicago is lucky to have “living legends” walking among us, people we are lucky to be able to see, talk to, and honor right now.  I was struck by how fortunate we are when I recently attended an event at the beautiful Piccolo Sogno Restaurant honoring Victor Skrebneski, our very own yet also world-renowned photographer. ... Read more »

Athletes and Their Real Estate

It has been interesting to track the choices that Chicago’s famous athletes have made when it comes to Real Estate.  Sometimes they pick places that are close to their training facilities like the Berto Center in Deerfield for the Bulls or Halas Hall in Lake Forest for the Bears, sometimes they pick places that are... Read more »

Major Real Estate Events Honoring Benjamin Marshall and Commercial Real Estate Projects

Commercial real estate took a front seat in Chicago over the last few days.  On Thursday the 10th there was an elegant awards ceremony for the 23rd Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards.  The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and benefitted the Greater Chicago Food Depository.       Among the many... Read more »
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Real Eastate Update, The Garden Show, and Chicago's Own Union League Club

Well, with better weather we are hoping the Real Estate market will also start to ‘heat up’!  On a National level, new home sales jumped 17.5% in December to the highest level in 8 months.  Also, from a Remax of Northern Illinois report, while still running below 2009 levels, December 2010 home sales in the... Read more »