Archive for April 2011

Loyalty, Royalty, and Chicago's Own Gala Events

Loyalty manifests itself in many ways.  One kind is Loyalty to a good cause, being steadfast in supporting it and honoring those who might have triggered you to become involved. I am proud of several friends who were moved to become involved and stay loyal to two different causes.  I admire the important roles they... Read more »

A Broker's Story - He Stole Millions but Returned the Garage Door Clickers!

I once had a listing in an exclusive Chicago Hotel/Condo building.  My client decided to rent his unit out for a year, so I helped him find a very charming tenant, a credit worthy, ‘Big Money’ guy who sailed through the vetting process and moved right in.     Towards the end of the year... Read more »

From the 1933 World's Fair "Homes of Tomorrow" to Millennium Park!

You wouldn’t believe it based on this weekend, but last weekend was a great one for hiking outdoors!  I chose to head to Indiana Dunes, which is not far from my favorite area along the Lake for looking at vacation homes, namely Union Pier.  I see so many Chicago people I know walking along the... Read more »
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The Birth of West River North and the Legacy of Montgomery Ward

I recently had some successful business with units in the Montgomery Building at 500 W. Superior, former HQ of Montgomery Ward’s, which is part of the former Wards complex.  Being back there brought me back to the early 90′s and some early successes in my real estate career. The Wards complex first arose in 1907... Read more »

Real Estate and Baseball Bloom in the Spring!

Wow what a week it’s been!  I usually keep it light but there’s no shame in sharing that sometimes selling Real Estate can be disappointing.  I put my heart and soul into my work, and I was passionate about a recent land deal that ultimately failed to come together.  It was a large, unique parcel... Read more »