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Welcome to West Town, Gaiety at the Goodman, and My Prolific Clients!

West Town stretches from the Chicago River on the East to Kedzie Street on the West, and from Kinzie on the south to the soon-to-be-world-famous Bloomingdale Line on the north, (a grand, two mile long ’linear park’ is being built on the elevated embankment of an old railroad line).  It’s a large community area north and west... Read more »

Isn't It Grand? A Walk Along Chicago's Grand Avenue

On a beautiful Spring Day there is nothing like a stroll down Grand Avenue.  The streetscape has to be one of the most varied in the City as you start at Michigan Avenue at Nordstrom’s and start heading West.  The North Bridge shopping mall doesn’t get the same kind of international press as Water Tower... Read more »

Honoring a Pioneer and Events are 'Springing' Up All Around!

One of the ways I honor my profession is to show respect to Real Estate pioneers like Marshall Bennett.  He was celebrated Thursday night at the debut of an inspiring video and multi-media installation about his life, called “Lifescape: A Video Portrait of Marshall Bennett”.  The work was produced by his daughter and the debut... Read more »
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Does Living on Cleveland Avenue Make You Famous?

Does Living on Cleveland Avenue Make You Famous?
I have had several real estate projects along the beautiful streets of Lincoln Park, but recently I was thinking of one street in particular where a surprising number of creative, successful Chicagoans had all coincidentally chosen to live within a few blocks of each other!  The street is North Cleveland Avenue, running north/south in the... Read more »

Chicago Reigns on Broadway and Some Lovely Listings!

How exciting when the world is blessed by artistry and culture coming out of Chicago!  My friend Steve Traxler of Jam Theatricals got the ball rolling for “August:  Osage County” by bringing it to Broadway over six years ago, then staying on as one of the Producers of the current movie version (along with “only”... Read more »

Chicago Condo Owners See Red, Chicago Skyscrapers See Purple, and I Now Work for Warren Buffett!

A news item that was quietly placed in the inner pages of this morning’s Chicago Sun Times spoke loudly to the homeowners in the Riverbend Condominiums.  A Chicago judge ruled that the three new skyscrapers planned for Wolf Point, blocking the homeowners’ incoming morning sun and Lake views to the East, will be allowed to go... Read more »
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Would Michael Fit in Manhattan?

Real Estate catches the national attention from time to time, though we haven’t become quite as popular as all the Foodie shows on TV!  The sale of Michael Jordan’s home is capturing a lot of attention – first it was listed in early 2012 for $29 million, then reduced early this year to $21 million, and... Read more »

Will the Spirit of Harry Weese Take Sides in the Wolf Point Viewing War?

Chicago’s fascinating historic past has a way of making itself known even in 2013!  Historic Wolf Point, a north view is shown above, is located where the Chicago River comes in from the Lake and branches North and South at the Apparel Center.  It was home to Chicago’s first taverns, and now is the focus... Read more »

When Your Listing is Haunted!

Going on almost twenty years of bringing clients and homes together in ‘mortgaged matrimony’ I’ve seen much.  People have asked if I ever had a haunted Listing?  Well, I took on a Listing for a Chicago businessman and his lovely wife – looking back they seemed almost apologetic, but why?  I walked through their move-in ready,... Read more »
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Honoring Chicago's Architecture Through Print and Preservation!

The two best ‘chroniclers’ of architecture in the country, namely my friends William Zbaren and Robert Scharoff, have a new book coming out this Fall, stay tuned for more information as the date draws near! Robert’s writing and Bill’s photography have won acclaim for past projects on Detroit and St. Louis and Lucien Lagrange, this... Read more »