Posts tagged "Coldwell Banker"

The Magnificent Hancock Center and Bruce Graham - and the White Sox' Paul Konerko!

I recently took on a listing at the Hancock Center, and since I enjoy learning about the buildings I work with I wanted to share some interesting history on the building and the famous architect who designed it, Bruce Graham! Graham became famous as the leader of Chicago’s biggest architectural firm, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill,... Read more »

Strolling Multi-Faceted Michigan Avenue and Remembering a Friend

I think the best way to see Chicago is to walk whenever and wherever you can!  I walked from Roosevelt Road to Oak Street just this morning along Michigan Avenue, and I was struck with some amazing insights.  The Blackstone Hotel, the stately Chicago Hilton and the amazing Auditorium Theater were early standouts as I... Read more »

No Smoke on the Horizon(!) and Early Summer Festivals!

I attended a national Association of Realtors (NAR) meeting where I serve on the Governmental Affairs Committee.  One of the key points of discussion is the growing movement in Condo Associations to consider adopting bylaws that will ban smoking in the entire building.  One building in the Gold Coast has already passed such a restriction.... Read more »
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Chicago Real Estate Still Alive and Some Worthy Causes

Despite all of the recent reports on home prices falling, there is still hope for Chicago Real Estate!  In fact, there is some good momentum down in the ‘grass roots’ of the industry, namely the brokers and agents who continue to keep the faith and work hard for their clients.  I have been fortunate, and... 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 »

Children's Hospital Notes and Holiday Events

The employees of Coldwell Banker had the wonderful new Apple Store on North Avenue and Clybourn to themselves for a holiday reception recently.  It was a great chance to see one of the most talked about store openings in town up close and personal.  The whole neighborhood will profit from having such a classy building... Read more »
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November Charity Events and Real Estate News

I was reflecting recently on the wonderful generosity and support that people are showing for good causes.  A ‘heartfelt’ campaign is under way for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Hospital.  Around 200 acrylic Hearts will be decorated between now and February and then they will be placed at prominent intersections and important public spaces... Read more »

Real Estate Notes and November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!

The Chicago real estate market is continuing its slow rise up from the slowdown of 2008.  I have seen more buyers coming out to look at my listings, most recently a stunning condo in the Elysian.  I had an Open House two days ago and it was well attended.  Here is a link to a... Read more »

Goodbye to the Summer of 2010 - Long Live the Fall Market!

              Summer is ending with some memorable moments! Being a fan of the Chicago Skyline, I was thrilled to see a dance performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art where the pieces were designed to express the Skyline.  There was a special discussion between the architect Dirk Denison and... Read more »
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