Tag: Joffrey Ballet

Recognizing Lincoln Park High and Keeping Busy for the Winter!

My buyer clients often ask about the local neighborhoods as I take them from home to home around Chicago, especially the local schools.  The Gold Coast and Lincoln Park neighborhoods are blessed to have both private schools as well as some of the best public schools in the State of Illinois.  I looked into Lincoln... Read more »

Worthy Charities and a Lincoln Yards Update!

Now that everyone’s Summer vacations are complete, Autumn brings on a wide range of charitable events to Chicago.  The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board is having a fundraiser at the Drake Hotel on September 26 where Ashley Wheater, the Artistic Director, will give an ‘insider’s view’ of the Joffrey’s “Anna Karenina”, a World Premiere ballet based... Read more »

Some West Loop History and Honoring Ashley Wheater!

There is so much excitement going on in the Chicago Real Estate market I hardly know where to begin, but it is hard to beat the West Loop for an amazing success story. I played a part, serving as lead broker in the early phase of the CA23 development, which was completed by the very... Read more »
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Spring Brings Real Estate Excitement and the Joffrey Ballet!

The Spring market has opened with lots of activity!  I have a new listing at 2335 N. Commonwealth, a classic building with elegant, roomy layouts in each unit, just go to http://www.melindajakovich.com to see it.  The building is just steps from the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lake.  You can see how spacious the units... Read more »

No More Deep Freeze - Bring on the Joffrey Spring Gala!

Before I go on to lighter topics, I wrote a year ago about Anti Gliboti, a good friend of my fiancé Lucien Lagrange for 30 years.  He is a true “freedom fighter” for Croatia – he was imprisoned by the Communists in 1972, yet survived to become a leading intellectual and writer in his country... Read more »

Beautiful Listings and a Special Joffrey Ballet Luncheon!

The Spring and Summer real estate markets in Chicago were very active.  In fact, I had two projects line up and close on the very same day!  One was an elegant 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home in the outstanding Lincoln Park 2550 building.  This building continues to rank as one of the top addresses in... 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 »

Hope, Real Estate, and Charity Events Spring Eternal!

Hope, Real Estate, and Charity Events Spring Eternal!
The Spring events season is coming on full force!  Friday the 13th was not a bad luck day at all for outgoing 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley!  She was the recipient of the Outstanding Community Leader award at the Lincoln Park Conservancy’s annual Glass House Gala, held at the beautiful Conservatory at Fullerton and Stockton. ... Read more »

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 »
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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 »