Downtown Chicago Rent Prices Are Rising

Peoples Home Equity, a lender with much activity centered in the Midwest was intrigued by a May 11th article by titled “How high can downtown apartment rents go?”

Groupon Director of Editorial Content Joins Agent Publishing as Editor-in-Chief / Vice President of...

Agent Publishing, the country’s dominant hyper-local B2B real estate media company, has announced John Thomas, 50, has joined the firm as editor-in-chief and vice president of content strategy.

RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Residential Market Moved at...

Luxury homes sold at a faster pace during the first quarter of 2015, January through March, than they did a year earlier in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market. Transaction activity was 16 percent higher for the period, with luxury home sales totaling 378 units. Luxury properties sold during the quarter were also finding buyers more quickly, requiring an average of just 144 days, compared to 158 days during the same period last year, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate

Lee & Associates completes a 211,500 SF industrial lease renewal and expansion on behalf...

Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise, has completed a 211,500-square-foot industrial space lease renewal and expansion located at 6750 Daniel Burnham Dr. in Portage, Ind.

The Boulder Group Arranges Net Leased Walgreens Transaction for $10.7 Million in the Chicago...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a new construction single tenant triple net leased Walgreens property located at the southwest corner of 95th Street and Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn, Illinois for $10,700,000.

146 Commercial Real Estate Pros Earn the Prestigious CCIM Designation in Chicago

CCIM’s newest 146 designees were honored by the CCIM Institute and their local chapter members during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on March 24 during the CCIM Institute Midyear Meetings at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. The new CCIMs hail from diverse states and countries and have varying degrees of experience in commercial real estate


Paul Martis from Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT recently finalized the lease of Suite 25 at 2605 W. 22nd Street in Oak Brook to CardConnect International, a merchant services company.

Westwood Financial Corp. Announces Joe Caputo & Sons Opens at Sanders Court

Westwood Financial Corp. (WFC), one of the largest privately held owner-operators of retail properties in the United States and headquartered in Los Angeles, has announced that Joe Caputo & Sons, a family-owned and operated fresh-market grocer, has opened as the new anchor, occupying 66,395 square feet, at WFC’s Sanders Court center in Northbrook, Ill.

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Hires C.J. Loos As New Associate

CHICAGO - March 25, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, announced that C.J. Loos has joined the firm as a new associate in the Chicago office. Ms. Loos’ background includes a variety of legal projects, with emphasis on corporate and real estate law

Lee & Associates of Illinois Negotiates 10-Year Industrial Lease in Bloomingdale

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. - February 26, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in the country, has negotiated a 10-year, $5 million lease for a 110,063-square-foot industrial property located at 171 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale, Ill.

Lee & Associates Illinois Hires Terry Grapenthin As Principal

CHICAGO - February 20, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in the country, has announced that Terry Grapenthin, a 13 year veteran who specializes in industrial brokerage, has joined the firm’s Illinois office as a principal

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Hires Susan Kim As Of Counsel

CHICAGO - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, announced that Susan Kim has joined the firm as an of counsel member in the Chicago office. Ms. Kim has a diverse law background, which includes experience in both the public and private sectors

Lee & Associates Illinois Promotes Rick Scardino to Principal

CHICAGO - January 29, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rick Scardino, a 26 year veteran who founded the Retail Division of Lee & Associates’ Illinois office in 2010, has been promoted to principal, the firm has announced.

Lee & Associates Names James Planey Recipient of Leaders of Lee Award

CHICAGO - December 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In recognition of 39 years of excellence in real estate, James Planey, SIOR, principal at Lee & Associates Illinois, was the one of the recipients of the 2013 Leaders of Lee award at the Lee broker’s summit, which was held recently in Las Vegas. The award was created to give recognition to those who have made exceptional contributions to the firm and the industry, as a whole

Lee & Associates Negotiates $9.16 Million Gold’s Gym-Gurnee Facility Sale in Illinois

GURNEE, Ill. - December 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms in the country, has negotiated a $9.16 million sale involving a former Gold’s Gym facility.


Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.


Make Your Garage Door Quieter

How to Make Your Garage Door Quieter

Did you know that the structural noise from a garage can be anywhere from 5 decibels to 20 decibels above the background noise levels? And if you are wondering how much change would a 20-decibel increase make, then consider this – with a rise of 20 decibels, the sound energy increases by a factor of 100!