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.

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 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.

Realty Executives Hosts Charitable Event

Westmont, IL - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realty Executives of Illinois, Executive Council hosted "BOO~ling For Wishes" on Wednesday October 24. There were over 70 Halloween costumed guests in attendance for Cosmic Bowling, raffles, and a live auction at the Brunswick Zone.

Real Estate Agent Survey Points to a Chicagoland Housing Recovery

Chicago, IL - August 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Chicago Agent magazine survey found that there are a few signs the market may be coming back. Some of the highlights include Agents are making a higher average annual salary of $95,000, just 15 percent less than pre-recession average income of about $111,000

Realty Executives Great Lakes Regional Appreciation & Awards Event

Westmont, IL - February 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realty Executive Great Lakes Region hosted their annual Appreciation & Awards Event. This year the event was held at the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge on February 9, 2012. The Lodge is centrally located in Hinsdale, IL for all regional Executives from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to attend. The evening started with networking and regional sponsors helped welcome all the nights’ award winners. On hand that evening was HWA (Home Warranty of America), Illinois Association of REALTORS®, Realty Executives Property Management Advantage, Law Offices of David Schopp and The Listing Widget. Everyone enjoyed some delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from La Belle Gourmet Catering.

Lee & Associates Closes on 146,798-Square-Foot Industrial Building

Torrance, CA - January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Illinois office of Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the country, has closed on the sale of a 146,798-square-foot industrial building located in St. Charles, Ill. The sale price is undisclosed.

Lee & Associates Completes Build-to-Suit Industrial Lease on Behalf of Bystronic, Inc.

Torrance, CA - February 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise, has completed a 10-year lease for a 48,300-square-foot build-to-suit industrial building located within the Fox River Business Center on Airport Road in Elgin. The value of the transaction is undisclosed.

Lee & Associates Completes Long-Term Office Lease on Behalf of Douglas Shaw & Associate

Torrance, CA - October 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise, has completed a long-term lease for a 30,646-square-foot office space located at 1717 Park St. in Naperville. The value of the lease is approximately $6.5 million


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!