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Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District was once filled with cold storage meatpacking warehouses and sausage factories. Now, it’s firing up as a smoking hot area for real estate development. Construction cranes are popping up throughout this slice of the West Loop as new apartments, office buildings, hotels and new tech-based companies are lining up to[...]

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The coronavirus is finally in the rearview mirror and the post-pandemic reflection has begun. In the wake of this global nightmare, I learned a lot – elastic-band pants are underrated, it’s possible to form a lifelong friendship with your Instacart shopper and Schitt’s Creek is worth binge-watching at least twice.  And then there’s the biggest[...]

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A new development is on the horizon for a slice of West Loop’s Fulton River District. A brand-new luxury apartment building – at 1201 W. Fulton Market – will be the first residential development in this area in over 10 years. It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t wait to watch this project come[...]

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Old Town Park’s trio of luxury apartments is nearly complete! The grand finale – Old Town Park Tower Three – is set to be completed this spring. Located just north of downtown Chicago, at 228 W. Hill Street, the 447-foot tower is currently pre-leasing, with move-ins starting on June 17th.  Rendering of Tower Three at[...]

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Hey West Loop, get ready to welcome another beautiful new building to the neighborhood! Developers have the green light to move forward on a 27-story high-rise at 160 N. Elizabeth Street. I’m thrilled that the brand-new apartments are nestled in a gorgeous mixed-use tower. It’ll house 375 luxury units, multiple outdoor terraces, ground-floor retail, and[...]

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Chicago’s Lower West Side is going through quite the transformation and the newest feather in its cap is The Rosie – a brand new apartment complex in the Pilsen neighborhood.  Located about 2.5 miles southwest of downtown’s Loop, this new building is part of the FLATS collection of urban-hipster apartments. Pre-leasing on this beauty starts[...]

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I love a good makeover, and this one is ooooh-so-good. With an estimated price tag of around $40 million, this residential redevelopment in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District is more than just a minor facelift.  Located at 1927 W. Harrison, the 18-story apartment building was originally built in the 1960s. But it now holds 272 fully-renovated[...]

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Having lived in downtown Chicago for more than half my life, I can tell you that there are a bazillion reasons to make the move to the city. You’ve got the big-city energy, the urban parks and beaches and of course, the Kalbi tacos at Del Seoul in Lincoln Park. Don’t judge me...those tacos are[...]

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Chicago’s River North will soon be welcoming a new boutique apartment building to the neighborhood. The plans for the new apartments – at 61 W. Erie Street – have been through the wringer and I’m totally loving the direction the developers have settled on.  Rendering of the new boutique apartment complex coming to 61 W.[...]

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Could a new mega-development be headed to downtown Chicago’s south side? The answer is: maybe. Developers of the project – called ONE Central Chicago – pitched a revised proposal to Chicago’s third ward community in January 2021.  Plans have been noodled for the sprawling 32-acre development since 2019, and this latest set of changes include[...]

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