CRE N Illinois
State of the market from the Chicago Real Estate Forecast

State of the market from the Chicago Real Estate Forecast

For the past decade and a half, the Chicago State of the Market panel has been a cornerstone of REjournals’ annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast conference. The 2018 event was no different, with a faculty comprised of some of Chicago’s leading commercial real estate firms engaged in an in-depth look at the marketplace, including the trends that took hold in 2017 and the headlines likely to be made in 2018.

CRE N Illinois
Chicago Chapter of SIOR names 2017 scholarship winners

Chicago Chapter of SIOR names 2017 scholarship winners

The Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the SIOR Foundation has awarded five scholarships totaling $15,000. The Chicago Chapter of SIOR 2017 Scholarship Committee included Sean Henrick, SIOR of Cushman & Wakefield and Schain Banks Kenny & Schwartz’s Jim Hochman.

Student Housing N Illinois
SCB breaks ground on academic/residential complex at UIC

SCB breaks ground on academic/residential complex at UIC

Work is underway on a $100 million, Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed living/learning facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Slated for a July 2019 opening, the two-story academic classroom building and 10-story undergraduate residence hall will be constructed as part of a public-private partnership between UIC and American Campus Communities, an Austin, TX-based student housing developer.

CRE N Illinois
Christine Battist appointed CFO of Avison Young

Christine Battist appointed CFO of Avison Young

Christine Battist has joined Avison Young as a principal and Chief Financial Officer. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, she will lead the company’s finance and accounting organization, serve on the corporate leadership team and participate in the development and execution of the company’s long-term growth strategy and profit goals.

Retail N Illinois
Starbucks will install a flagship Reserve Roastery on Chicago’s Mag Mile

Starbucks will install a flagship Reserve Roastery on Chicago’s Mag Mile

Starbucks plans to open a Reserve Roastery in Chicago next year, the third in the nation after Seattle’s, which opened in 2014 and one in New York which will open later this year. The location, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Erie Street, is currently the marquee retail location for Crate and Barrel, which plans to move out on January 24 following news that they plan to lease office and production space in The Fields in Logan Square.

CRE N Illinois
The Laramar Group adds Stacy Valentine as SVP

The Laramar Group adds Stacy Valentine as SVP

The Laramar Group, a national owner and manager of multifamily and commercial properties, is proud to announce and welcome Stacy Valentine as the company’s new senior vice president — operations. Valentine will be leading the operations team for all urban neighborhood platforms and will oversee all national urban platform marketing efforts.