Interra Realty brokers off-market sale of apartment building in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood April 7, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Interra Realty has brokered the off-market sale of 1478-80 W. Byron Street, a 16-unit apartment building in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The deal closed for $4.05 million, or $253,125 per unit. Joe Smazal, senior managing partner at Interra, represented both the private seller and the buyer, a long-term-hold owner who has an established portfolio in the submarket and purchased the Byron Street property as part of a 1031 exchange. The transaction underscores Interra Realty has sold more multifamily properties in Lakeview priced over $1 million than any other firm in the past three years, according to CoStar data. “The buyer was attracted to Lakeview and this asset in particular because they already have a large presence in the neighborhood and believe in its long-term stability and growth,” said Smazal. “This property is not only in a prime location, but it also has been well-maintained, with significant updates to the building systems and envelope over the years. The seller turned to Interra for this sale because they knew our team has strong relationships with the likely buyer pool and could effectively market the asset through an efficient and discrete process.” Built in 1925, 1478-80 W. Byron includes all one-bedroom units. The property is located near the Southport Corridor, one of Chicago’s most popular retail destinations, with a mix of national brands and local boutiques. The area also features popular restaurants, gyms and salons, among other amenities. The property is served by multiple CTA bus routes, as well as the Brown, Red and Purple lines. Additionally, it is a little less than a mile from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.