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Lower office vacancy rates? You’ll find them closer to public transit stations
What helps lower the vacancy rate of an office building? Top-flight amenities help. So does a location in a walkable neighborhood. And equally important? How close an office property is to a train station or el stop.



Navigating the changing tides: Insights into the downtown Chicago office market
Spanning 15 stories and approximately 87,873 square feet, 609 Randolph epitomizes the need for adaptability in contemporary downtown Chicago office development. This innovative boutique building situated in the vibrant West Loop neighborhood seamlessly blends historical charm with modern functionality.



Crystal Lake is the clear leader for real estate business development
The City of Crystal Lake continues to grow, leading to strong retail, office and industrial real estate markets with outstanding, ongoing opportunities for growth.


Entre Commercial Realty closes sale of 2.76-acre site in Arlington Heights
Entre Commercial Realty completed the sale of a 2.76-acre site for future redevelopment in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Kiser Group closes three multifamily sales in Chicago
Kiser Group closed three landmark multifamily real estate transactions by brokers John George and Joe Bianchi.

Mosaic Construction wraps renovations at Evanston’s FEW Distillery
 Mosaic Construction LLC completed renovations at FEW Distillery, a craft distillery with global distribution based at 918 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, Illinois, also known as the birthplace of Prohibition. 

Associate at Stotan Industrial to execute new development opportunities in Chicago market
Blake Waeghe, in his new role as associate at Chicago's Stotan Industrial, will assist company founder and president Jim McGill in sourcing and executing new development opportunities for Stotan in the Chicago market.

The Apartment Source owner wins 2023 Chicago Association of REALTORS top-producer award
The Apartment Source (“TAS”) announced that Tyson Schutz, owner and managing broker of the company, has been awarded the 2023 Chicago Association of REALTORS Platinum Rental Top Producer award.

Leopardo Construction wraps work on 9,500-square-foot office refresh in Chicago
Leopardo Construction recently completed work on a 9,500-square-foot interior office refresh in Chicago for a privately-owned investment firm.

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