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Construction begins on Chicago Board of Trade Building’s rooftop deck

July 13, 2015 GlenStar Properties, owners of the iconic Chicago Board of Trade Building, has started construction on a new, rooftop terrace on the 23rd floor. Read more...

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Leopardo Companies, Inc. announces new senior project manager: Thomas Antoine

May 01, 2015 Read more...

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Urban Land Institute Chicago’s Vision Awards finalists announced

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“Lifescape: A Video Portrait of Marshall Bennett” Art Installation Debut at Roosevelt University

May 02, 2014 Read more...

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Affordable Care Act effects major changes

March 21, 2014 In this guest column, Donna Jarmusz, senior vice president of Alter+Care, addresses the Affordable Care Act’s impact on real estate and healthcare operations. Read more...

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Associated Bank’s Holling: CRE capital funding to increase overall in 2014

March 14, 2014 As we look back on 2013, it was another year of fits and starts for the economy and, by extension, for the Midwest commercial real estate sector. The broader economic recovery continued its slow and uneven pace, inhibiting any prospect for a dramatic CRE rebound. However, while slow, the pace of economic recovery has been significant enough to generate increased interest and activity in key areas of the commercial real estate sector. Read more...

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How the ‘ACA’ is affecting health care real estate strategy

February 14, 2014 Many health care service providers have spent the past few years attempting to understand and anticipate the vast changes resulting from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) given the size and complexity of the law. Read more...

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Riding the wave: Legal issues in the apartment development boom

January 03, 2014 The boom in multifamily rental development rolled on unabated throughout 2013, and looks to continue into 2014 and beyond. The growth of this sector has resulted from a perfect storm of economic and demographic factors: continued high unemployment and tight mortgage policies have made home ownership inaccessible for many, while a growing number of baby boom retirees and echo boom young adults find the flexibility of renting to be an affirmative advantage. Read more...

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Unmined gold – investment opportunities created by FDIC bank closures

January 02, 2014 Both the economy generally, and the real estate market specifically, were extremely hard hit from 2008 through 2012. Further, while experiencing some resurgence, neither is showing signs of becoming robust. As a result, banks that focused on the real estate market were particularly hard hit, and many are still in the recovery process. To provide even more clarity to the issue, banks that focused on commercial real estate were the hardest hit. Read more...

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For tenants, TI allowance offers advantages over turnkey approach

October 11, 2013 A key part of any office lease negotiation is the terms of the space buildout: what features and materials will it include, how much will it cost, and who will manage and be responsible for delivering the space on time and on budget. Read more...

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