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David Garside, executive vice president of title and escrow operations at Proper Title, receives the “Excellence in Action” award from Rob Wineman of Fidelity National Title Group, Inc.

Proper Title earns Excellence in Action Award

Commercial and residential title insurance firm Proper Title, LLC has been awarded the “Excellence in Action” award by Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. This is the fourth year in a row that the Palatine, Illinois-based company has received the award, which is given to title insurance agencies that exemplify outstanding performance in best practices, customer service and operations, among other criteria.

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Chicago is one of three “cities to watch” in 2018

Chicago is one of three “cities to watch” in 2018

New research from TH Real Estate predicts that the up-and-down stock market that we’ve seen of late shouldn’t scare off real estate investors. In fact, they portend a growing economy and that real estate market conditions will remain solid, especially in three markets: Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

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Richard Matricaria in his Chicago office.

Marcus & Millichap’s Richard Matricaria: Being a concierge service for his associates

What makes for a successful CRE career? Closing plenty of sales, of course. But what about making a difference in your industry? Richard Matricaria is doing just that. He is senior vice president and division manager in charge of overseeing the entire Midwest region while working out of the Chicago downtown office of Marcus & Millichap. As a division manager, he is responsible for making sure that Marcus & Millichap’s associates reach their goals and provide the best possible service to their clients.

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A rendering of the 140,000-square-foot commercial greenhouse now under construction in Chicago’s Pullman neighbrohood.

Urban agriculture firm Gotham Greens will double its footprint in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gotham Greens broke ground yesterday on the first phase of a 140,000-square-foot greenhouse facility in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The state-of-the-art indoor farm will be built on vacant land at the former Ryerson industrial site, which is being acquired from Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), the Pullman-based nonprofit developer.

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IREM Chicago Premier Awards and Casino Night

IREM Chicago Premier Awards and Casino Night

IREM Chicago’s Premier Awards and Casino Night was held at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel and drew more than 230 chapter members, industry partners and guests for an evening of food and beverage, casino games, camaraderie, and of course, recognition for the winners in six Premier Awards categories. IREM 2018 national president Donald Wilkerson, CPM® and 2016 IREM Chicago president Brian Lozell, CPM®, served as co-hosts.