CRE N Illinois
An estimated 250,000 people filled the Loop during the Women’s March 2017.

Women's march shines light on diversity in CRE

When hundreds of thousands of people pack into Chicago’s Grant Park on Saturday, January 18 as part of Women’s March 2020, the supporters will be stumping several progressive issues, including climate change, gun violence prevention and women’s health rights and access. Another vocal message, however, will be a call for more diversity in the hiring practices of CRE firms and the wider business community.

CRE N Illinois
On the Corner: Clark & Washington

On the Corner: Clark & Washington

The story begins in a basement at the corner of Clark and Washington. Even better, in the Torrens Vault of the Cook County Building. The vault is tantalizingly archaic and contains thousands of handwritten corner stories going all the way back to the beginning. Lines and lines which once passed as everyday penmanship now to us post-millennials resemble royal calligraphy.

Retail N Illinois
Hawthorn Mall welcomes Hi-Five Sports Zone to Vernon Hills

Hawthorn Mall welcomes Hi-Five Sports Zone to Vernon Hills

Hawthorn Mall, a super-regional shopping center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, has added Hi-Five Sports Zone, an indoor youth sports entertainment complex. The 8,000-square-foot Hi-Five Sports Zone, which recently opened at the center, is located near Macy’s on the second floor. In addition, nine additional lifestyle tenants have recently opened at Hawthorn Mall, a testament to the significant changes underway as the center continues its transformative redevelopment.

Office N Illinois
Nestor Eliadis;The Instant Group

Nestor Eliadis joins The Instant Group as Americas COO, CFO

Flexible workspace firm The Instant Group has hired Nestor Eliadis firm as Americas chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He will be based in the firm’s new Chicago office, working alongside Instant’s newly appointed CEO Americas, Joe Brady. Eliadis will lead operations and finance for The Instant Group in the Americas, a fast-growing region for the global firm.

CRE N Illinois
Moderator LaTonya Ellis from Ice Miller asks a question while panelists Brian McKiernan with CenterPoint Properties and Art Rendak with Inland Mortgage Capital listen.

Chicago: Major player, second city or a mix of both?

LaTonya Ellis asked the big question during this month’s 18th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference: Is Chicago, the Midwest’s biggest city, still a major player in the commercial real estate world? Or does the city instead live up to its nickname as a second city, a lesser cog in the world of investment and development?

CRE N Illinois
Kristensen Boxing Smoker set for Jan 25 at the Palmer House Hilton

Kristensen Boxing Smoker set for Jan 25 at the Palmer House Hilton

On Saturday January 25th, more than 300 commercial real estate professionals and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual Kristensen Boxing Smoker at the Palmer House Hilton, where boxers from the U.S. Naval Academy will take on Chicago Golden Gloves Champions in eight bouts. The event is sponsored by Related Midwest, LendLease, F.E. Moran, The Telos Group, Colliers International and Riverside Investment and Development.

CRE N Illinois

ATG joins American Title Reinsurance Alliance

Chicago-based Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) has become the tenth member of the American Title Reinsurance Alliance (ATRA). ATRA secures reinsurance coverage via eight A through A+ rated Lloyds of London syndicates led by the Beazley syndicate. ATRA was formed in January 2012 to provide a secure source of reinsurance for large transactions for regional title insurers. The ATRA arrangement gives ATG the ability to insure transactions up to $500 million with the backing of the top title reinsurance syndicates in London.

CRE N Illinois
The state of the Chicago market in 2020

The state of the Chicago market in 2020

Every year for the last 18 years, REjournals has hosted its annual kickoff conference, the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Forecast. It’s a massive event—the largest of its kind—but there’s always one must-see panel: The State of the Market.

Industrial N Illinois
Exeter acquires 193,000-SF Lombard industrial building

Exeter acquires 193,000-SF Lombard industrial building

Colliers International | Chicago arranged the acquisition of a 193,000-square-foot industrial building located at 100 Progress Road in Lombard, Illinois. Exeter Property Group was the buyer while the seller was a private investor. Colliers’ David Bercu represented both sides in the transaction. The purchase price was not disclosed.