Multifamily N Illinois
Inside the model unit at Pullman Artspace Lofts. Staging by Stephanie Slaughter of stef-ELS Designs, photo by James Harvey.

Artists move into new Pullman Artspace Lofts

The Pullman Artspace Lofts, an innovative live/work space designed for artists, welcomed its first residents at the start of 2020. The first new residential development in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood in about 50 years features the historic restoration of two apartment buildings which bookend a newly constructed residence.

CRE N Illinois
Laura Giampietro;The Goldie Initiative

The Goldie Initiative sets leadership for 2020

Effective January 1, The Goldie Initiative officially installed 18 directors to lead and serve the organization in 2020. The organization inaugurated Laura Giampietro, senior vice president of marketing at Newcastle Limited, as the new board president. Steve Madden, president and CEO of Libertyville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank, will continue to serve on the leadership team as immediate past president.

Industrial N Illinois
T5 Data Centers has purchased this 164,000-square-foot data center shell in the Elk Grove Technology Park.

Elk Grove Technology Park lands 15 MW data center

T5 Data Centers, a provider of mission-critical development, facilities management and construction services, announced the purchase of a 164,000-square-foot data center shell in Brennan Investment Group’s Elk Grove Technology Park in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The facility will provide 103,000 square feet of white space and 15.4 critical megawatts of power capacity.

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.