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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chicago’s famed State Street. Photo: Adam Alexander Photography for Chicago Loop Alliance

State Street that great street? Chicago Loop Alliance and Site Design Group will release first plan for the retail corridor in over 30 years

Chicago Loop Alliance is producing a State Street Corridor Plan, to be released in fall 2020. Urban design and architecture firm Site Design Group, Ltd. was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to create the plan, which will include recommendations on character, aesthetics and infrastructure; public space; transportation and mobility; connectivity; retail and business mix and technology—all with an emphasis on community engagement.