Multifamily N Illinois
Courtesy VHT Studios®

Three tips for using virtual staging to wow prospective tenants

When it comes to renting or leasing vacant apartments or condos, prospective tenants often encounter the same challenges facing those scoping out houses—it’s hard to visualize how they’d live and work in an empty space. Savvy property managers or commercial property owners leasing those apartments are deploying high tech tools to help prospective tenants imagine their lifestyle in their next space.

Multifamily N Illinois
Aaron Sklar;Kiser Group

Kiser Group elevates Aaron Sklar to senior director

Kiser Group has promoted Aaron Sklar, 31, from director to senior director. Sklar began his career in brokerage four years ago and has quickly risen up the ranks at Kiser Group. He has established himself as a multifamily market leader throughout the south side of Chicago including South Shore, Jackson Park and East Woodlawn.

Hospitality N Illinois
Skender wraps up 14-story Hyatt House Hotel, a Fulton Market development by Sterling Bay

Skender wraps up 14-story Hyatt House Hotel, a Fulton Market development by Sterling Bay

Skender, serving as base building and interior construction manager, has completed construction of Chicago’s first Hyatt House extended-stay hotel, located in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market District. Sterling Bay developed the 14-story, 167,000-square-foot hotel and Skender collaborated with project architect Eckenhoff Saunders Architects.   

CRE N Illinois
Dan McCaffery, CEO, McCaffery Interests.

Q&A: Dan McCaffery

Dan McCaffery has had a celebrated career in real estate spanning thirty years. He currently serves as CEO of McCaffery Interests, the firm he founded in 1990 that is behind a number of projects in Chicago and around the country.

Industrial N Illinois
Venture One fund snaps up 82,000-SF industrial portfolio

Venture One fund snaps up 82,000-SF industrial portfolio

Venture One Real Estate—through its acquisition fund, VK Industrial IV, LP, a partnership between Venture One and Kovitz Investment Group—has closed on the acquisition of a 82,242-square-foot, two-building industrial portfolio located at 1200 Karl Court and 1210 Karl Court in Wauconda, Illinois. Both properties were vacant at acquisition.