77 results for “Chicago Design Network”
CRE N Illinois

CRE Future Leaders: Christine Kolb

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Christine Kolb associate vice president, development at Focus. Kolb joined Focus in 2013. Her first project was to manage development and design of a 239-unit, class-A luxury apartment project in Glenview, Illinois. She also represents Focus as a member of the Chicago Metropolitan…

Industrial N Illinois

Industrial Insider: The rise of data centers

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

This month, the Industrial Insider will explore the rise of data centers. As the property type continues to experience double-digit growth and we expect that this type of development will continue to expand well into the next decade.

Office N Illinois

Smarter spaces: ESD’s new Chicago office is a living lab

| Matt Baker

Earlier this year, ESD moved into Chicago’s Willis Tower, a relocation conducted in part to attract and retain new talent to the 51-year-old engineering design firm. But walking through the space, it’s obvious that hiring young professionals isn’t the extent of the company’s future-proofing.

CRE N Illinois

Chicago CRE Future Leaders: Greg Gonzalez

| Matt Baker

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Greg Gonzalez, director of student housing at Berkadia. Gonzalez advises on investment sales transactions, mortgage banking and equity placement. His responsibilities include new business development, building client relationships, asset analysis and underwriting, strategic market…

CRE N Illinois

Five transformations shaping airports of the future

| Will Jenkinson

Many of our first and last impressions of a given place occur at the airport. We often experience the local foods, interact with workers and perceive how the regional community values design and technology. A positive experience can go a long way. Here are five transformations influencing the future of airports across the globe, ultimately …

CRE N Illinois

CRE Future Leaders: Sophie Bidek

| Matt Baker

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up Sophie Bidek, partner at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. Bidek specializes in the architectural design of mixed-use, adaptive-reuse and residential projects. Her portfolio of notable projects includes the 1.1-million-square-foot Harper Court redevelopment in Chicago’s Hyde Park neigh…

Multifamily N Illinois

Kiser Group hosts mid-market summit

Chicago-based brokerage Kiser Group last week hosted a Mid-Market Summit, drawing approximately 175 professionals to the City Winery in Chicago’s Fulton Market District. Attendees heard industry remarks and panel discussions from seasoned veterans as well as disruptors all working to enhance Chicago’s multifamily market.

Hospitality N Illinois

Catering to Millennials, new Moxy hotel opens in River North

DLR Group’s long-awaited Moxy Chicago Downtown recently opened. Situated on a prominent corner in Chicago’s gallery district, the 8-story, 156-room modern hotel is a joint venture between owner Friedman Properties and developer White Lodging, and offers guests a contemporary aesthetic amid state-of-the-art, tech-focused amenities.

Office N Illinois

Why branded workplaces inspire Millennials (and every other generation)

| Scott Delano

Office tenants today are thinking a lot about engagement—but not the diamond rings-and-champagne kind. Rather, companies are seeking ways to keep employees engaged and connected to their work, and for good reason. Engaged employees are 17 percent more productive and are absent 41 percent less than the unengaged, according to Gallup research…

Office N Illinois

Connect globally. Apply it locally

| Dan Smolensky

Meeting people through a global organization such as SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) is more than just having someone to call for lunch when visiting town. Though these friendships are certainly priceless, having a professional network around the world that you can draw on for best practices and market expertise is the true…

CRE N Illinois

The importance of being mentored: A conversation with Goldie Wolfe Miller

| Jason West

When she began her career more than 40 years ago, Goldie Wolfe Miller was one of few women working in commercial real estate in Chicago. Over the course of her career, she became the first female vice president of Arthur Rubloff & Company and later founded Goldie B. Wolfe & Company, which developed into the largest woman-owned commercial re…