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Office N Illinois

Passive house, massive scale

| Matt Baker

Building commercial properties with sustainability in mind has the capacity to drastically improve a city’s carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change. One of the strongest green building standards around is Passive House; marrying that with commercial construction can lead to epic results.

Multifamily N Illinois

Job growth and property taxes propel apartment demand

| Matt Baker

Corporate expansions and relocations, especially by tech firms, continue to support job growth in the Chicago metro, which in turn is driving up demand for multifamily housing. According to the latest Marcus & Millichap market report, residents are turning to apartments over condos in part because of high property taxes.

Office N Illinois

Construction begins on The Oxxford in Chicago's West Loop

The Missner Group has begun construction at the Oxxford, located at 1220 W. Van Buren Street in Chicago. The Missner Group plans to redevelop the current seven-story, 115,000-square-foot office, showroom and manufacturing building into a nine-story, 140,000-square-foot, Class A, loft office/commercial building to further support the growing…

Office N Illinois

Chicago missing out on HQ2 could be a mixed blessing

| Kathleen O'Hare

With speculation leaning toward three cities other than Chicago as finalists for a potentially split Amazon HQ2, it apparently is time for Chicago’s city and civic officials, along with a handful of real estate developers and development sites, to forge ahead with Plan B.

CRE N Illinois

Skender expands manufacturing team

Skender announced the appointment of two manufacturing industry veterans with a combined 65 years of experience. The two new hires, Dan Conley and Mike Mulrooney, P.E., are the latest additions to the Skender manufacturing leadership team. Skender’s advanced manufacturing facility in southwest Chicago produces modular components that Skende…

Office N Illinois

Ferrara Candy may move headquarters to Chicago's Old Post Office

Ferrara Candy, maker of Lemonheads, Nerds and other treats, reportedly intends to move its headquarters from Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois to the Old Post Office in Chicago’s West Loop. If a story that first appeared in the Chicago Tribune proves true, the confectioner would be the redeveloped building’s second confirmed tenant.

CRE N Illinois

Chicago City Council approves Tribune Media Plan for riverfront development

| Matt Baker

The scheme by Tribune Media Company subsidiary Tribune Real Estate Holdings to transform their riverfront development at 777 W. Chicago Avenue has been approved by the Chicago City Council. The master plan, designed by Chicago-based architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), is the culmination of a multi-year process that included meetings wi…

CRE N Illinois

How SCB designs with the client in mind

| Matt Baker

Solomon Cordwell Buenz has long embraced a forward-looking approach to design. From its inception in the 1930s to today, SCB’s focus on innovation has helped the Chicago-based architecture firm stay relevant, even as styles change.

CRE N Illinois

CRE Future Leaders: Lucas Fryman

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Lucas Fryman, director at Interra Realty. Fryman left the third-party logistics industry—where he ranked within the top 10 percent of his firm in overall sales volume for four years running—to join Interra in 2016. With an in-depth understanding of Chicago sub-markets Fryman pride…

CRE N Illinois

Angela Spadoni joins Skender as director of residential architecture

Angela Spadoni, AIA, has joined Skender as director of residential architecture, where she will oversee multifamily design projects, including the design of housing modules produced in Skender’s new Chicago manufacturing facility. With more than 10 years of international and domestic experience, Spadoni brings to Skender an impressive backg…

CRE N Illinois

Can the Kinzie Industrial Corridor repeat Fulton Market's success?

| Matt Baker

In May, Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) initiated a process to review and enhance the Kinzie Planned Manufacturing District as part of Mayor Emanuel's initiative to maintain the area as an economic engine. On Tuesday, DPD officials unveiled their latest version of the plan, but some in the industry say it doesn’t go f…