167 results for “cook county”
CRE N Illinois

On the Corner: Clark & Washington

| Peter Holstein

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-millenni…

CRE N Illinois

Chicago: Major player, second city or a mix of both?

| Dan Rafter

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?

Industrial N Illinois

The Cook County conundrum

| Matt Baker

A paradox of the local industrial market is that taxes and politics have made investors leery about acquiring assets in Cook County. At the same time, however, users absolutely need to be there because there’s no greater concentration in the Midwest of both consumers and good labor.

CRE N Illinois

Chicago: Coarse and strong and cunning

| Matt Baker

In Carl Sandburg’s lauded poem of his hometown, he describes a city that—beneath a veneer of sweat and soot and vulgarity—thrums with vitality and swagger, too ambitious to be wary of any roadblocks ahead. A century after Chicago’s publication, does this poem still depict its eponymous source?

Legal N Illinois

Crane & Norcross expands real estate tax team

Crane and Norcross, LLC, a Chicago-based real estate tax law firms, has appointed veteran attorney James P. Boyle to serve as the firm’s managing partner. The firm has also hired prominent real estate tax attorney Thomas J. Boyle as a partner, bringing over 50 years of collective experience and the brothers’ industry-leading capabilities to…

Industrial N Illinois

Activity and demand hold steady at O’Hare

| Matt Baker

Through the third quarter of 2019, robust demand has continued to drive activity in Chicago’s overall industrial market. In the O’Hare area, the need for logistical, flex, as well as manufacturing space is keeping the submarket active.

Office N Illinois

Some Chicago suburbs shedding office tenants

| Matt Baker

The overall suburban Chicago office market comprises nearly 110 million square feet of inventory. But as the suburbs lost more than a million square feet of absorption year-to-date, which areas and property types should investors focus on?