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Top Amenity Building in the West Loop: Alta at K Station
01|08|2016

Top Amenity Building in the West Loop: Alta at K Station

If you’re big on amenities and make use of them often, Alta is the place for you. Alta’s 8th floor, Club K2, offers 32,000 square feet of amenity space! Alta has a HUGE outdoor pool deck stocked with lounging chairs and an outdoor gourmet kitchen with several grills. Limited private cabanas with their own TVs are available for residents. A large jacuzzi…

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Luxury Chicago Rental Deal of the Week: Chestnut Tower 2 Bedroom
01|06|2016

Luxury Chicago Rental Deal of the Week: Chestnut Tower 2 Bedroom

If you’re looking for a great luxury 2 bedroom rental in the Gold Coast, I have the best deal in town this week. Chestnut Tower! If you’re familiar with the Gold Coast then chances are likely you’ve heard of this building. The Gold Coast can be pretty expensive, especially if you’re looking for an updated…

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The rental showdown : Condos vs managed buildings
01|05|2016

The rental showdown : Condos vs managed buildings

Condos vs. Managed Buildings: Which one is better? Is it possible to have too many options? Some would argue no. With the enormous amount of new luxury rental (managed) buildings opening up in Chicago, others would argue yes! This is where the great dilemma arises…which route do you go in selecting a new home? Condo or managed…

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Investment Friendly Buildings in the South Loop with No Rental Cap
01|04|2016

Investment Friendly Buildings in the South Loop with No Rental Cap

There are over 50 condominium buildings within a .5 mile radius of the Roosevelt/Wabash El stop in the Chicago’s South Loop Neighborhood. The 24 buildings in the chart below are the ones that currently do not have a building rental cap. This is imperative when looking for properties to invest in. Remember when purchasing a condominium, you inherit…

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My 2015 pick for the Best Two-Bedroom Floor Plan In Streeterville Chicago
12|29|2015

My 2015 pick for the Best Two-Bedroom Floor Plan In Streeterville Chicago

This last weekend I had a chance to take a client to a few of my favorite buildings in the neighborhood. The best aspect about apartments in Streeterville are by far the views. My client was impressed by the first few places we saw, but I knew from the second we walked into the large…

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Chicago investing - Top 3 South Loop buildings to focus on in 2016
12|28|2015

Chicago investing - Top 3 South Loop buildings to focus on in 2016

  I have identified 6 key factors when it comes to choosing which buildings to focus in on when you are investing in your next luxury south loop condo: Proximity to major public transportation / Lake Michigan Building Rental Caps % of Owner Occupants Vs % of Renters Amount in Building Reserves Unit Features Average Gross…

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South Loop Dog Park Review - Fred Anderson Park
12|25|2015

South Loop Dog Park Review - Fred Anderson Park

  Fred Anderson Park is my favorite thing! I love it there, that’s where I go when I want to go on a walk but I don’t want to “walk”. The best thing about the park is that it’s gated and has two separate parks. One park is for all the small pups I personally…

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