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Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Receives Two Awards from AIA Illinois, including Top Design Prize for Randolph Tower

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Receives Two Awards from AIA Illinois, including Top Design Prize for Randolph Tower

The American Institute of Architects Illinois has awarded top prizes at the 2013 Honor Awards to Randolph Tower and the Hairpin Lofts and Hairpin Arts Center, both projects of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture.…

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Rosemont Village Embarks on New Redevelopment Project

Rosemont Village Embarks on New Redevelopment Project

Rosemont Village is planning another redevelopment project for this summer, which will add to the existing 5,562 hotel rooms.…

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Cole Real Estate Investments Acquires Hillshire Brands Company Headquarters for $97.5M

Cole Real Estate Investments Acquires Hillshire Brands Company Headquarters for $97.5M

Cole Real Estate Investments has recently announced the acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company headquarters on behalf of Cole Corporate Income Trust Inc. for $97.5 million.…

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Regency Centers Corporation Breaks Ground on $50M First Phase of Shops on Main

Regency Centers Corporation Breaks Ground on $50M First Phase of Shops on Main

Regency Centers Corporation has broken ground on the first phase of Shops on Main, a 147,851-square-foot community shopping center in Schererville, Ind.…

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New $251M State-of-the-Art Malcolm X College Campus Plans Revealed

New $251M State-of-the-Art Malcolm X College Campus Plans Revealed

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman recently announced plans for the new Malcolm X College campus, a major investment in Chicago’s west side. The state-of-the-art learning facility aims to provide Chicago’s students access to the tools which will enable them to succeed in the fast-growing…

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KBS REIT II and Hines Announce LEED Platinum Certification of 300 North LaSalle Office Tower

KBS REIT II and Hines Announce LEED Platinum Certification of 300 North LaSalle Office Tower

KBS REIT II along with Hines recently announced that 300 North LaSalle in Chicago has been awarded Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings category. The tower had previously received Gold certification under the LEED for Core & Shell Rating System.…

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NY Developer Plans Boutique Gay-Friendly Hotel in Boystown

NY Developer Plans Boutique Gay-Friendly Hotel in Boystown

New York-based Parkview Developers LLC plans to open a gay-friendly hotel in the heart of Boystown. The approximately 112-room hotel would be located on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street and would be called Out Chicago, according to Ian Reisner, managing partner of the development firm.…

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Loews Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on 400-room Hotel

Loews Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on 400-room Hotel

Loews Hotels & Resorts recently held a groundbreaking ceremony on the site where the company will open the Loews Chicago Hotel in 2015. Company officials, including Chairman Jonathan M. Tisch and President and CEO Paul Whetsell, were joined by Donald R. Wilson, Jr., founder and CEO of DRW Trading Group…

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BEMT Invests in 24-Story Mixed-Use Luxury Rental Community

BEMT Invests in 24-Story Mixed-Use Luxury Rental Community

Bluerock Enhanced Multifamily Trust has recently announced its investment in MDA City Apartments, a mixed-use luxury rental community in downtown Chicago. The New York-based non-traded real estate investment trust has partnered with Village Green, the owner of the 24-story building. Village Green is an owner / operator with a portfolio…

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Duke Realty Corporation Expands Portfolio in Chicago with Purchase of 288,000 SF Industrial Building

Duke Realty Corporation Expands Portfolio in Chicago with Purchase of 288,000 SF Industrial Building

Duke Realty Corporation recently announced the acquisition of 335 W. Crossroads, a 288,000-square-foot industrial building in the I-55 submarket, which is Chicago’s second largest industrial market. The real estate investment trust, which specializes in the ownership, management and development of bulk industrial facilities, also announced it has leased 190,080 square…

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ST Residential LLC Puts 326-unit Lex up for Sale

ST Residential LLC Puts 326-unit Lex up for Sale

Chicago-based ST Residential LLC has hired brokers Holliday Fenoglio Fowler and Eastdil Secured to manage the sale of a 13-property portfolio, with an estimated value of close to $1 billion.…

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Construction Begins on 45-Story West Loop Office Tower

Construction Begins on 45-Story West Loop Office Tower

Chicago’s largest commercial real estate project in five years kicked off on January 15 in a $400 million joint venture between Canada-based Ivanhoé Cambridge—the real estate arm of Quebec pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, developer Hines of Houston and local business leader Larry Levy.…

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