Joseph Graventi

May 1, 2017

Chase Bank to open retail branch in Streeterville apartment building

Chase Bank will open a retail branch at the new Sienna apartment community, Golub & Co. and Diversified Real Estate Capital announced Friday. The new branch will be located at 423 Ohio Street and occupy 3,600 square feet of space on the ground level. It is expected to open in 2017. Sienna opened to residents…
May 1, 2017

Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Vinyl can get a bad rap. Often it’s confused with linoleum and conjures up memories of outdated, cheap 1980s flooring rolled out in sheets. But lately, vinyl is showing itself as anything but “cheap” looking. It can be laid out in planks, tiles, and sheets and it’s getting some…
April 27, 2017

Staging Tips for Small Rooms

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency When selling a house, small rooms can lead to big problems. Staging can be the key to making a small room look functional and help entice buyers to put an offer on your property. Living Rooms – Proving your living room can fit a full size…
April 26, 2017

Starbucks Reserve Roastery takes over Mag Mile Crate & Barrel

Chicago will be the sixth city in the world to get a Starbucks Reserve Roastery, the company announced Wednesday. The 43,000-square-foot roastery will be built out in the Crate & Barrel on Michigan Avenue that will soon be closing. However, you’ll have to wait to get your coffee buzz in the four-story, “interactive,” roastery until 2019. The…
April 23, 2017

Most Popular Bathroom Trends for 2017

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Move over traditional styles. Contemporary and transitional-styled bathrooms are overtaking traditional in design preferences, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The member survey reveals some of the following bathroom trends this year: Most popular color schemes: Whites, off/whites,…
April 21, 2017

Catepillar moves global headquarters to Deerfield

Catepillar’s new global headquarters will be located in west suburban Deerfield, Illinois, the company announced Wednesday. The property is minutes away from the O’Hare International Airport and is located near major interstates and Metra. Catepillar signed a multi-year lease with Corporate 500 office park. The company expects about 100 employees to relocate this year with…
April 19, 2017

Revisit Your Listing’s Curb Appeal: Have You Done Enough?

By Caroline M. Carter, guest contributor You’ll want to leave potential buyers with a great impression of your listing’s exterior, that is if you want to motivate them to want to see more. But what do you do if the front entrance to a house looks dated, insubstantial and unwelcoming? Change it. Photo courtesy: Caroline…
April 16, 2017

Industrial professionals catch AIRE’s 2017 Virtual Market Tour

The Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers held its biggest annual event, the 2017 Virtual Market Tour, at The Cube at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois on Thursday. The theme at this year’s event was Catching AIRE—a play on the organizations name and extreme sports where daredevils catch air. The video displaying industrial properties around Chicago…
April 15, 2017

Smart Staging Solutions for the Owner Occupied House

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor As a home stager, I hear weekly this song from people getting ready to sell their occupied home: “My closets are stuffed, I hate my living room sofa, Grandma’s old dinette set looks shoddy, and those oak cabinets in the kitchen are not going to fly with the younger buying…