November 18, 2017

Sterling Bay snags Developer of the Year award in NAIOP’s 2017 Awards for Excellence

More than 900 guests attended NAIOP’s 2017 Chicago Awards for Excellence event and dinner at Navy Pier on Thursday evening. Attendees cast their votes throughout the evening and named Sterling Bay as the Developer of the Year.
November 14, 2017

View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

By Brian Balduf, VHT Studios Appealing to home buyers is all about making that emotional connection. Smart marketers know emotions trump other factors, especially when you hear buyers say the listing “just feels right.” They may be searching for a new house, but they’re envisioning their next home. Buyers’ emotional experience while home shopping is…
November 13, 2017

Urban Land Institute 2018 Forecast recap: Assumptions can be more dangerous than the unknown

The commercial real estate market has been cruising at a high altitude, and everyone on board is wondering when, and how, the plane will land, said Andy Warren, director of real estate research at PwC. Warren took to the stage to examine the national and Chicago market at Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Forecast event at…
November 9, 2017

Use Plants to Showcase a Healthier Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine You can clean the air with plants. And in an age when “healthy home” is what so many buyers are saying they crave, you may find this a cheaper alternative to improving the air quality in a home by just being smarter about the plants you choose to stage…
November 7, 2017

Hurvitz: New industrial spec space won’t get snapped up, market absorption will take time

The industrial market in Chicago continues to deliver a large amount of spec development, and it's clear from Colliers International's third quarter report that the product isn't getting absorbed as quickly as it has in the past.
November 5, 2017

Styled, Staged & Sold Earns Some Props

Thank you to our loyal readers and top-industry contributors for helping to make Styled, Staged & Sold the top ranked “home staging blog on the planet!” Feedspot, a news RSS reader, ranked Styled, Staged & Sold number-one out of 100 staging blogs.   Feedspot used the following criteria to rank the blogs: Google reputation and…
November 2, 2017

NAI Hiffman secures four new suburban leases at Naperville Woods Office Center

NAI Hiffman recently secured four new tenants at Naperville Woods Office Center located at 1000 and 1100 E. Warrenville Rd. in Naperville, Illinois.
October 28, 2017

Walgreens to close 600 stores, mostly Rite Aid locations

Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance – the parent company of Walgreens drug stores – will close 600 of its drugstores across the country as part of its purchase of rival drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp.
October 28, 2017

4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

By Jessica Santina, guest contributor from As little ghosts and ghouls appear on every corner, how about settling in for a few scary stories of home staging horrors? The following tales of botched staging jobs, homeowners from hell, and nightmarish décor will likely give you some real-life shivers. The Scary Screamer Lori Matzke, owner…