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September 29, 2017

Why You Should Stage a Cozy Fire Pit Area

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Fire features, like outdoor fire pits and fire tables, are in demand. The National Association of Landscape Professionals calls it one of the hottest landscape trends for the fall, based on a recent survey of 5,000 of its member landscapers. These hot-spots can be a great way to show…
September 28, 2017

Gendell: Don’t develop in neighborhoods if you don’t care about the people

Wrapping up the two-day ICSC Chicago Deal Making event was the P3 Retail Luncheon featuring a panel discussion with Peter Bozak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pine Tree, Scott Gendell, Founder of Terraco, Inc., and Kristina Kovarik, Mayor of the Village of Gurnee.
September 23, 2017

NAI Hiffman completes two office leases in Westmont, IL

NAI Hiffman completed two office leases at 750 and 770 Pasquinelli Drive in Westmont, Illinois.
September 20, 2017

What to Do if Your Home Doesn’t Sell

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Has your property been on the market for months with little buyer interest? With a competitive fall market ahead, it may help to reassess the condition of your home, make necessary updates, then re-list a new and improved staged property to generate new buzz and…
September 18, 2017

Brennan Investment acquires 20-property industrial portfolio from Barnett Capital

Brennan Investment acquired a 20-property, 2-million-square-foot portfolio from Barnett Capital for $84 million.
September 13, 2017

Transwestern hires James Brannan for project management and development services

Transwestern announced that James Brannan has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a vice president in the project management and development group.
September 12, 2017

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Effect: Home Staging Tips to Spark Love at First Sight

By Phil Karp, guest contributor Photo provided by Phil Karp It’s no secret that a properly staged home can sell faster than an empty one. But how far do you need to go to inspire the “chocolate chip cookie effect,” where a buyer walks in the front door and immediately feels right at home? Sellers…
September 8, 2017

Marcus & Millichap expands workforce and downtown office space

Marcus & Millichap is expanding its infrastructure and staffing in Chicago to accelerate its market share in the region, according to an announcement from the company.
September 8, 2017

7 Surprising Household Items You Can Use for DIY

By Jeffrey Ill, guest contributor The “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott have teamed up with Esurance to create “DIY Ditties,” a series of humorous videos that offer tricks to fixing common household items. Whether it’s a clogged shower drain, crayon-graffiti walls, or rusted chrome on your beloved ride, keeping up with maintenance can seem…