October 16, 2017
7 Secrets for Adding a Finishing Touch to Your Staging

7 Secrets for Adding a Finishing Touch to Your Staging

Photo credit: Blinds.com By Katie Laird, guest contributor When staging a home for an open house, you can transform a space from an unimpressive, run-of-the-mill property to one with a “wow” factor. But without a little extra attention to detail, even the most professionally staged homes can leave something to be desired. Don’t let staging…
October 15, 2017
Sterling Bay’s Jessica Brown explains her passion for retail and what it took to get her ‘dream job’

Sterling Bay’s Jessica Brown explains her passion for retail and what it took to get her ‘dream job’

Jessica Brown's earliest memories of real estate start when she was just a kid. Instead of heading home after soccer games, Brown would throw on boots and a hard hat. She'd tag along with her father, John McLinden of Centrum and now Hubbard Street Group, who took her on tours of the projects he was…
October 11, 2017
O’Donnell Commercial sells Corporate Boulevard office complex in Aurora, IL

O’Donnell Commercial sells Corporate Boulevard office complex in Aurora, IL

O'Donnell Commercial Real Estate represented Sentinel Asset Management in the sale of their 38,750-square-foot office complex in Aurora, Illinois. 1000-1050 Corporate Boulevard, comprised of two single story office buildings was purchased by a private family partnership in August. Kevin O'Donnell and Meredith Klug of O'Donnell represented the seller while Bradford Dessy represented the private buyer.…
October 7, 2017
Sherwin Williams’ Pick for 2018’s Hottest Color

Sherwin Williams’ Pick for 2018’s Hottest Color

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A rich blue with jewel-toned greens is forecasted to be 2018’s hottest color of the year, according to Sherwin Williams, which unveiled its 2018 Color of the Year choice this week. Other paint companies will be announcing their paint choices over the next few weeks. Oceanside SW 6496 is a…
October 6, 2017

The Boulder Group arranges sale of DentalWorks property

The Boulder Group completed the sale of a 4,800-square-foot, single tenant, net leased DentalWorks property located at 4405 Fox Valley Center Drive in Aurora, Illinois for $2,112,375. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented the seller in the transaction.
October 3, 2017
Add Some Pumpkin Spice to Your Autumn Staging

Add Some Pumpkin Spice to Your Autumn Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It’s pumpkin season and that means pumpkin everything — lattes, muffins, cookies, cakes, and, yes, even home décor. Home stagers are adding a little “pumpkin spice” to their decor, from the welcoming fall scent to pumpkin accents that inspire a cozy, autumn feel. Plus, orange can serve as a…
October 2, 2017

Will Amazon dominate online grocery sales? Maybe not

It seems like a natural progression after Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods: Consumers will buy more of their groceries online. But at least one real estate expert says that online grocery sales had been on the rise before this big move, so it’s little surprise that grocers are doing whatever they can to capture as…
September 27, 2017

Friedman sells 175,000-square-foot retail center in Michigan

Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions recently sold Lincoln Park Plaza, a 175,609-square-foot retail center at 3574-3636 Fort Street in Lincoln Park, Michigan. The seller, Lincoln Park Plaza LLC, sold the retail center to Mike Zhang. Rich Deptula, National Director of Investment Advisory Services at Friedman, represented both the seller and the purchaser in this transaction.
September 25, 2017
Why You Should Stage a Cozy Fire Pit Area

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…