October 29, 2017
It costs how much to park there? Parking rates ranked in the biggest Midwest cities

It costs how much to park there? Parking rates ranked in the biggest Midwest cities

Whether you are in the parking business or operate a business that depends on parking, market-based parking rates and their trends help you make critical decisions that impact your revenue and expenses, either directly in the case of parking owners and operators, or indirectly in the case of businesses that depend on parking. With Parking…
October 28, 2017
4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

By Jessica Santina, guest contributor from MoneyGeek.com 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…
October 25, 2017
Digital Realty acquires Chicago data center sells for $315M

Digital Realty acquires Chicago data center sells for $315M

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has reached an agreement to sell its data center in Northlake for $315 million to Digital Realty, according to a company statement. That’s the highest price ever paid for a Chicago-area data center, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. The data center, located at 505 N. Railroad Ave., had a net…
October 24, 2017
How to Choose the Right Stain for Hardwood Floors

How to Choose the Right Stain for Hardwood Floors

By Glenn Griffin, guest contributor One of the most commonly asked questions people have when restoring their hardwood floors is: “Should I stain my floor?” That question is closely followed by: “What color stain should I choose?” Photo by Delaware Valley Hardwoods Staining your floors is a major decision for three reasons: 1) Your choice will…
October 24, 2017
westmont il real estate agent on down sizing

Assessing Location When Down Sizing

Down Sizing Considerations | Real Estate Agent in Westmont IL When the time comes to downsize, it is important to determine your needs regarding not only […]
October 20, 2017
Chris Yuan joins Premier Commercial Realty

Chris Yuan joins Premier Commercial Realty

Premier Commercial Realty has hired a new broker, Chris Yuan. Yuan will be working with seasoned brokers as part of the company’s apprenticeship program. He is currently a licensed real estate broker working towards receiving his CCIM designation. Throughout the last decade, Yuan has run two Jimmy John’s franchise locations, was a partner in two…
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.…