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Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Michael Lerner, founder and president of MCZ Development Corp., a real estate development company based in Chicago, along with Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden, co-founders of Chicago-based real estate brokerage firm @properties, were inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship

Lucien Lagrange Names Four New Principals

Chicago-based Lucien Lagrange Architects (LLA) has promoted Tim Hill, James Kemper, Alfredo Marr and Heather Weed to principal. They join founder Lucien Lagrange and Wayne Miller, named co-managing principal in 2007, on the firm’s leadership team. Hill, previously associate

Prudential Preferred Receives Gibraltar Circle Award

Prudential Preferred Properties received the Gibraltar Circle Award from Prudential Real Estate Affiliates at the Prudential Sales Conference 2008, held March 16-18 in New Orleans. The Gibraltar Circle Award is presented to the Top 50 companies in the Prudential

April Marks 40th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act

Governor Rod Blagojevich has declared April 2008 as Fair Housing Month in Illinois, urging all citizens to embrace diversity and acknowledge the 60,000 members of the Illinois Association of Realtors for their role in educating the public about their

Hyde Park Bank Launches Mortgage Division

Hyde Park Bank recently announced the launch of its mortgage lending division. The mortgage lending team will be led by Chad Boulanger, who will serve as vice president director. Jo Ann Grayson and Chris Knapp, the former management team

Keller Williams Enters Luxury Homes Market

Keller Williams Realty announced that it will be launching a new division of the company dedicated to serving the high-end home market. The new venture, introduced at the company’s recent annual Mega Camp event, is the product of more

Vol. 5, Iss. 6, You Tell Us: In today’s market, what is the most important thing buyers are looking for in new construction projects?

Katrina “Kat” Schmitt Broker Associate Streeterville Properties Near Northside/Goldcoast Due to recent media reports regarding the real estate market, I have encountered buyers expecting incentives who try to negotiate on new construction projects. Developers are not always willing to

Vol. 5, Iss. 6, Agent About Town: CA Knows How to Party

By Agent X Did you hear the extremely loud noise coming from the loop last Tuesday night? It was the sound of over 250 Realtors kicking off the Spring new construction selling season at Chicago Agent’s event at the

Trump Tower Approaches 100th Closing

As of March 17, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago has closed more than 100 hotel condominiums within approximately one month. This means the building has already closed on 50 percent of its sold hotel condominiums. According to Leah

Century 21 Pro-Team Raises $52,198 for Easter Seals

Throughout 2007, Century 21 Pro-Team’s sales associates were involved in a year-long charitable effort designed to benefit local Easter Seals recipients. As a result of their work, Century 21 Pro-Team has announced that they have exceeded their 2007 donation

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