The Colorful Story Behind the Windows: Stone Real Estate Partners with Arts of Life In our industry, leasing banners are just what you do. It’s standard. When you’re trying to lease retail space in a building, you put a few leasing banners in the windows that might have a nice pattern or bright color on […]
The State of the Chicago Retail Market! In episode 5, Phil gets the state of the Chicago Retail market from one of Chicago’s premiere retail brokers, David Stone of Stone Real Estate Corporation.
David discusses the recent soaring rents in the North Michigan Avenue riverfront area, the challenges and advantages of leasing a unique building such as the Merchandise Mart, and provides trends and forecasts of where this City is going and what both tenants and landlords are looking for in current economic conditions.
Retail’s Torrid Romance With Chicago Like a tempestuous relationship—or the Coachella Astronaut that creeped on unsuspecting hispters last weekend— Chicago’s retail recovery is inspired, uneven, and unpredictable. On April 22, we’ll be holding a special Retail Summit to find out where it’ll surface next. Bisnow Chicago office head Jonathan Hobfoll snapped this pic and can […]
Loop retail vacancies drop to lowest in at least 12 years By: Micah Maidenberg Retailers kept gobbling up space in the Loop last year, pushing the neighborhood’s retail vacancy rate to its lowest level in at least 12 years. The retail vacancy rate in the Loop dropped to 10.8 percent at the end of 2013, from […]
Loop retail vacancies drop to lowest in at least 12 years Micah Maidenberg – February 24, 2014 Retailers kept gobbling up space in the Loop last year, pushing the neighborhood’s retail vacancy rate to its lowest level in at least 12 years. The retail vacancy rate in the Loop dropped to 10.8 percent at the […]
Sears wasn’t good fit for State Street scene By: Ellen Jean Hirst State Street increasingly caters to a young hipster crowd. H&M sits across from the Gap and Claire’s. Forever 21 just replaced Charlotte Russe, and Express replaced New York & Co. Carson Pirie Scott was out in 2007. And now, so is Sears. “Sears as […]
Gage owner, celebrity chef cooking up plans for Block 37 By: Micah Maidenberg The Block 37 mall has landed two tenants to serve up something in short supply at the Loop mall: food. Los Angeles-based CIM Group, Block 37’s owner, confirmed it has leased space there to a group led by Chicago’s Lawless family, which […]
Pinstripes coming to Streeterville By: Micah Maidenberg Pinstripes Inc. is bringing its mixture of bowling, bocce and banquets to a former warehouse in Streeterville, ratcheting up competition for entertainment dollars in the downtown neighborhood. Northbrook-based Pinstripes leased 33,000 square feet on the ground and lower levels in River East Plaza, the 109-year-old brick loft building […]
Another retail project in the works near Roosevelt Road By: Alby Gallun With one big retail development under construction near the Roosevelt Road shopping strip, Chicago-based investor JRG Capital Partners LLC plans another on a site across the street. A JRG venture paid $7.5 million earlier this month for the property at 1113 S. Jefferson […]
State Street store shuffle By: Micah Maidenberg New York investor Joseph Sitt has a big space to fill after losing a longtime State Street retail tenant to a building two doors north. Forever 21 Inc., a Los Angeles-based apparel chain, signed a lease to open a two-level, 17,159-square-foot store at 10 S. State St., according […]