The Colorful Story Behind the Windows

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! – Featuring David Stone

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

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 […]

Sears wasn’t good fit for State Street scene

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 […]

Pinstripes coming to Streeterville

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 […]

State Street store shuffle

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 […]