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 […]

Loop Retail Vacancy Lowest Since at Least 2002

With more retailers pouring into the Loop in 2015, vacancy reached its lowest level in at least 14 years. Overall vacancy fell to 9.9 percent last year, the lowest point since Stone Real Estate began compiling a Loop report in 2002, according to the Chicago-based retail brokerage. Vacancy the past two years was 10.8 percent, […]

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 […]