John Vance, Stone Real Estate Principal, Provides Insight to CBS2 Chicago on the Mag Mile

Signature Room at the 95th in former Hancock Center closes permanently CHICAGO (CBS) — The decades-long story of an iconic Chicago restaurant ended suddenly Thursday with a note on the door. The iconic Signature Room at the 95th restaurant near the top of the former John Hancock Center abruptly closed for good on Thursday, citing “severe […]

Armitage/ Damen/ Southport Survey – 2022

Stone Real Estate has completed its 2022 Armitage/Damen/Southport Retail Survey, an annual market analysis of Chicago’s three primary boutique neighborhood retail streets. In this sixth edition of the Survey, the data shows a mixed bag for these three corridors in 2022 and identifies their disparate leasing trajectories as follows: 1) Armitage remains the heavyweight followed […]

CHICAGO RIVER NORTH MARKET SURVEY – 2022 REPORT

Chicago’s River North trade area vacancy rate dropped to 16.96% in 2022, down from 19.13% in 2021. River North bucked the trend of its Loop and Magnificent Mile neighbors with this improved market condition. Noah O’Neill, principal of Stone Real Estate Corp and co-author of Stone Real Estate’s River North Retail Analysis, sees the area’s […]

John Vance, Stone Real Estate Principal, Provides Insight to The Wall Street Journal on American Cities Thriving Again

American Cities Are Starting to Thrive Again. Just Not Near Office Buildings. Neighborhoods are benefiting from remote work By Konrad Putzier  and Kate King May 30, 2023 12:01 am ET As people spend more time at home, they frequent local shops, gyms and restaurants, boosting the economy of places such as Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown. PHOTO: PHOTO: AL DRAGO/BLOOMBERG NEWS […]

A Bucktown corridor, once a trendy retail magnet, transforms as consumer tastes change

Damen Avenue in Bucktown attracts more service retailers | Crain’s Chicago Business A stretch of Damen Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood once known for attracting trendy clothing stores and restaurants is becoming a magnet for service retailers. The former home of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate is going to be an early childhood education center; a veterinary […]

Will Winter, Stone Real Estate Vice President, Provides Insight to Crain’s Chicago Business on Damen Avenue in Bucktown

A Bucktown corridor, once a trendy retail magnet, transforms as consumer tastes change ALLY MAROTTI 3/30/23, 2:55 PM Damen Avenue in Bucktown attracts more service retailers | Crain’s Chicago Business A Bond Vet location in New York. The veterinary clinic chain plans to open a Bucktown outpost in the next few months. A stretch of […]

John Vance, Stone Real Estate Principal, Provides Insight to ABC 7 Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Chicago Loop Rebound

CHICAGO (WLS) — Vacancy rates in the Loop and the Magnificent Mile are up, but the I-Team is finding bright spots and reasons to be optimistic about Chicago’s retail future. “I’m hoping some new stores will come in,” a Mag Mile shopper said. “It doesn’t look good, it doesn’t look pretty,” remarked her friend. The corridor […]

Two Veteran Boutique Chicago Retail Real Estate Firms Announce Merger

Stone Real Estate and RN Realty to Join Forces Chicago, IL – Two longstanding Chicago commercial real estate firms have merged to broaden their capabilities to serve commercial real estate tenants, landlords and investors. The principals of Stone Real Estate and RN Realty have merged into one collaborative team under the Stone Real Estate umbrella. RN Realty […]