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German developer buys historic New Center apartment complex for $2.6 million

December 6, 2018 |

A German real estate investor and developer has purchased the Seward Plaza Apartments in New Center for $2.6 million and plans “significant” improvements.

Optima Seward LLC, a subsidiary of Munich-based Optima Aegidius Group, made the deal late last … Read More

Ho Ho Ho! ‘Tis the Decorating Season Again!

December 3, 2018 |

Turkey leftovers are gone, but the holiday season has just begun. As a property manager, you want to contribute to your residents’ well-being during this special time of the year. But then you might consider some issues: Should I decorate … Read More

Does Interior Design Matter in Rental Housing?

November 30, 2018 |

We all know that among aspects that a renter is looking for, there are a few that are most important: location and amenities. But what about the interior design of? Does it matter? The answer is yes! As a property … Read More

Why Build a Condo With No Parking?

November 15, 2018 |

You don’t have to squint hard to see a Chicago where residents have all but given up driving in favor of getting around via the L, Uber, Lime scooter, or whatever mode of transportation comes into vogue next.

That’s led … Read More

How to Raise the Appeal of Your Multifamily Property with Pet-Friendly Services

November 14, 2018 |

Today’s family boasts some extra-wild children—pets. Lovingly referred to as “fur babies,” pets are becoming a staple in the average renter’s household, with 70 percent owning pets in 2017.

Thanks to their certified family member status, pets can make or break a … Read More

CRE Sector at Crossroads as Investors Navigate Headwinds, Report Finds

November 6, 2018 |

An abundance of capital, solid economic fundamentals, and favorable demographics will continue to buoy commercial real estate, though each sector is facing some headwinds. Companies can gain competitive advantage by focusing on mixed-use properties where the synergies among multifamily, office, … Read More

How Smart Is Your Property?

November 1, 2018 |

You will soon have full control of all aspects of your home under one interface, including lighting, air conditioning, cameras, shades, music and video, radiant floor heat and the ability to turn on your steam shower by tapping an app … Read More

From Floor to Ceiling: The Latest Paint and Flooring Solutions

October 26, 2018 |

Flooring and coatings make a big impact on how a resident perceives a space. It is important to look for products that can stand up to the high levels of wear these surfaces undergo. Choosing products with the latest technologies … Read More