June 21, 2017

Chicago Skyscraper 1000M taps Kara Mann for interior design

Real estate developers Time Equities, JK Equities and Oak Capitals, partners behind 1000M, have selected Kara Mann to design the interiors of the 74-story condominium tower by Chicago architect Helmut Jahn. The tower will be Mann’s first ground-up condominium tower. Mann comes with extensive experience in luxury residences, hospitality projects and high-end retail shops. She…
June 16, 2017

T-Mobile heads to Levee District retail center in Peoria

A new multi-tenant retail property is under construction in East Peoria’s Levee District, according to a statement from Cullinan Properties. The multi-tenant building located at 4015 Spinder Drive will house a T-Mobile store. The Target-anchored shopping center is already home to a diverse mix of local and national retail, restaurant, service and medical tenants. Some…
June 5, 2017

To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to file for bankruptcy protection soon. So far, 2017 has been a bad year for brick-and-mortar retailers. Don’t expect…
May 25, 2017

Amtrak selects developer for $1B Chicago Union Station project

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman announce the selection of a developer for the Chicago Union Station. | Office of the Mayor Amtrak selected a team led by Riverside Investment & Development to develop commercial elements of the Chicago Union Station, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. “This agreement will generate…