REJournals: Working from home? Show us your space!

REJournals: Working from home? Show us your space!

NOAH BIRK, PRINCIPAL WITH CHICAGO’S KISER GROUP, WORKS WITH HIS TWO YOUNG ASSISTANTS. AS BIRK SAYS, “HAVING A 2-YEAR-OLD PERSONAL ASSISTANT ‘HELP’ WITH EVERY ASPECT OF THE DAY ISN’T QUITE AS HELPFUL AS YOU’D THINK.” If you’re...
OakPark.com: Condo deconversions on the rise

OakPark.com: Condo deconversions on the rise

Fifteen to 20 years ago, the Chicago-area real estate was buzzing with conversions. Apartment buildings, often the vintage variety, were rapidly bought and converted into condominiums to appease the appetites of buyers looking to purchase a small piece of the real...
Forbes: 14 Tips For Estimating A Neighborhood’s Potential Value

Forbes: 14 Tips For Estimating A Neighborhood’s Potential Value

You’ve heard the mantra “location, location, location” countless times in real estate, and there is a lot of truth to it. Location is a primary factor in determining a home’s overall value, including the value of the neighborhood. Buying in the right area can produce...
Forbes: Are Apartments A Good Investment In A Recession?

Forbes: Are Apartments A Good Investment In A Recession?

The short answer is yes — apartments historically are sound no matter the economic winds, but especially so during a recession. The long answer includes defining “recession,” understanding the recessional impact on different apartment asset classes and examining debt...