Archive for September, 2009

2016 Summer Olympic Host City Candidate: Rio de Janeiro

Who will the International Olympic Committee like better – Pelé or Oprah? The official countdown clock to host the 2016 Summer Olympics in Chicago says it’s just two days before both will appear before the IOC Selection Committee as members of the 60-person delegations from their respective cities. Pele, however, may have one advantage: the [Read More]

September 30, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Nation’s First Green Neighborhood In Suburban Chicago

Green technology use and implementation in new homes is not a new trend.  Developing and building an entire green neighborhood is new and The Village of Burns Harbor was completed recently in southeast suburban Chicago, in neighboring Indiana.  Using energy efficient techniques, resource efficient materials and sustainable land development can create the best of the [Read More]

September 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (2) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Green Building, Single Family Homes

Why would the IOC choose Madrid for the 2016 Olympics?

Chicago seems to be the favored city (odds are 8/11 according to some bookies to host the 2016 Olympic Games, and President Barack Obama himself is headed to Copenhagen to support the bid. But there are compelling reasons the other three cities are still in the running. Today, we’ll take a look at Madrid, a [Read More]

September 29, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Uncategorized

Chicago Counts Down to the Gold!

Just four more days before we find out if Chicago’s Olympic bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games is a success. It’s a pivotal moment with the potential to impact Chicago’s political and economic landscape during the seven years of preparation and beyond. Of course, this includes a potential major effect on our favorite [Read More]

September 28, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Uncategorized

Former Chicago Bulls Mansion Could Use An Assist

Ben Wallace had a short and awful stint as a Bull in Chicago.  Nobody seemed to be happy during his tenure here and apparently his departure to Cleveland and eventually back to Detroit had gone much smoother than the sale of his Lake Forest mansion. Wallace’s 6,983-square-foot, traditional-style mansion on 1.74 gated acres reportedly dropped [Read More]

September 27, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (2) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Developer Sean Conlon Betting On Chicago Condo Revival After 2011

Developer Sean Conlon is reportedly in the process of planning a seven-story apartment building in the River West area at 1100 W. Grand Ave.   Conlon is betting that demand for near-downtown residences will revive in coming years. The Irish native and chairman and of Chicago-based Conlon & Co, recently applied for a zoning change [Read More]

September 26, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (1) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago
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