It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us and the gift-giving season is here. As you stroll around your favorite shopping destination, you might notice a few new stores and retailers this time around. Every year, new retailers venture out into new markets, old concepts are tweeked, brands are refreshed and new […]
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With the 2012 Summer Olympics right around the corner, it got me thinking that with London six hours ahead of Chicago, much of what we’ll be watching will be old news taped from earlier in the day. While most of us will accept delayed Olympic news due to the time zone difference, the same isn’t […]
While there are three sides to every story, recent commercial construction news stories like this one from the Chicago Tribune, “Construction firm caught in contract probe”, really burn me up. If the story proves true it not only is a blemish on the commercial construction industry, but it shows a violation of trust with a […]
We recently gave a restaurant trade magazine some tips on budgeting for a restaurant construction timeline. While the construction best practices we shared might be common knowledge with our experienced Chicago restaurant construction clients, I realize novice restaurant owners or entrepreneurs opening fast-casual franchise restaurants may not know how to create a successful restaurant construction […]
It’s not just foreclosed homes that are looking like a bargain to real estate investors in today’s market, but also distressed commercial assets. Most of these REO commercial properties fall under the multi-family construction sector, but there are also abandoned retail and restaurant spaces, not to mention hotel construction projects that have stalled and are now ripe for the picking.