Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the office, the Illinois Department of Transportation launches a 3-year construction project on the Kennedy Expressway, and suddenly those downtown workers from points north and northwest, who had slowly been returning to the office, made one big collective U-turn.
Jefferson Park is a charming neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago that has something to offer for everyone. From its historic bungalows to its excellent transit options and thriving local businesses, Jeff Park, as it’s affectionately called, is a community that values both tradition and progress. Here are 10 things we love about this neighborhood, and why you might just fall for it, too.
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate Named Tribune Top Workplace For 10th Year In A Row
For a 10th consecutive year, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate has been named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune.
“Our agents and staff continue to drive the culture we’ve become known for,” said Thad Wong, co-CEO of @properties Christie’s International Real Estate. “The results of this survey are a testament to the great workplace environment that has been created by thousands of people over many years, and that continues to position us as Chicago’s #1 brokerage firm.”
With one of the most iconic skylines in the world, Chicago is an exciting city for high-rise living. The recognizable architecture includes some of the most stunning condominiums and penthouses in the country, with sweeping views of the city and Lake Michigan. Whether a pied a terre or full-time residence, there are plenty of options when seeking quintessential city living. Here we showcase some of downtown Chicago’s preeminent high-rise listings.
You definitely want a piece of this event! @ Loves Local is headed to Chicago! On Wednesday, September 21st from 3 pm-5 pm CT, get a free slice of pie from Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, located at 2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits is a local favorite with a trendy atmosphere. We talked to the Owner, Julie Morelli for a look into their story.
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate’s Top Ten Innovations According to co-CEOs Thad Wong and Mike Golden
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate has always been on the cutting edge of the brokerage industry, and winning “Brokerage of the Year” at this summer’s Inman Innovator Awards only affirms the company’s status as a trailblazer more than 20 years since its founding. Innovation has taken many forms during @properties Christie’s International Real Estate’s journey to becoming the #1 real estate brokerage in Chicago and a top 10 firm in the country. Following are ten innovations that @properties’ co-founders and co-CEOs Mike Golden and Thad Wong consider the most important in the company’s history:
1. What’s in a Name
According to Wong, the name “@properties” was meant to position the firm as a forward-thinking company founded on the cusp of the internet age. The name came to Wong as he rode a department store escalator past a Christmas tree adorned with ornaments bearing the “@” symbol.
The days may be getting shorter, but don’t let that fool you into thinking there aren’t plenty of activities to fill your fall calendar. Between brews and boos, you’ll have no trouble staying busy whether you’re on the North Shore or heading to the city. Here are some events to check out this fall.
Chicago Beer Fest
Craft brews have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and Chicago has embraced the trend with a variety of festivals. One of the largest is the Chicago Beer Festival, which will be held inside the Field Museum on October 8th from 7 to 11 p.m. Not only will the event feature over 65 breweries showcasing fall seasonal beers, but some of the museum’s exhibits will be open for viewing as you enjoy your favorite ale.
Get ready to scoot on over to our next event! @ Loves Local is headed to Lakeview! On Wednesday, August 24th from 4pm-6pm CT, get a free ice cream cone of your choice at Scooter’s Frozen Custard, located at 1658 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.
Scooter’s Frozen Custard is a local favorite for its delicious custard. We talked to the Owner, Denny Moore, for a look into their story.
@ Loves Local is headed to Lincoln Park! On Tuesday, July 26th from 5 pm-7 pm, get a free signature waffle cone with ice cream of your choice at Eiffel Waffle, located at 955 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Simply mention @properties, ProperRate or @ Loves Local when ordering to redeem.
Eiffel Waffle is a new local favorite with its fun, trendy atmosphere, and unique ice cream. We talked to one of the co-owners, Omar Falaneh, for a look into their story.
We can’t think of much that beats a cool beverage paired with the perfect al fresco meal in the midst of summertime. Whether you’re soaking up rays in Southwest Michigan, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, or Southeast Wisconsin, there are plenty of outdoor dining options to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites that will leave you satiated and sun-kissed.
Specializing in rustic Italian cuisine, Terrace Room is located in The Harbor Grand Hotel in New Buffalo, Michigan. With an outdoor patio that overlooks the harbor, guests will appreciate Lake Michigan breezes and incredible sunsets while enjoying house-made craft cocktails and locally sourced food.