Monthly Archives: January 2012

CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of January 23

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of January 23: Sales of office buildings in the CBD jumped 24 percent … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Baer: Historical Perspective on the CBD

As host, producer and writer for WTTW, Geoffrey Baer tours Chicago’s world-renowned architecture and highlights our city’s rich history. Baer is an expert on all things in and around Chicago, from the El, to the Chicago River to Chicago’s downtown buildings. We’re proud that Baer will host this … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of January 16

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of January 16: The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center leased 50,000 square feet of space at … Continue reading

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Weathering Winter in Chicago’s CBD

When the winter wind off Lake Michigan howls and the wind chill drops to single digits, it can be daunting to make your way across Chicago’s Loop. Walking across the Chicago River from Union Station or stepping out for a quick bite … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of January 9

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of January 9: U.S. commercial real estate vacancies declined in 2011, as few … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of January 2

Happy New Year!  Thanks to all who read and commented on this blog last year.  In 2012, we look forward to offering further comments and insight designed to promote dialogue on key issues that impact the Chicago office building industry … Continue reading

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Raising Dollars for RIC & Building a Business, One Step at a Time

By Phyllis Apelbaum, President, Arrow Messenger Service As I enter my 38th year as a business owner, I’ve learned this: One person can make a difference; and when you get more people involved, it becomes like a snowball that’s rolling … Continue reading

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