Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

December 31, 2015 | By JD Eaton
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Today is the final day of 2015, so we are highlighting our most popular blog posts in the last 365 days. This year was an exciting time for Chicago residential real estate, with many new luxury apartment buildings opening. 2016 promises to be even bigger; more than 3400 new units will deliver throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods this year.

What Makes Us Different

Luxury Living Chicago Realty has worked with thousands of clients and provides years of experience, unparalleled dedication and market expertise. This post describes how our team goes above and beyond to offer best-in-class services. The Chicago Association of Realtors has recognized our Managing Broker, Aaron Galvin, as a Top Producer for the last three years. In 2015, Inc. Magazine ranked Luxury Living Chicago #1255 on the 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

South Loop Development Round Up

In September, six new developments were introduced to the South Loop neighborhood. The current proposals add up to over 5,000 new rental units by the end of 2018. In this blog post, the Luxury Living team breaks down each property by developer, unit information, height, and delivery date. All of the information is also available in a downloadable infographic.

Downtown Chicago Apartments Currently Pre-Leasing

Written in February, this post gives details for five luxury properties that opened in 2015. From Jones Chicago at 220 W. Illinois, to Arkadia Tower at 765 W. Adams, each apartment building had extremely successful lease-ups this year. It’s fun to look back on our first impressions of the properties before leasing season kicked into high gear this past spring.

River North Apartments: Best Buildings in Chicago

The River North neighborhood was the most popular choice for our clients in 2014, so in July of this year we took a look at five of our favorite buildings in River North. Each of these River North apartments offer high-end finishes and extensive amenities in one of Chicago’s best locations for dining, entertainment and nightlife.

Average Square Footage of Downtown Chicago Apartments

Written by Senior Broker Associate, Tristen Heimann, this post offers excellent advice for people searching for a apartment in downtown Chicago. Since  square footage measurement in the city is not regulated, this post describes the different ways that units can be measured. Don’t let this number run your search, but keep an open mind and feel out the flow of each space.


Happy New Year! If you’re looking forward to a new apartment next year, download our complete guide of downtown Chicago apartments coming to market in 2016.


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