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Condo Owners Tap CBRE to Market Gold Coast Tower

CBRE has been retained to list 21 East Chestnut Condominiums, a 168-unit condo Gold Coast property, for deconversion to apartments. The firm’s Sam Haddadin and Dan Cohen will represent the 21 East Chestnut Condo Association in the sale.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire a value-add rental property in one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods,” said Haddadin.

Built in 1962 and converted to condos in 1979, the 25-story tower offers a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. As it’s currently configured, the property offers 163 units, with 79 studios, 79 one-bedroom, one-bath units and five two-bedroom, two-bath units.

The two-bedroom units are combined studio and one-bedroom units. Investors have the option of splitting them for a total of 168 units.

Citing CBRE data, Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the property’s new ownership could charge an average monthly rent of $1,779, or $2.83 per square foot, after deconversion.

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