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Mixed-Use Sells in Fulton River District “Set to Explode” with New Development

Essex Realty Group, Inc. recently facilitated the sale of 401 N. Milwaukee Ave., a mixed-use property located in Chicago’s Fulton River District. The property sold for $4,125,000 at a 7.42% cap rate. 

A local investor hired the co-op team of Essex managing director Brian Karmowski and principal Jordan Gottlieb to market the property for sale. The property is comprised of six lofted apartments; 4,000 square feet of restaurant space leased to Perilla, a Korean BBQ restaurant; and a 25-foot billboard leased to Outfront Media. The buyer, a local investor, was also represented by Gottlieb. 

“This is one of the most well located and unique buildings we have ever sold at Essex,” said Gottlieb. “The surrounding area is set to explode with future developments at the Salvation Army site on Grand Avenue, on Kinzie Avenue adjacent to Fulton Market, and Bally’s Casino.” 


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