2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
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2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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North Lawndale’s Ogden Commons Sees First Retail Tenants Move In
The Habitat Company recently welcomed Wintrust Bank and Momentum Coffee as the first retail tenants at Ogden Commons, a 10-acre, $200-million mixed-use development in the West Side’s North Lawndale neighborhood that reportedly is Chicago’s largest mixed-use Opportunity Zone project. It’s being developed by Habitat, Sinai Health Systems, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and the Chicago Housing Authority.
“Presenting our first commercial tenants with their keys to this new building was symbolic, as we believe Ogden Commons represents a key to the exciting and revitalized future of the North Lawndale neighborhood, including new housing options and job growth,” said Charlton Hamer, SVP of Habitat Affordable Group.
The three-story commercial building marks the first phase of Ogden Commons. When fully built out, the project will offer 120,000 square feet of commercial and retail space and approximately 350 mixed-income housing units. Phase two is expected to break ground later this year.
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