Design-driven development firm Optima, Inc. held the grand opening of its 198-unit Optima Lakeview luxury rental apartment building at 3478 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, featuring the region’s first year-round rooftop pool.
“We’re excited to bring to market Optima Lakeview, a development as vibrant and dynamic as the surrounding Lakeview neighborhood for which it’s named,” said David Hovey Jr., president, COO and principal architect of Optima. The project was designed by Optima’s CEO and founder, David Hovey Sr.
Currently 35% leased, Optima Lakeview offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans with high-end finishes and smart home technology. Rents start at $2,500 per month.
“Lakeview residents who watched the building take shape were among the first to sign a lease with a majority saying the primary reasons were our architectural design, amenity package that spans 40,000 square feet, resident programming and convenient location,” Hovey added
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).