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Uptown Apartment Sale Reflects Neighborhood’s Transformation

Essex Realty Group brokered the $1.635-million sale of 921 W. Wilson Ave., a six-unit multifamily property in the North Side’s Uptown neighborhood. The property is located a few blocks east of the newly renovated Wilson CTA station. 

The seller, a local investor, hired the team of Doug Imber, Kate Varde, Jaimie Steinher and Dan Shepherd to market the property for sale. The property sold to a local developer within 10 weeks. Essex director Matt Feo represented the buyer. 

“This was a unique offering,” said Feo. “921 W. Wilson is situated in a premium location in a rapidly transforming neighborhood. The buyer was attracted to this investment opportunity due to the great location, spacious apartment floorplans, extra-large lot size and future redevelopment potential.”

Steinher added, “Uptown’s transformation into a premier lakefront neighborhood is continuing to gain steam thanks to an influx of private and public investment.”


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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 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).

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