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Vietnamese’s Legacy of the Nail Salons Boom

August 13, 2011

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When Hollywood met the boat people in the mid-1970s, an entire industry was born Once upon a time there was a Hollywood princess named Tippi Hedren. She was an actress made famous by a film magician, Alfred Hitchcock, the then-reigning king of horror movies. One day, Hedren decided she wanted to create some magic of […]

Apartment Market Heats Up in Chicago

August 12, 2011

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A dearth of commercial construction in Chicago has been the norm for the past several years, but as the multifamily market stands to post strong gains for the foreseeable future, big name developers are once again lining up to alter the city’s skyline. Magellan Development recently broke ground on the Coast While the housing market […]

Investor Expects 2% Rise in Chicago’s Office Value

August 12, 2011

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(Crain’s) — Local office buildings will see a 2% increase in value over the next year, a survey of investors forecasts. The Chicago area is one of 16 U.S. office markets that will see a gain in values in the next 12 months, according to a second-quarter survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. The survey, which covers […]

Why Invest in Chicago?

August 12, 2011

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Diverse Economy Chicago has one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies, with nearly 4.3 million employees and a gross regional product (GRP) of $500 billion. It is an efficient economic powerhouse that is home to more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 27 Fortune 500 Headquarters. Rated #1 Large US Metro for Economic […]

Who Are Investing in US Real Estate Markets from Overseas?

August 12, 2011

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The North American real estate market continues to present themselves as probably the most attractive real estate investment market in the world, but with global recession in place, the arena of international investors have been changing. So, who are leading the race in investing into the US real estate markets, in terms of institutions and […]