Wilmette Commons Welcomes New Tenant

Wilmette, IL (March 9, 2015) – Steven Baer of Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the signing of Salon Fusion to a new lease for an expanded location at Wilmette Commons. In addition, Wilmette Commons is pleased to welcome Indiana Technical Institute who has leased 2,763 square feet of space. About Metro Commercial…

Metro Brings ATI Physical Therapy to Lincolnshire Commons

Lincolnshire, IL (March 9, 2015) – Steven Baer of Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the signing of ATI Physical Therapy to a new lease for a location at Lincolnshire Commons. About Metro Commercial Real Estate Metro Commercial Real Estate is a principal – based commercial real estate firm whose mission is to provide…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Time to Play Tennis

The thermometer reads 5 degrees on a recent weekday afternoon, with the wind chill even lower. So Steven Baer layers up before stepping on to a paddle tennis court at Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park. Crain’s Chicago Business // Shia Kapos //  View the Full Article

NorthShore 770 in Northbrook, 98% Pre-leased & Under Construction

Northbrook, IL (January 8, 2015) – Steven Baer and Gary Greenfield exclusively represented Morningside Crossroads Partners LLC at NorthShore 770; a mixed use development with an approx. 100,000 SF of retail space at the corner of Skokie Blvd & Dundee Rd in Northbrook, IL. 98% of the retail portion of this mixed use development was…

Burlington to open Crystal Lake store at Toys R Us, former Marshall’s location

National clothing and home goods retailer Burlington plans to open a 58,411-square-foot store in the Commons of Crystal Lake this fall that could employ up to 100 people.  The Burlington, New Jersey-based company made the announcement Wednesday. The store will be at 6120 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. Northwest Herald // View the Full Article

Beelow’s Steakhouse coming to Highland Park

Beelow’s Steakhouse is coming to Highland Park this winter, moving into the vacant location adjoining the Landmark Renaissance Place Cinema on Second Street. Beelow’s, a Lake Zurich restaurant, will open its second location at 1850 Second St., according to restaurant owner Dan Beelow. The steakhouse could open by the end of January or beginning of…

New steakhouse coming to Highland Park

Downtown Highland Park is landing a steakhouse to fill the void left when Rosebud closed a few years ago, its proprietor told Crain’s today. Dan Beelow, owner of Beelow’s Steakhouse in Lake Zurich, said he has signed a lease at Renaissance Place in the northern suburb and plans to open the 160-seat Beelow’s North Shore Steakhouse…

L3 Capital pays $5.5 million for Lincoln Square properties

A venture of Chicago-based L3 Capital LLC paid $5.5 million for commercial properties at 4740 N. Lincoln Ave. and 4722-28 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, according to Cook County property records. Nathan Tonnies, a principal at Highland Park-based Metro Commercial Real Estate Inc., brokered the deal for L3 and is handling retail…

Lincolnshire Shopping Center Deal Financed with $31.5 Million Loan

A venture that includes Northbrook real estate firm Next Realty LLC borrowed $31.5 million from an affiliate of Chicago-based Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp. to finance its acquisition of Lincolnshire Commons, a nearly 130,000-square-foot shopping center in Lincolnshire, according to Lake County records. Next hired Steve Baer, principal at Highland Park-based Metro Commercial Real Estate…

Chicago’s First Olive Garden Opens and Reveals Garlic Schism in Governor’s Race

It’s all about garlic and new menu items at the ribbon cutting ceremony today. “It’s the American Dream.” That’s what Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn told a small crowd gathered Monday morning outside the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Chicago’s first Olive Garden. Chicago Eater //  View the Full Article

CrossRoads Development Partners and Morningside Have Closed on NorthShore 770

Northbrook, IL (September 26, 2014) – CrossRoads Development Partners and Morningside have closed on Northshore 770, a mixed use development located at the northwest corner of Skokie Blvd and Dundee Road in Northbrook, Il. Metro Principals Gary Greenfield and Steven Baer represent the partners in leasing the retail component of the center. Tenants include Mariano’s, Panera,…

42nd and Pulaski, Chicago, IL – Breaks Ground

Chicago, IL (September 26, 2014) – Gary Pachucki at IBT and Inland Real Estate have purchased property at 42nd and Pulaski for a new retail development. Gary Greenfield, Principal of Metro Commercial Real Estate represented the development team in the leasing of the shopping center to include Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Michaels, PetSmart and…