The Kingpins of Leasing

The Real Deal’s ranking of the top leasing deals and brokerages in major markets in the U.S. reveals that, despite efforts by national firms to boost their retail teams in recent years, the marketing of stores is still largely a local game outside of Los Angeles and New York City… …To rank the top brokerages…

Andersonville’s New Furious Spoon Starts Serving Spicy Ramen Tonight

Ramen lovers in Andersonville have a new option in the neighborhood as Furious Spoon opens its latest location tonight. The ramen shop from chef Shin Thompson and pals debuted its latest at 5406 N. Clark Street. This 1,000-square-foot spot is a 30-seater that serves noodle bowls and cocktails in the same atmosphere as previous restaurants in Boystown,…

Andersonville’s Getting a Colectivo Coffee Cafe Later This Year

After opening cafes in Lincoln Park and Logan Square, Milwaukee-based Colectivo Coffee is coming to Andersonville with plans to unleash the company’s third coffeeshop in Chicago. Colectivo’s latest is slated for a late summer or early fall opening, according to a spokesperson. The space is at Clark Street and Rascher Avenue at 5425 N. Clark Street Eater…

Urban Air Adventure Park Opening Soon In Crystal Lake

Urban Air Adventure Park is planning to open soon in Crystal Lake, bringing to town another option for families and children looking to get out and burn off some energy. The recreation center, located at 220 Exchange Drive, Unit F, in Crystal Lake, will include trampolines, including wall-to-wall trampolines; dodgeball arenas; a warrior obstacle course;…

Metro Receives Multiple 2017 Power Broker Awards from CoStar

Highland Park, IL (March 28, 2018) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that in addition to being named a Top Leasing Firm by CoStar, that four (4) brokers received the 2017 Top Retail Leasing Power Broker TM Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information,…

Halal Guys Will Open a Wicker Park Restaurant Along Milwaukee Avenue

The Halal Guys, New York’s street meat phenomenon, will open another Chicago location. The chain heads to the Hipster Highway in Wicker Park, taking over the FireFin Poke Shop space at 1415 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This would be the chain’s third Chicago restaurant, and they plan on opening in April, according to a rep. Eater…

Three Thai Ice Cream Shops Will Roll Into Downtown Chicago

Downtown Chicago is about to see more Thai rolled ice cream as Wonderoll, a new ice cream parlor chain, is opening locations at Water Tower Place and at The Shops at North Bridge. But before that pair opens, Wonderoll will debut on March 1 near Willis Tower, sharing the same space as a new 50-seat Sixty Five Chinese Restaurant —…

Reuben Rischall joins Metro Commercial Real Estate

Download Full-Res Image of Reuben Rischall Here Chicago, IL (January 1, 2018) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of Reuben Rischall, as Senior Vice President, to our team. Mr. Rischall joins Metro Commercial Real Estate following five years with Iowa-based Buyers Realty Inc. He will co-lead the new Chicago office,…

Metro Commercial Real Estate opens 2nd Office in Chicago

Chicago, IL (January 1, 2018) – Celebrating our 19th anniversary, Metro Commercial Real Estate is excited to announce the opening of our new second office located at 1332 N. Halsted Street in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Jonathan Hyman (Senior Vice President) and, newly hired, Reuben Rischall (Senior Vice President) will co-lead the Chicago office. While…

Nathan Tonnies arranges Sale of former Lone Star Steakhouse

Elgin, IL (December 13, 2017) – Nathan Tonnies, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented ownership, STORE Capital, in the sale of a 5,500 square foot former freestanding Lone Star Steakhouse sitting on a 1.47 acre pad at 155 S. Randall Rd., in Elgin, Illinois. About Metro Commercial Real Estate Metro Commercial Real Estate is a…

Nathan Tonnies represents Landlord on Lease with Portillo’s in Peoria, IL

Peoria, IL (November 15, 2017) – Nathan Tonnies, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the landlord, WCT Properties, in leasing 1.7 acres with a 9,000 square-foot dual drive-thru building to Portillo’s Hot Dogs at 4412 N. Rockwood Drive in Peoria, Illinois. This will be the third location for Portillo’s in the central Illinois, following…

Larry Kling completes lease marking 13th Orangetheory Fitness studio opening in the Chicagoland Market this year

South Elgin, IL (November 13, 2017) – Larry Kling (Vice President) of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Orangetheory Fitness in the leasing of 3,201 square feet at Briar Gate in South Elgin, Illinois. The leasing of this studio location will mark the 13th studio opening for Orangetheory Fitness in the state of Illinois so…