The following is a selection of media placements for Great Ink clients and a summary of each.
July 29, 2020
By Amy Novotney
When it comes to opening a new senior living community amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, flexibility and web-based tours are a must, according to operators who have done so. In addition to the added technology and personal protective equipment costs, others have invested in more COVID-19 safety protocols. These include touchless faucets in common and high-touch areas, motion-activated light switches, UV lighting and electrolyzed cleaning.
“We looked closely at layouts and scheduling for dining and programming spaces as well as how movement and access needed to be modified,” said Maria Oliva, chief operating officer of Chicago-based Pathway to Living, which opened a new 117-unit senior living facility in the Chicago suburbs this month.
July 29, 2020
By Matt Baker
The Illinois Real Estate Journal highlights features of Trammell Crow Company’s latest Chicago development, 1375 W. Fulton Street, designed by ESG Architects. View Smart Windows were installed on every floor and on every elevation, making it the first wide-scale implementation of the technology in Chicago.
Hodges Ward Elliott
July 28, 2020
By Esther Fung
Daniel Peek, president of the hotel group for real-estate firm Hodges Ward Elliott, talks with the WSJ about hotel deals in COVID-19 times. While many hotels are faced with sales at discounts, smaller owners are still receiving assistance to help fend off foreclosures. Peek said that at the right price, deals and financing are still getting done. “There are still active investors in the market,” he said. His firm advised Watermark Lodging Trust on its recent sales.
July 27, 2020
By Amanda Lang and Vonnie Quinn
Craig Deitelzweig, CEO of Marx Realty, talks with Amanda Lang and Vonnie Quinn of Bloomberg Markets about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on office space and whether or not tenants will return. Deitelzweig says tenants are looking for greater control of their spaces and hospitality-like environments.
July 27, 2020
Great Ink clients who made the Commercial Observer’s 2020 Power 100 list include: Tommy Craig, Hines; Aby Rosen, RFR Realty; Jonathan Mechanic and Melanie Meyers, Fried, Frank; Craig Deitelzweig, Marx Realty; Arthur Mirante, James Nelson and Mitti Liebersohn, Avison Young; Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock, Savanna; Josh Zegen, Adam Tantleff and Brian Shatz, Madison Realty Capital.
The Cordish Companies
July 23, 2010
By Diana Olick
Ballparks have become increasingly popular as anchors for new real estate developments in recent years. Now, luxury rentals near baseball stadiums are primed to take advantage of the views they offer to fans who can’t attend games due to the coronavirus. One Cardinal Way in St. Louis, MO is a luxury, field-side residential building development by The Cordish Companies and The St. Louis Cardinals that has seen a jump in leasing over the last few months as fans look for units overlooking the baseball field. The 29-story tower is part of a $360 million mixed-use neighborhood called Ballpark Village, with retail, restaurant and residential properties. It opens in August, just as games begin at Busch Stadium. Rents range from $1,400 to $7,900 per month. The article features commentary from Jeff Stauffer, an avid Cardinals fan who is about to move into his apartment at One Cardinals Way, where he can watch a game not only from his own unit, but from a large communal terrace on the eighth floor.
July 22, 2020
By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Pickard Chilton, an architecture studio in New Haven, Conn., has been selected to design The Eight, a large-scale mixed-use office project in Bellevue, Washington for Skanska. The project will include 800,000 SF of space, including a 25-story office tower, retail, a 7,000-square-foot public plaza and private balconies. The Eight’s design keeps social distancing in mind, featuring touchless controls, terraces and outdoor spaces. Bellevue has seen an influx of technology companies recently, fueling demand for office space. It is scheduled to be finished in 2023.
July 20, 2020
By John Caulfield
Geoffrey Ax was a featured expert on Building Design & Construction’s The Weekly, providing thought leadership on the future of aviation design. He spoke with BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield on the streaming program.
Castle Lanterra Properties
July 17, 2020
By Greg Issacson
Castle Lanterra Properties acquired the 529-unit Residences at the Triangle in Austin, Texas for $129 million. The seller was Dinerstein Cos. The apartment property is part of The Triangle, a six-building complex building built in the mid 2000s which features 111,000-SF of local and national retailers along with commercial space. Castle Lanterra plans to invest substantially in the homes, which range from studios to three-bedrooms.