Luxury Living Chicago Realty, the exclusive leasing and marketing partner of Highpoint at 8000 North, announces Skokie’s newest luxury apartment building is over 50 percent leased. Located in Downtown Skokie at 8000 Lincoln Ave, the 12-story property features 153-units, an impressive suite of amenities, and ground-floor retail. 
“We could not be happier with the reception Highpoint has received,” said John Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Murphy Real Estate Services, the lead developer for the project. “Recognizing the exceptional location, architectural details and amenities within, the market response to Highpoint has exceeded expectations and realizes the planning and vision that the Village of Skokie developed for the community.
Floorplans include studios starting at $1,950, one-bedrooms starting at $1,998, two-bedrooms starting at $2,595, and limited three-bedroom units starting at $4,975. 
“We kicked off pre-leasing in early 2022, and the property welcomed its first residents in February,” said Aaron Galvin, CEO and Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty. “There has been strong demand for this luxury offering in Skokie, and we’re ahead of our target in reaching the 50 percent leased milestone. With limited inventory on many of the floor plans, we expect the property to be fully leased in the very near term.”
Highpoint at 8000 North’s unique juxtaposition of esteemed traditional architecture from Lucien Lagrange delivers luxuriously appointed and contemporary natural light-filled interiors. The property lends residents the opportunity to experience metropolitan elegance within the convenient downtown Skokie location.
New and incoming residents of Highpoint at 8000 North enjoy the exceptional and abundant shared amenities, including a rooftop deck with grilling area, fitness center, designer lounges for entertaining throughout the property, as well as a dog run and pet wash, game room, business center, coffee lounge, and more.
The project is a public-private partnership with the Village of Skokie and the Murphy Real Estate Services, with property management services provided by Lincoln Property Company.
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One Oak Brook Commons, a new, luxury rental community, announces it has surpassed the 50 percent leased milestone. The upscale 17-story, 250-unit apartment building is located at 2150 McDonald Drive in the heart of downtown Oak Brook, Illinois and offers studio to three-bedroom penthouse floor plans.
“We have been thrilled with the market’s reaction to One Oak Brook Commons. The unit finishes and community amenities have set a new standard in the area for luxury apartments,” said David Bach, Managing Director at Hines. “The building also offers direct walkability to Oakbrook Center’s premier dining and shopping, as well as easy access to top-tier golf courses, parks, polo fields, and employment centers.”
“There is significant and increasing demand for One Oak Brook Commons, as exemplified by its speed to achieve this milestone,” said Aaron Galvin, Luxury Living Chicago Realty’s Founder and CEO. “The luxury apartment building began pre-leasing in late 2021 and has achieved the highest rental rates in the suburbs. This quality of rental product has never been available in the western suburbs. We are attracting a diverse renter demographic from neighboring communities, downtown Chicago and quite a few out-of-state renters relocating for jobs nearby.”
Designed by Antunovich Associates and developed by Hines, One Oak Brook Commons is Oak Brook’s first luxury rental residential building. The high-rise sits at the center of Oak Brook Commons, a new mixed-use community featuring its own expansive selection of restaurants, retail, creative office space, medical office space, and a vibrant new park called “The Pitch.”
All 250 units feature high-end modern finishes, including quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting, wide-plank flooring and walk-in closets with modular systems. The development also offers residents downtown-quality community amenities, including an elevated pool deck, club-style fitness center, party room, indoor sports lounge with a golf simulator, and dog run.
First move-ins occurred in January 2022. Today pricing for one-bedroom units starts at $1,995 per month. Two-bedroom unit pricing begins at $2,995 per month, while limited three-bedroom units are available starting at $5,495 per month.
Potential renters also have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive lease incentives on select units.
The team responsible for bringing One Oak Brooks Commons to market is composed of the development team at Hines, management support from Willowick Residential, as well as leasing and marketing expertise from Luxury Living Chicago Realty. To learn more about the apartments and receive leasing updates, visit
A co-development and joint venture between Mavrek Development, GW Properties, and Luxury Living Chicago Realty announce plans for a mixed-use development in the heart of Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Designed by NORR, the property includes 248 Class A luxury apartments, 40,000 square feet of office, and 8,000 square of street-level retail on the northeast corner of E Grand Avenue and N St Clair.
The apartments are located at 218 E. Grand Ave., steps from Michigan Avenue shopping, dining and entertainment and walking distance to Lake Michigan and Northwestern Hospital campus. 
“We are excited to continue to develop and invest in Chicago,” said Adam Friedberg, Partner at Mavrek Development. “We’ve assembled a best-in-class team, and we are thrilled to have secured the opportunity to add to Streeterville’s skyline and ecosystem. With a Whole Foods steps from the development site and easy access to Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue, this is a prime location well suited for retail, office and multifamily.”
The development will feature a mix of floorplans ranging from studios to 2 Bedrooms with an emphasis on in-unit workspaces and private outdoor space to accommodate post-pandemic renter preferences. There will also be a suite of amenities, including an innovative package receiving service offering, state-of-the-art co-working lounge, specialized fitness center and outdoor pool and deck.  
“We have seen a shift in renter demand asking for more 1 Bedroom + den spaces and paying premiums for units with private outdoor space,” said Aaron Galvin, CEO/Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty. “As a co-developer, we can use the rental trends we are seeing in the market to inform the architecture, design, and operations of this property. We have every confidence this property will be well received in the market.”
In addition to the multifamily offering, the property will include Class-A office space with a rare flagship opportunity located at 535 N. St Clair. This is the first Class-A office delivery in Streeterville in several years. The two full floors of office space also include private outdoor space, modern ventilation systems and other intentional post-pandemic health safety elements. Office tenants will be able to enjoy the apartment amenities as an added benefit. 
“We’re seeing a flight to quality in the office market in Chicago,” stated Anthony Hrusovsky, Partner at Mavrek. “Companies are using new space and residential level amenity offerings to attract their employees back to the office. 
“535 St Clair will be the first of its kind in the Streeterville submarket, which we think will result in strong tenant demand,” added Shai Wolkowicki, Principal of GW Properties. 
The property will replace a parking garage located at 535 N St Clair. Demolition is expected to start mid-summer with groundbreaking by the end of the year. The office will be ready for tenant build outs to start Q3 2023, with the residential delivering in early 2024.
“This development is the culmination of many hours of hard work and team collaboration,” said Peter Koch, Partner at Mavrek. “The project is slated to begin construction in the Fall, and we are eager to get going."

Murphy Development Group’s luxury apartment development Highpoint at 8000 North kicked off leasing and welcomes its first residents. Luxury Living Chicago Realty serves as the exclusive marketing and leasing provider while Lincoln Property Company will provide property management services for Skokie's premier residential rental building. 


“Working closely with the Village of Skokie, we are excited for residents and prospective renters to experience Highpoint at 8000 North,” said Chris Horney, managing director of Murphy Development Group. “Murphy Development Group is proud to bring a luxury residential building with architectural significance to Skokie.”


Located in downtown Skokie at 8000 Lincoln Ave., Highpoint at 8000 North features a unique juxtaposition of esteemed traditional architecture from Lucien Lagrange with contemporary natural light-filled interiors that are luxuriously appointed. Incoming residents will experience metropolitan elegance in a convenient downtown Skokie location while enjoying excellent shared amenities which include a rooftop deck with grilling area, fitness center, designer lounges for entertaining throughout the property and a dog run and pet wash.


“​​The design of Highpoint was centered on bringing a sense of urban sophistication to this vital intersection of the city,” said Lucien Lagrange. “The fundamental decision to move the parking from underneath the residential tower allowed the building to engage the ground level and create opportunities for pedestrian oriented retail, a generous public courtyard, open air markets and an elegant sense of entry for the residents. The facade evokes a sense of permanence and security. They are punctuated by orderly residential windows and traditional detailing throughout that is executed with a modern touch. The consistent use of color at the building’s rounded corners, retail awnings and the roof level crown add a vibrant contribution to the new image of Skokie.”


First move-ins are already underway. The 153-unit, 12-story luxury apartment building offers studios starting at $1,750, one-bedrooms starting at $2,095, two-bedrooms starting at $2,950 and three-bedroom units starting at $4,395. Common amenities include a rooftop deck, fitness center, coffee lounge, business center, game room and more. 


“Demand for a luxury apartment product similar to what you would see in downtown Chicago has continued to grow in the suburbs. Highpoint at 8000 North is meeting demand with its rooftop views, excellent location and luxury finishes designed for today’s modern renter,” said Aaron Galvin, CEO & Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty, the brokerage firm exclusively marketing and leasing the property.  


This project is being developed as a public-private partnership with the Village of Skokie. 


After 14 years at the helm as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Luxury Living Chicago Realty (LLCR), Amy Galvin announced today she’s stepping into a new role with the company – Chief Culture Officer. 


“The pandemic has taught us all a lot about ourselves,” said Galvin. “Being at home with my daughters every day for a year was a gift, and it awakened me to how much I have devoted myself to growing LLCR and what other parts of my life deserve nurturing. The last 14 years have been some of the best and most exhilarating times of my life! However, as I look forward, I know it’s time for me to do things differently.”


In addition to being a mother, wife, executive and co-founder of LLCR, Galvin is also a certified professional coach and a Certified Fair Play Method Facilitator. In her new role, she will focus on setting culture strategy for LLCR and its more than 50 team members. In a post-pandemic world, Galvin says culture will be the key to the company’s future success. 


“This new role and direction honor my passion for personal and professional development for myself and all of the current and future team members at Luxury Living Chicago Realty,” Galvin said. “It also offers me the opportunity and space to dedicate time to meaningful things outside of LLCR, including raising my family, deepening my marriage, and championing women’s equality.”


Chris Faye, the current Director of Operations, steps into the role of Managing Director. He recently celebrated his fifth anniversary at the brokerage firm and has been a member of the company's leadership team for four years. 


LLCR’s Maggie Levinsohn has also been promoted to People Operations Manager from Experience Manager. Together, she and Galvin form the company’s Culture Operations Department, which supports LLCR’s core values and empowers team members through ensuring they are happy and supported beyond the day-to-day responsibilities of their careers.  


“I believe LLCR has some of its best and brightest days ahead,” said Galvin. “I could not be more excited about all of our futures, and I look forward to building something new for our LLCR family.”


Luxury Living Chicago Realty (LLCR) announces Panorama, a new BlitzLake development in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, has hit the 100% leased milestone. The 140-unit luxury apartment building began leasing in January of this year.

"We began pre-leasing Panorama in mid-January and are excited to announce that this is one of the fastest lease-ups we have ever completed," said Aaron Galvin, CEO & Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty, the exclusive marketing and leasing provider for Panorama. "This property delivered at the perfect time, offering renters an upscale yet attainable option in Lakeview."

Conveniently located at the northwest corner of Clark and School streets, the development offers luxury units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, new retail space, and parking for 22 vehicles. Created by noted architecture firm bKL Architects, Panorama features a masonry exterior with large, deep-set windows and the interior features premium finishes and amenities such as salt quartz countertops, Moen and Kohler chrome fixtures, nine-foot exposed concrete ceilings, and smart phone controlled door locks.

Panorama was designed to embody the spirit of community and convenience under one roof with additional community amenities including an on-site dog spa, Amazon hub package lockers, and lounges designed to meet work-from-home or private study needs.

The penthouse level is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center with private training, on-demand fitness, an expansive yoga room, and PELOTON and Technogym fitness equipment, a theater room, and a chef's kitchen as well as a rooftop terrace with sweeping views that inspired the building's name.

“When we set out to develop Panorama, the goal was to provide an alternative to the vintage walk-ups and aging high rises prevalent in the area,” said David Blitz, CEO of BlitzLake. “We are very proud of this asset and the market’s reaction to it.”

Panorama is well located for transit, including the Brown and Red Lines, as well as bus and bike routes to downtown. Bordering the Wrigleyville, Southport Corridor, and Boystown neighborhoods, residents are close to conveniences such as restaurants, farmer's markets, lakefront parks, and shopping. With a 96 Walk Score, this area of Lakeview has become a destination for both locals and transplants to the city.

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