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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.
Learn more about the apartments at www.panoramachicago.com.