Pre-Leasing Begins at Boutique Rental Tower 8 East Huron in Chicago’s River NorthSeptember 22, 2017
CA Residential LLC, the multifamily investment and development division of Chicago-based CA Ventures, has announced the start of pre-leasing at 8 East Huron, a 102-unit boutique luxury rental building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood that is scheduled to open this fall. Luxury Living Chicago Realty is the exclusive marketing and leasing brokerage for the 26-story tower, while The Habitat Company will manage the property.
“8 East Huron is the ideal residential option for today’s sophisticated urban renter who has graduated from living in a massive high-rise but still wants five-star amenities with access to everything the River North and Gold Coast neighborhoods have to offer,” said Bob Flannery, chief operating officer of CA Ventures. “Nearly all apartments are corner units, with only four units on some floors. A central location in one of the most desirable downtown neighborhoods puts residents within walking distance of the city’s greatest amenities, including the shops and restaurants of the Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile. Yet, for all the action outside its front door, 8 East Huron provides a level of intimacy and privacy rarely available in a full-amenity rental building.”
Wrapped entirely in glass, the building boasts spectacular city views and its own private art collection curated by the Chicago Art Source and displayed throughout common areas. The community’s junior one-, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as ultra-luxury three-bedroom, 3½-bath suites located on the 22nd and 23rd floors, range in size from 540 to 2,680 square feet, with rents between $2,195 and $15,995. All units are outfitted with high-end finishes, including wood plank flooring throughout living areas, Miele appliances, quartz countertops, custom Snaidero cabinetry, and Grohe and Kohler plumbing fixtures. In addition, apartments include in-unit washer and dryer, with private balconies in select plans.
8 East Huron also features 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space, located on the 24th floor. Amenities include an outdoor infinity-edge stainless steel pool adjacent to a sun deck and outdoor grilling stations. Additionally, residents will have access to a demonstration kitchen with professional-grade appliances; resident lounge; media room; fitness center with yoga room; and on-site pet spa with dog run. The amenity offerings will be complemented by an extensive service staff that includes a 24-hour concierge attendant.
“8 East Huron is an exciting example of what Chicago renters can expect when three world-class industry experts — CA Ventures, Habitat and Luxury Living Chicago – work together to redefine upscale rental living in the city,” said Sheila Byrne, executive vice president of property management of The Habitat Company. “Beyond its prime location, this building will exceed the expectations of discerning residents who demand thoughtfully designed floor plans, service-based conveniences and top-notch amenities – all with a twist of innovation and creativity.”
Because the building is still under construction, the Luxury Living Chicago leasing team is offering a virtual realty experience that allows interested renters to see select apartments and amenities from every angle, just as if they were standing in the real building.
“8 East Huron is such an impressive building that we couldn’t just tell renters what they could expect from it; we wanted them to experience it for themselves,” said Aaron Galvin, founder and CEO of Luxury Living Chicago Realty. “Unique amenities like the modern rooftop with its infinity-edge stainless steel pool come to life through the VR tour, allowing prospective residents to envision themselves relaxing by the pool or grilling with friends. Response from the market has been tremendous, with the building already 20 percent pre-leased.”
Residents of 8 East Huron will be steps away from a host of conveniences and entertainment options, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Eataly, the AMC 600 North Michigan 9 movie theater and numerous restaurants.
Leasing for 8 East Huron is currently being conducted by appointment only. For more information on the community, or to schedule a virtual reality tour, visit www.8easthuron.com.
About CA Ventures/CA Residential, LLC:
CA Ventures LLC is a Chicago-based real estate investment holding company whose international portfolio includes $6.7 billion in assets throughout the U.S. and Latin America. While initially focused on student housing, CA Ventures has since diversified into other sectors, including office, senior lifestyle, multifamily, and hospitality. In addition to development and renovation, the firm specializes in institutional joint ventures; value add investing; equity and debt sourcing; and asset management services. CA Ventures serves as the holding company for the CA family of companies, including CA Student Living, CA Office / Vanderbilt Partners, CA Senior, CA Residential, CA International, CA Hospitality, and CA Asset Services. For more information, visit www.ca-ventures.com.
About The Habitat Company:
Founded in 1971, The Habitat Company is a full-service residential real estate company specializing in property management, acquisitions and development. One of the largest residential property developers and managers in the United States, with more than 22,000 units, valued at over $3 billion, under management across five states, the company’s portfolio spans a range of property types, from mid- and high-rise condominium, apartment and adaptive reuse developments to senior and affordable housing communities. Headquartered in Chicago, with more than 800 employees throughout the United States, Habitat is dedicated to improving the communities it serves through innovation and a commitment to excellence. For more information, visit www.habitat.com.
About Luxury Living Chicago Realty:
Luxury Living Chicago Realty is a boutique, luxury brokerage with a focus on residential rentals. Luxury Living Chicago provides clients with an unparalleled level of service, market knowledge, and access. Since 2003, Luxury Living Chicago Realty’s founder and CEO, Aaron Galvin, has rented more than 4,500 apartments and condos with revenue exceeding $125 million. For the past four years, the Chicago Association of Realtors ranked him as Top Producer Overall in Rental Revenue and ranked him among the top 1 percent of all residential rental brokers in Chicagoland. Luxury Living Chicago’s website and its blog, the Luxury Chicago Apartment Update, average 35,000 hits each month from renters and lessors seeking in-depth analysis of what’s driving luxury rental decisions and the Chicago rental market. For more information, visit www.luxurychicagoapartments.com.