Chicago Real Estate In A Class By Itself

Trump Tower Chicago

Trump Tower in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Photo by Flickr/John Pickens Photography

Trump Tower Chicago

Trump Tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Photo by Flickr/John Pickens Photography

Many of my clients shopping for luxury real estate are looking for anything but a run-of-the-mill property. They want something that stands apart from everything else on the market, whether that includes special features or amenities, a prime location or an iconic name that’s synonymous with luxury living.
The first building I always introduce my clients to is Trump Tower. This is one of my favorite buildings in the entire city of Chicago. And I’m not alone—a 14,000 square foot raw penthouse just sold in the building, marking the most expensive residential sale ever in Chicago real estate.
I think what appeals the most to my clients (and myself!) about Trump Tower is the endless list of amenities and the impeccable design that stands out in the Chicago skyline. I am originally from New York, and this building reminds me so much of Manhattan, with all of the panache but a considerably lower cost of living. Having sold two units in the building—one for $1.2 million and one for $2.7 million—I think buyers interested in Trump Tower are interested in the pampering that comes along with it. Take a look at some of the amenities and services offered here:

  • A 23,000 square foot health club and spa
  • In-building dining and nightlife at Rebar, Sixteen or the Terrace at Trump
  • Around-the-clock service from a top-notch staff, who provide everything from valet parking to in-room dining
  • A riverwalk made up of 1.2 acres of outdoor space, with retail shops, public relaxation areas, pristine landscaping and unparalleled views of the city.


Photos from the raw interior of Trump Tower’s 14,000 square foot penthouse, which just sold for $17 million.

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With 14,000 square feet of un-designed space, the 89th-floor penthouse is a blank canvas for the new buyer, who paid all cash for the unit. This Chicago condos boasts 360-degree views of the city below, including a sprawling Lake Michigan, the Chicago river and the architectural skyline.
As far as getting it move-in ready, the buyer told the Chicago Tribune that he plans to work with the floor plan to customize it for entertaining and guests as well as a second home for his family. He also said Trump Tower in Chicago is unlike anything else in the city, saying “There are other high rises, but nothing quite as exotic as this.”
I must say, I couldn’t agree more. If you’d like to experience Trump Tower Chicago in person or see what’s on the market now, contact me for a personal tour at (312) 498-5080 or email me at