215 West Apartments Celebrates Grand Opening

CHICAGO, IL - On July 22nd, Jupiter Realty celebrated the grand opening of its signature residential property, 215 West. Located at 215 West Washington Street, the building is the first high-rise apartment residence inside The Loop in the last 15 years, and is among the first to be developed for LEED certification.

"The opening of 215 West is the culmination of a vision by Jupiter Realty Company and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers to bring sustainable apartment living to the Central Business District," said Kellie DeVilbiss, President of Jupiter Communities, the firm selected by the developers to lease up and manage the property. "We are thrilled to offer our residents a complete lifestyle experience with luxury apartment homes, a full suite of amenities, eco-friendly features, and a premier location in the center of all that Chicago has to offer."

The 50-story development features 389 apartment homes including studio/convertible, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences, all of which include high-end finishes, energy-efficient appliances and water-saving plumbing fixtures. The property's signature feature is its 30,000 square foot landscaped green roof terrace with pool. In addition, 215 West includes an amenities floor with cinema-quality media room, fitness center and steam rooms, business center and library, massage therapy room, and game room. 215 West's commitment to sustainable design provides residents with cost savings while helping them decrease their overall environmental impact. The building also provides bicycle storage and Zipcar® access to encourage alternative means of transportation.

"We have enjoyed a strong response from the community. Move-ins began April 1 and we are excited to welcome residents to 215 West," said DeVilbiss. "We are confident that our unique blend of luxurious, sustainable features and amenities will continue to attract residents to premier living inside The Loop."

Developed by Jupiter Realty Company in partnership with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, the 50-story building at 215 West Washington features 389 studio/convertible, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment homes. The tower also includes an attached 12-story parking garage and 14,000 square feet of retail space at street level. Each residence at 215 West features stainless steel Frigidaire® Energy Star® appliances, granite countertops, a washer and dryer, generous closet space and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the city. Additionally, the building is pet friendly and offers a wide selection of amenities for residents to enjoy including a 24-hour door attendant, fitness club, steam and massage therapy rooms, cyber lounge, theater, game room, party room, and high-tech business center and library. The building also features a landscaped green roof featuring outdoor seating, grilling areas, a pool, and sundeck.

Chicago-based Jupiter Realty Company was incorporated as a privately held, vertically integrated development, investment and management firm in 1985. The company acquires, develops, finances, renovates, repositions, and manages office buildings, hotels, garden and high-rise apartments, shopping centers, free-standing retail stores, industrial buildings, mixed-use properties and land. Jupiter Realty and its subsidiaries and affiliates operate nationally with a focus on the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest.

Jupiter Communities is a full-service multifamily property management company with more than 12,000 apartment units under management nationwide. The leadership at Jupiter Communities boasts more than 50 years of industry experience managing and maximizing the value of apartment communities across the nation, giving it the ability to offer expert advice and superior services including property management, valuations and market studies, accounting, due diligence, dispositions, and construction management.

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