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Our team is committed to helping you find a home in a location you love and offering the best customer service possible in property management. Naperville, Westfield, Houston, Ann Arbor, and Woodbury are just some of the locations in the country where we are assisting our valued customers to improve their quality of life with top-tier amenities, spacious floor plans, luxurious interiors, and other exceptional features.

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Going On

Our team is committed to helping you find a home in a location you love and offering the best customer service possible in property management. Naperville, Westfield, Houston, Ann Arbor, and Woodbury are just some of the locations in the country where we are assisting our valued customers to improve their quality of life with top-tier amenities, spacious floor plans, luxurious interiors, and other exceptional features.

FEBRUARY 2022

Parq Fulton

A new standard in luxury high rise living. Parq Fulton at 1400 W Randolph boasts sweeping views of the city skyline from Chicago's trendy Fulton Market neighborhood. The building will feature a rooftop pool, two fitness centers, a yoga studio, dog park and resident co-working areas, as well as a bike room, package room and resident lounge. COMING EARLY 2022.

FEBRUARY 2022

Evo Union Park

Introducing another exceptional Marquette project in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. Evo Union Park at 1454 W Randolph will offer a fitness center, private fitness studio, resident co-working spaces and more. COMING EARLY 2022.

JULY 2021

5 Tips to Finding Your Apartment Home in the City

We know searching for a new home can be a long and arduous process, taking weeks and even months to find a new apartment. With so many local apartment homes and prices constantly fluctuating, the search can be daunting. It can be tough to know where to start, so we put together a few tips to help you find the right home for your needs. 1. Figure Out a Budget One of the most important factors in finding a new place is price. With housing on the rise, it can be harder to find places within your price range. Location and season can affect pricing, so do some research on the city in which you’d like to live. What are market prices in specific areas? Ask around to see what other people are paying. Newer places may have a lot more included amenities for the price, so figure external factors into your budget. 2. Consider the Commute and Location Carefully If you already have a job and know your place of work, consider the commute. What is the traffic like in the area? Are there buses, trains, and ample local transportation options? Do you want to be close to other specific amenities? These are all questions to consider when choosing a place, as your commute length may make or break your day. Some suburbs and neighborhoods have very different cultures than others, so go explore a bit if you can to see where you think you’d be happiest. 3. Make a List of Things You Cannot Live Without Do you need an office? How many bathrooms do you want? Are pets in the picture? Do you have to have an onsite gym? These things may matter to you or not, but be sure to figure out what does matter and write it all down. This will narrow your search to realistic options. 4. Be Patient, If You Can, and Take Tours! Finding a dream home can take time, so do not rush into a situation where you may be miserable. If you cannot afford to wait, consider hiring a real estate agent or broker to help you in your search. They have access to a lot of information that you may not have, so the finder’s fee may be worth it. They can also set up tours for you and get you into more places than you would yourself. 5. Ask a Lot of Questions Property managers are in their positions for a purpose. Utilize them as much as you can, asking questions about the apartments you are interested in before you even tour them. Does the property charge for parking? Pets? If you aren’t going to pay them for parking, what are the other options? What amenities are included? Does the property factor utilities into the price? This could save hundreds of dollars! Is renter’s insurance required? Trash? Recycle? Maintenance? Landscaping? These are all important things to consider. Marquette Management is here to help with any questions you may have about our properties. Contact us here or give us a call at 630-320-0550 with any questions about our properties!

JULY 2021

Top Apartment Homes for Chicago Commuters

The Best Apartments for Chicago Commuters If you are moving to Chicago for work, or already work in the area and need a new place to live, we have you covered. Our team at Marquette manages multiple properties in the Chicago area, offering multiple options for those working locally. From the suburbs to downtown, here are some of the top Chicago apartments we manage. Catalyst Chicago Located in the heart of Downtown Chicago, this luxury apartment complex has a lot to love. One of our higher-end apartment homes, Catalyst includes a rooftop Zen garden, yoga studio and fitness center, as well as easy access to the West Loop. Green and Pink Line are right outside, with easy access to I-90 and I-94. This is every Chicago commuter’s dream. City View at the Highlands A 2019 Apartment Ratings Top Rated Award winner, City View at the Highlands is a perfect apartment home in the western Chicago area. Located in Lombard, close to Midwestern University, I-88 and the tech corridor, and I-355, you can easily be on the highway in no time to get wherever you need to go. Foxboro Apartments With a fresh new look and renovations such as the brand new fitness center, Foxboro Apartments in the northern Chicago suburbs offers upscale living in Wheeling, IL. With quick access to major thoroughfares like I-294 and the Wheeling Metra Station, this upscale community is a great option for those commuting into Chicago. Nature, dining, and shopping are abundant in the area for an amazing mix of city and suburban lifestyle. Willow Crossing Our closest apartment home to O’Hare International Airport, Willow Crossing Apartments offers the ease of being by the airport while also putting you minutes from 290 into downtown. This central location offers ease of access to anything in the Chicago metro area. Nature lovers will enjoy the Busse woods just to the north, while our amenities include two outdoor pools, a redesigned clubhouse, and a pet-friendly community complete with our own dog park. Brookdale on the Park For those working closer to Naperville or the tech corridor who also want a spacious, serene location, Brookdale on the Park is a fantastic option. With towering trees, walks by the lake, and easy access to I-88, it’s the perfect combination of peaceful and easy living. We are surrounded by forest preserves such as Springbrook to the south, with downtown Naperville offering dining and shopping galore. With so many great options in the Chicago area, it’s easy to see why we have some of the best options for those working and commuting in the Chicago metropolitan area. Have questions about Marquette Management or the properties we manage? Feel free to contact us!

JUNE 2021

Let’s Eat: Four of Our Favorite Fourth of July Recipes

We put together four of the best Fourth of July Recipes we love so you can prepare for an amazing Independence Day. We start with a salad, then our favorite side dish, entree, and dessert. Enjoy! The Preamble : Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Salad Salads are a great way to start the party off with some color and the fresh taste of summer. Since the grill is usually running anyway on the Fourth of July, this Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Salad brings together the unique richness of goat cheese and the juicy tang of summer peaches. Ingredients 2 firm ripe peaches, quartered (about 1 lb.) 2 (5-oz.) packages baby arugula 1 cup crumbled goat cheese 3/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves 3/4 cup roughly chopped toasted pistachios 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Directions Preheat the grill to high (450°F to 550°F). Put peaches, cut sides down, on oiled grate. Grill, uncovered, until charred, or 4 minutes, grilling on all sides. Toss arugula, feta, mint, and pistachios in a large salad bowl. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. At this point you can either drizzle vinaigrette over arugula and toss to combine and serve, or keep the dressing separate to stop the leaves from getting soggy. Serve grilled peaches over salad. The Side Show: Healthy Potato Salad To go with the theme of fresh and healthy, without sacrificing taste, our side dish is a Healthy Potato Salad. This recipe uses more greek yogurt and less mayo, so you can feel good about what you’re eating without people even realizing the difference. Ingredients 2 lbs baby potatoes Yukon gold or red potatoes 3 eggs large 3/4 cup pickles sauerkraut or fresh cucumber, diced 5 tbsp red onion finely chopped 4 tbsp dill finely chopped 1 tbsp yellow mustard 1 tbsp any light colour vinegar 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2%+ fat 1/4 cup mayo 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Directions Potatoes and eggs on the stove: In a medium pot, add potatoes, eggs and enough cold water to cover. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook for 7 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon into a bowl with cold water. Keep cooking potatoes more depending on size: baby – extra 10 mins, medium – 20 mins, large – 25 mins. To cook potatoes in Instant Pot: To 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot, add 1 cup cold water, basket or trivet and place potatoes on top. Cook on High Pressure with Quick Release: baby potatoes – 10 mins, medium 12 mins, large – 15 mins. Then you will have to make Instant Pot eggs separately or boil them on the stove for 7 minutes. Drain potatoes and let cool for 20 minutes uncovered. Meanwhile, prepare and add to a large salad bowl: pickles, red onion, dill, mustard, vinegar, yogurt, mayo, salt and pepper, cut to your preference. Chop the eggs and add to the bowl. Cut potatoes into desired size pieces – cubes or diced. Add to the bowl and gently stir salad with a large spoon. Chill for 3 hours or overnight before serving. Serve cold with corn on the cob, grilled chicken breast or turkey burgers. Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days The Main Event: Perfectly grilled BBQ Ribs You can have perfectly grilled ribs on the Fourth of July without the cost of expensive BBQ restaurants. Here’s how! Ingredients: Enough ribs for your company - 1-3 racks of St. Louis Spare Ribs Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Coriander, Onion Powder, and Cayenne (if you want spice) (for the rub) Your favorite BBQ sauce (if you want wet ribs) Aluminum foil Baking sheet(s) Directions Lay out a piece of foil twice the length of each rack of ribs on a baking sheet. Use one baking sheet for each rack. Place the ribs in the middle of the foil, and sprinkle the salt, pepper, and spices on the whole rack of ribs. Be careful not to use too much salt or pepper, but everything else can be used liberally. Pat the rub into the meat. Turn the ribs over and repeat on the other side Wrap the ribs in two layers of foil, making sure to crinkle the edges up so the juices don’t leak. Bake in the oven, meat side down, on center oven racks at 300 for 2 hours, or until the ribs start to peel away from the bone. You don’t want them falling off completely. Turn the grill on medium-high and sear the baked ribs on each side for about ten minutes. You can add BBQ sauce if you want in the last few minutes of searing to create that sticky glaze. Serve with your favorite sauces! The Finale: Red, White, and Blueberry Pie Ingredients Crust 1/2 vanilla bean 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 11 graham crackers (2 1/2 x 5 inch boards), broken into pieces Filling 6 cups blueberries (about 3 pints), divided 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest, divided 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup cornstarch 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup total raspberries and/or strawberries, sliced if large, for garnish Pan 1 9-inch pie pan, preferably deep dish Instructions Crust Preheat oven to 350°F. Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla bean seeds and salt. Let cool slightly. In a food processor, blend graham crackers until finely ground. Add butter mixture and pulse until well combined. Press mixture into bottom and sides of pie pan. Bake until lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on a wire rack at least 30 minutes. Filling Reserve 1/2 cup blueberries for garnish, set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the orange juice, 2/3 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, and salt, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Add the remaining 5 1/2 cups blueberries. Stir in the cornstarch and bring to a low boil. Stir constantly, gently mashing the berries with the back of a spoon until broken down and thickened, 1 minute. Remove from heat and spoon into pie crust. If you have extra filling, save to enjoy over yogurt or ice cream. Let the filled pie cool for 15 minutes. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or up to 1 day. Finishing Touch In a large bowl, beat the cream to very soft peaks. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, and vanilla extract into the cream and beat until soft peaks return. Do not over beat. Spread whipped cream in center of pie, leaving a 1 inch border of visible blueberry filling. Top with reserved blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in center of pie. Feel free to leave comments below with your questions or favorite recipes!