Blue Star Properties is a Chicago-based commercial real estate company known for the acquisition and revitalization of urban retail, office, and mixed-use properties in and around Chicago.
After co-founding Sterling Bay with his high school friend Scott Goodman in the late 1980’s, Craig Golden established Blue Star in 2008 with the goal of pursuing a wider range of projects.
Along with more traditional commercial real estate endeavors, Craig has cleverly incorporated his love for music and dining into the company.
Blue Star is currently involved in a variety of restaurants and music venues throughout the city of Chicago.
Since first opening its doors in 2008, Blue Star has renovated more than thirty office, retail and industrial properties, breathing new life into all of the company’s acquisitions. With a passion for redeveloping older structures to fit in a modern workplace, Blue Star’s portfolio contains nearly two million square feet of commercial space.
Blue Star is a full-service commercial real estate company responsible for the management, leasing, construction, design and activation of its properties. Providing services in-house allows Blue Star to be more efficient, nimble and creative than other commercial real estate firms.
Passionate for transforming classic structures into modern workplaces, Blue Star focuses on revitalizing office, retail, and industrial properties to create true custom workplaces throughout the City of Chicago.
Blue Star Properties performs all of its lease negotiations in-house. Performing the brokerage and legal components of leases enables Blue Star to streamline the leasing process and eliminate the middleman.
Moreover, this allows Blue Star to ensure the fastest response time getting tenants moved into their spaces quickly and with minimal business disruption.
Our Property Managers work closely with the construction and maintenance staff to create efficient and effective commercial assets.
Blue Star works closely with tenants to provide unique office space. The design team works directly with existing and potential tenants to customize space to serve the needs specific to their businesses.
Blue Star is a licensed general contractor that works for the sole benefit of its own properties.