ON REAL ESTATE
Blue Star Properties is a Chicago based full-service commercial real estate company responsible for the leasing, management, construction, design and activation of its properties.
By providing services in-house, Blue Star is able to better control costs, negotiate more creative deals, and provide increased individual attention for its various tenants — moreso than other commercial real estate firms.
Blue Star Properties performs all brokerage and legal components of lease negotiations in-house streamlining the leasing process to eliminate middleman. This ensures the fastest response time, getting tenants moved into their spaces 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.
Many of our projects incorporate entertainment and music venues, award-winning restaurants, and residential developments bringing people, cultural value and interest to the neighborhoods where our properties reside.
Passionate for transforming classic structures into modern workplaces, Blue Star focuses on the acquisition and revitalization of urban office, retail, and industrial properties to create truely unique places throughout the City of Chicago.
Craig Golden established Blue Star in 2008 with the goal of pursuing a wider range of projects after co-founding Sterling Bay in the late 1980’s. 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 30+ office, retail and industrial properties, breathing new life into all of the company’s acquisitions. Blue Star’s portfolio contains nearly two million square feet of commercial space.