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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 3 - Summer - Ludacris

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118  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM TSCHETTER (LUXE ON CHICAGO ROOFTOP); RENDERING COURTESY OF FITZGERALD ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS (727 W. MADISON); COURTESY OF SCB (THE SINCLAIR); COURTESY OF FIFIELD COMPANIES (FIFIELDS) Real estate development duo Randy and Steve Fifield (inset) are blazing a trail with luxury rental projects like (clockwise from here) The Sinclair, set to open this summer; the recently finished Luxe on Chicago; and the much-anticipated 2018 project 727 W. Madison. Visionaries change their worlds. They think big. They execute. But most significantly, they fill a need before we even know it's there. Judging from the thousands of contented tenants who live in Randy and Steve Fifield's luxurious Chicago towers—all architectural show-stoppers packed with exceptional amenities—the duo are visionaries of the highest order. Recent projects seal their spot as the royal couple of luxe rentals: NEXT (347 W. Chestnut St., 312-361- 3199; in River North; The Sinclair (1201 N. LaSalle Dr., 312-260-3712; sinclair in the Gold Coast; and 727 W. Madison (312-855- 1600; in the West Loop, set for a 2018 delivery. Signature amenities—from gourmet coffee bars and dog runs to outdoor pools and yoga studios—reign supreme at NEXT and The Sinclair, but the latter "is the most over the top yet," says Steve, pointing to a 35,000-square-foot outdoor deck (the city's largest) and a fully stocked fitness center. How did the pair hit on their current business model? Steve says it was Randy's brainchild. "I'd done offices for decades, but Randy was a residen- tial developer and talked me into doing a condo conversion with her in 1999," he explains. "We never expected it to WITH THIS SUMMER'S DEBUT OF SLEEK RESIDENTIAL TOWER THE SINCLAIR, FIFIELD COMPANIES STAKES ITS CLAIM AS THE LEADER OF CHICAGO'S LUXURY RENTAL SCENE. BY LISA SKOLNIK RENT TO OHHH! SPACE HAUTE PROPERT Y

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