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chi-co-living (2) A three-bedroom suite at ARC at Old Colony in downtown Chicago — formerly the historic Old Colony building — which CA Ventures completely renovated and transformed into an amenity-rich rental building for students and young professionals.

CHICAGO—Luxury rental buildings have become some of the hottest properties in the nation’s urban cores, but many of the millennials that could make up a good portion of the renters may feel priced out of this housing. Some operators have gotten creative, and decided to encourage young renters to share apartments by signing leases for individual bedrooms, rather than for whole units, and continue the co-living arrangements they probably had during college.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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