CNBC star buys in Lake Forest
Entrepreneur and television personality Marcus Lemonis paid $1.65 million recently for a three-bedroom home in north suburban Lake Forest, county records show. The 2,068-square-foot Cape Cod on Spring Lane was built in 1971 on a one-acre lot near Lake Michigan, according to a listing. The home also includes two fireplaces, brick and wood floors and a backyard patio. What the seller, the Edward Baker Jenner Jr. trust, paid for the home could not be determined, and the seller could not be reached for comment. Mr. Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World, among other businesses, and star of CNBC's “The Profit,” did not return messages.
Auto parts exec buys Pinnacle penthouse
George Thanopoulos, CEO of automotive parts manufacturer HHI Group Holdings LLC, is the buyer of a full-floor River North penthouse that recently sold for $6.5 million, according to county records. The three-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot condominium on the 45th floor of the Pinnacle, a 49-story tower at 21 E. Huron St., includes a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, fully automated drapes, four balconies and two large terraces offering panoramic views of Chicago, according to a listing. Mr. Thanopoulos did not return messages left at Royal Oaks, Mich.-based HHI.
Ernst & Young exec buys Lincoln Park foreclosure
A partner in the Chicago office of professional services firm Ernst & Young paid $1.95 million last month for a bank-owned, seven-bedroom Lincoln Park home, county records show. The home on Wrightwood Avenue was built in 2010 with his-and-her master bathrooms, an elevator and multiple outdoor spaces including garage and roof decks and three balconies, said listing agent Jeanne Martini of Kinzie Real Estate Group LLC. Records show the home's builder paid $1.1 million in 2006 for the property before losing it to foreclosure last year. The loan foreclosed on was issued for $2.4 million in 2007; the outstanding balance at time of foreclosure could not be determined. A spokesman for the lender, BMO Harris Bank N.A., declined to comment. The buyer, Josephine Bahl, did not return messages.
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