Rubloff Company

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Rubloff Company was one of the largest and oldest real estate companies in the U.S. city of Chicago. Established in 1930, the founder, Arthur Rubloff, is known as “the man who changed the face of Chicago.” His pioneering ideas were catalysts for developments that brought a new splendor to Chicago’s city skyline. He is credited with coining the nickname Magnificent Mile for the section of North Michigan Avenue that includes the corporate headquarters of Rubloff Residential Properties, in the "Mag Mile" building on 980 North Michigan Avenue. Arthur Rubloff was responsible for some of the most notable and successful real estate developments in Chicago, including, The Brunswick Building, the Greyhound Bus Terminal, Evergreen Plaza Shopping Center and the Carl Sandburg Village.But the Carl Sandburg Village became controversial as it destroyed the community of the first Puerto Ricans to Chicago. This led to the protests of the 60's by the activist Lincoln Park group,the Young Lords.Rubloff was involved in hundreds of real estate deals during his career that helped to shape the city of Chicago. Arthur Rubloff died in 1986 at the age of 83. The company he built ultimately outlasted him and continued to grow.

Rubloff grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s, establishing its presence in twelve metropolitan areas, including; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Detroit, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Cleveland. In 1993, Rubloff sold its commercial operations including Rubloff Development Group, Inc., and concentrated its efforts on tackling Chicago's residential sector. In 1996 Howard Weinstein and Tom Horwich became co-owners. Today, Rubloff operates out of seven different offices, covering areas including the North Shore, Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, the South Loop and Harbor Country in Michigan. In 2006 Rubloff had gross revenues of $1.35 billion. Prudential acquired Rubloff in September, 2009.

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