Chicago-area experts call out 2016 real estate trends

Wellness, gardens and package deliveries important for 2016 buyers and renters
  • A group of Chicago-area professionals in residential real estate went trend-spotting for 2016.
  • They identified eight key areas of amenities for buyers and renters.
  • Predictions include a focus on wellness, less expensive master baths, and upscale secondary spaces.

A group of Chicago-area builders, developers, architects, designers and brokers put their collective heads together to concoct this list of residential real estate trends for the year ahead. Trends include mindfulness, smaller spaces, minimalist design and catering to both millennials and baby boomers.