Rentals in Trump Tower Chicago – 401 N. Wabash Inventory Update

Here is your rental update with regard to Rentals at 401 N. Wabash, Trump Tower Residences, in Chicago. For those of you not familiar with the building, all rentals available are condos that are individually owned. Trump Tower in Chicago is broken up into two “sections” one being the hotel and the other being condominium residences. Trump Tower Chicago features an indoor pool, full health club and space, 24hr concierge, doorstaff, security, available room service, private and valet parking…the list goes on.

Studios: Studios start on the low end at $2,200 but many rent in the $2,400 / $2,700 range. The square footage of studio units range from 580 to 745sf.

One Bedrooms: There are two “style” One Bedrooms in the building. Standard 1 Bedrooms range from 928sf up to 1071sf. Larger One Bedrooms range from 1314sf to over 1400sf. The smaller One Bedrooms typically rent from $3,200 on the low side up to $4,000 depending on square footage, floor height and time of year. The larger One Bedrooms can rent from $4,500/mo to well over $5,000/mo depending on the view. Some of the larger One Bedrooms face the IBM building so these units will of course rent at a cheaper price.

Two Bedrooms: Currently the cheapest Two Bedroom on the market is listed at $6,500 and is an “F” unit which on lower floors faces the IBM building. Two Bedrooms can rent for as high as $10,000/$11,000 per month. These are larger Two Bedrooms, however, with South and East views. Most Two Bedrooms range from just over 1,800sf to over 2,700sf. There are some smaller “C” tiered units on lower floors which are 1500sf.

Three Bedrooms: Currently there are only two 3 Bedrooms on the market priced at $11,000 and $12,000 per month. Some have rented for north of $14,000/mo.


Paul Blackburn is an Illinois licensed Realtor and Broker with @ Properties in Chicago. He can always be reached via e-mail at


If you are looking for a luxury condo to rent in Chicago where do you start? What buildings are top quality but at the same time typically have the great amount of condos for rent? What are the most luxurious buildings in Chicago?

First – I have yet to find an “all rental building” that is anything close to luxury. Even some of the most expensive per square foot pale in comparison to condo buildings. That is why, if you are looking for a luxury rental, you should avoid most rental buildings and look to rent a condo. For those of you relocating from a different area it is good for you to know that Chicago does have a very strong rental market. Because of the strong rental market prices have increased substantially over the past two years. At the end of the day however, if you want to spend the money you can find what you want for lease.

Lets discuss some of the most popular condo buildings that will almost always have condos up for rent:

Trump Tower – 401 N. Wabash

Trump Tower is located on the edge of River North. It is on the corner of the river and Wabash Ave. Trump Tower is a full amenity building and also comes with all the amenities of the hotel since the hotel is located in the same building. Condos in Trump start on the 29th floor and carry upwards to the Penthouse on the 89th floor (sorry that isn’t for rent!). Pricing in Trump will of course vary with availability but you are typically looking at he following:

1 Bedrooms in Trump starting at $3,400/mo

2 Bedrooms in Trump starting at $6,000/mo for units with obstructed view by IBM building. $7,500/mo for units with views

3 Bedrooms in Trump starting at $9,000/mo but many have been renting in excess of $12,000 to $14,000 this summer.


340 On the Park located at 340 E. Randolph

340 On the Park is Chicago’s first LEED certified all residential building. It was completed in 2008 and is located in the Lake Shore East neighborhood. Not familiar with that location? Lake Shore East is on the South side of the river where the river meets Lake Shore Drive. 340 E. Randolph is the blue glass building you may have noticed while traveling north on LSD. This property over looks Millennium Park.

While this condo building doesn’t have a great deal of rentals in the building it does occasionally offer you some options. You’ll notice in this building that living spaces are huge and 1 Bedrooms start around 1200sf. The building itself features an indoor pool, large fitness center, lounge area, winter garden, 24hr door staff, etc. The finishes in this building are actually above Trump in my opinion. Higher quality stones from bathroom tile to kitchen counters were used and the use of the space in each unit is definitely maximized.

One Bedrooms at 340 On the Park start around: $3,000/mo. They can sometimes be had for cheaper or demand more depending on time of year and view.

Two Bedrooms at 340 On the Park start around $4,500 on the low end but don’t be surprised if you see them listed at or around $5,o00.

Three Bedrooms at 340 On the Park will start around $7,000/mo


600 North Lake Shore Drive

600 N. Lake Shore Drive is broken up into two towers. The building is lower on amenities in the fact that it does not have a pool but does have a nice fitness and business center along with an amazing rooftop deck in addition to having a gorgeous lobby. Security at this building has always been a top priority and you will always see two door staff on duty.

This building is a slight step down from Trump or 340 on the Park due to finishes. However, the quality is still excellent and the living space is well utilized. The building is located in the Streeterville neighborhood and well, you can tell from the address it is right on Lake Shore Drive! To help you understand the location a bit better it is good to note that 600 N. Lake Shore Drive is just north of Navy Pier and the building sits a few feet south of the W Hotel Lake Shore.

One Bedrooms in this building will typically start in the mid $2,000s (around $2,500 on up).

Two Bedrooms in this building will typically be priced around $4,000/mo give or take.

Three Bedrooms will vary in the building depending on size and view. They can be priced around $5,500 or upwards to $8,000/9,000 per month. Realistically I think around $6,500 to $7,000 is a good price for a 3 Bed in this building that has both good views and space.


The Fordham 25 E. Superior

The Fordham was in 2003 and at the time was considered the most luxurious of new construction buildings in Chicago. It is still considered one of the best buildings due to its service and amenities. The building not only has superior door staff but also has concierge available along with private wine cellars & humidors. Indoor Pool, Fitness Center and lounge are some of the other amenities. The feelings of this building is much more traditional than when compared with buildings such as Trump or 340 On the Park which take on a more modern design concept.

One Bedrooms will start around $2,200 to $2,500 depending on the unit and view.

Two Bedrooms will start around $4,000/mo and can vary a bit lower for some of the smallest 2 bed plans or more for the larger, higher floor 2 Bedrooms

Three Bedrooms will start around $5,000/mo but can easily rent for above $7,000 or 8,000 depending on the square footage, layout, view etc.

The Fordham also has a similar building next door called The Pinnacle at 21 E. Huron. This building is very similar (personally I like it a bit better) but they do have a rental cap in place that has been exceeded so you won’t see as many rentals come to market in this building. Pricing, however, is very similar to that of the Fordham.


The Elysian 11 E. Walton

The Elysian is the newest luxury building in Chicago. It features only 51 units that are either half floor units or full floor units. Yes, believe it or not some have come up for rent. This building is a full amenity building connected to what was the Elysian Hotel which is now the Waldorf Astoria. Options such as Room Service exist along with the typical high end amenities you would expect. Exclusivity and amazing location is what draws renters and buyers to this property. It is traditional in nature but well designed with modern touches.

Rents in this building range from $14,000/mo up to roughly $40,000 for full floor units. None are available at the current time.


1211 S. Prairie – South Loop “Museum Park”

1211 S Prairie is the premier building of the South Loop. It is located in Museum Park which starts at the corner of Lake Shore Drive & Roosevelt. This building specifically has a dome shaped top which is light up at night in the color blue. This may help you remember it. This building has both indoor and outdoor pool, large party room and sundeck along with a great gym facility.

One Bedrooms range from $2,200/mo on up

Two Bedrooms range from roughly $3,500 on up

Three Bedrooms come in different sizes. The smaller ones will start around $4,000/$4,500 with the larger three bedrooms on higher floors starting above $5,000 and rising up from there.


Luxury Single Family rentals exist throughout the city of Chicago but are most prominent in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Newer construction single family homes with 4 bedrooms will typically start around $6,000/mo and go up to $15,000 or higher. More economical options around $4,000 to $5,000 a month can be had in areas such as North Center, Lincoln Square and occasionally areas such as Edgewater  or Andersonville.

Single Family rentals in areas such as the Gold Coast and River North are possibilities but they are few and far in between if any are on the market at all. Here you are looking at pricing above $12,000 sometimes ranging up to $20,000.

For more information on Luxury Condos Rentals or Luxury Single Family Rentals in Chicago please e-mail Paul Blackburn at   Paul Blackburn is an Illinois licensed Realtor & Associate Broker with @ Properties in Chicago.


Here is a complete list of available condos for rent in Trump Hotel & Tower Chicago located at 401 N. Wabash



Unit 39F  –  $2,500


Unit 70B  –  $3,400

Unit 42E  –  $3,400

Unit 49J  –  $5,500 (1475sf)

Unit 53G  –  $5,950 (1419sf)


Unit 46H  –  $7,100

Unit 60F  –  $7,800


Unit 78A  –  $11,500

Unit 74A  –  $14,000

Unit 88A  –  $22,000 (6,400sf)


Paul Blackburn is an Illinois licensed Realtor and Associate Broker with @ Properties in Chicago. He can be reached 24/7 via e-mail at whether you have questions or you would like to view any property.