Embracing the Soul of Bronzeville – A Cultural Gem in Chicago’s South Side

In the heart of Chicago’s South Side lies the neighborhood of Bronzeville, a living testament to the vibrant tapestry of African-American culture and history. Stepping into Bronzeville is like stepping into a storybook, where the past, present, and future converge to create a narrative that resonates with the beating heart of a spirited community.

A Legacy of Greatness, Bronzeville has given birth to giants, and their indelible legacy infuses the air. Civil rights activist Ida B. Wells and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, Bronzeville’s illustrious residents, are celebrated throughout the neighborhood with monuments that pay homage to their invaluable contributions. Their stories echo not only in Bronzeville but across the nation.

Architectural Heritage, walking through Bronzeville’s streets is like taking a journey through time. Historic row houses, dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stand as a testament to a bygone era. With ornate brick and stone facades, these architectural marvels tell a story of craftsmanship and elegance. The iconic greystone structures, adorning Martin Luther King Drive, are living testaments to Bronzeville’s enduring charm.

A Neighborhood in Blossom, Bronzeville refuses to be trapped in the past. Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of new developments, breathing fresh life into the area. This harmonious blend of history and innovation paints a dynamic backdrop for residents and visitors alike.

Education and Excellence, Bronzeville values its educational institutions. Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy and Wendell Phillips High School, with its renowned student-run media program, are educational pillars. Distinguished alumni, including jazz legend Nat King Cole and original Harlem Globetrotters, exemplify the extraordinary talent nurtured within these institutions.

Cultural Celebrations, Bronzeville residents have an innate talent for celebrating their heritage and artistic achievements. The annual Bud Billiken Parade, the nation’s largest African-American parade, is a vibrant spectacle of live bands, delectable food, and friendly contests. For art enthusiasts, monthly gallery tours and visits to the historic South Side Community Art Center offer opportunities to immerse in the creativity that has thrived since 1940.

Culinary Delights, the heart of any community is its cuisine, and Bronzeville boasts a diverse culinary scene. Pearl’s Place offers an elegant setting to enjoy homestyle meals, including slow-smoked ham hocks and shrimp po’boys. Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles provides a more casual dining experience, serving soulful comfort food that warms the soul.

Recreation and Relaxation, for those seeking outdoor enjoyment, Ellis Park, a 13-acre green space, offers athletic fields and a playground. The new recreation facility unveiled in 2016, is equipped with a pool, fitness center, and rooftop terrace. And for those longing for the tranquil shores of Lake Michigan, just a mile to the east awaits sandy beaches and sprawling lakeside parks.

Connected to the Heart of Chicago, with Downtown Chicago only 5 miles to the north, Bronzeville residents have easy access to the city’s heart. The Green Line, accessible from Indiana Avenue and 40th Street station, offers a convenient gateway to Chicago’s vibrant attractions, ensuring the magic of the city is just a short ride away.

Bronzeville is more than a neighborhood; it’s a living testament to the endurance of culture, the embrace of history, and the promise of a vibrant future. Stepping into its streets means becoming part of a living narrative that resonates with the rhythms of the past, dances with the spirit of the present, and eagerly anticipates the dawn of a new day. It’s a cultural gem that invites all to explore and celebrate its soul.

Moses Hall Attains CCIM Certification, Showcasing Expertise in Commercial Real Estate

In a remarkable achievement that underscores his dedication and expertise in the realm of commercial real estate, Moses Hall has successfully passed the rigorous CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) exam. This accomplishment is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence in the industry.

CCIM is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious and comprehensive commercial real estate designations, and it signifies an individual’s mastery of the intricacies of the commercial real estate investment market. The journey to CCIM certification is arduous, requiring extensive education, professional experience, and the successful completion of a demanding exam.

Moses Hall’s journey to attaining the CCIM designation is a testament to his relentless pursuit of knowledge and expertise in the commercial real estate sector. With this certification, he joins an elite group of professionals who have demonstrated their competence and dedication to the industry.

Moses has consistently shown a passion for commercial real estate and a commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients. His expertise spans a wide range of real estate transactions, including property acquisitions, leasing, investment analysis, and more. This CCIM designation further solidifies his position as a trusted expert in the field.

As a CCIM designee, Moses Hall brings a deep understanding of financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis to the table. His clients can have confidence in his ability to navigate the complex world of commercial real estate with precision and insight.

This achievement is not only a milestone for Moses but also a significant benefit to the clients and colleagues he serves. His CCIM certification brings an additional layer of professionalism, knowledge, and experience to every real estate transaction he engages in.

Moses Hall’s success in passing the CCIM exam is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and passion for commercial real estate. He continues to be a valuable asset to the real estate community, and this achievement further solidifies his reputation as a trusted expert.

Congratulations, Moses Hall, on achieving the CCIM certification! Your dedication and expertise are truly commendable, and we look forward to witnessing your continued success in the field of commercial real estate.

Three years after the COVID pandemic sent everyone home and upended the economy, much has returned to normal. Children are back in school, restaurants are full of diners and airlines and entertainment venues are packed.

But the evolution to more remote work, or even hybrid models where people come into the office only a few days a week, seems to have staying power and that trend continues to impact office space demand in Illinois and around the country.[Read More]

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Project REAP: Diversifying CRE’s Talent Pipeline for 25 Years

Project REAP releases a report demonstrating that strategic programming to expand knowledge and build a network has created a diverse talent pipeline into commercial real estate for 25 years.

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The Chicago Association of REALTORS® proudly presented our 139th Annual Inaugural Gala on Friday, September 23. During the festivities, we debuted our 2023 Board of Directors and honored several members for their contributions throughout the year, including the recipient of the Commercial Achievement award. (Read more…)

I have been recognized with the Realtor Commercial Achievement Award. (Read More)
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Moses Hall is a Chicago-based real estate investor working to revitalize the south side of Chicago.  In January 2019, Moses launched MoHall Commercial & Urban Development. There, his focus is on redevelopment through commercial real estate and investment properties. In 2019, Mo was highlighted by Realtor Magazine, being named in their 30 under 30 issue.  (Learn more)
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Moses Hall of MoHall Commercial & Urban Development in Chicago is one of 10 Illinois REALTORS® selected who will attend 2019 MIPIM conference in Cannes, France March 12-15.

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Real Estate Rockstars | How buying commercials deals equals to WEALTH with Moses Hall .

The BIG question is this. How do most agents who don’t have access to the SECRETS that the top agents in our agency hoard to themselves, grow and prosper in today’s real estate environment? In this video podcast, Broker Moses Hall shares how he negotiates his way into the contract – getting equity instead of cash. Thus building his wealth by investment! On this Channel, we discuss everything you need to know to grow your real estate business to new heights and become a successful real estate agent!

What Residential Agents Should Know About Commercial Real Estate • Moses Hall

Moses Hall with MoHall Commercial talks about the beginning of his career in real estate and how he started helping the realtor community in state and national level through associations. Moses describes what commercial real estate is and breaks down the sectors and why he started with commercial real estate. Moses also discusses the commission structure for agents in the commercial space. Next, Moses talks about what he thinks office space and retail space will look like post-covid19. Last, Moses describes what has he learned about real estate by serving in the realtor communities.




The City of Chicago has a grant money set aside for economic development.

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Commercial real estate investing has traditionally been restricted to more experienced investors with larger portfolios. On the other hand, novice investors may find this market tough to navigate. Luckily enough, that was before.