Press, one of the leading resources to find homes and condos for sale as well as rental and investment properties in Chicago, under the leadership of real estate broker Helaine Cohen, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Widen, founder of, and Mark Kaplan of Marc Construction and Development to the ChicagoCondoFinder team. The popular mobile-friendly website,, is a one-stop destination for comprehensive information on condos for sale in Chicago.

Cohen said, “The addition of Ted and Mark to the Chicago Condo Finder team will further enhance our ability to serve buyers, sellers, renters and investors in the greater Chicagoland-area. Ted has a deep understanding of Chicago’s neighborhoods and lifestyles and Mark is a true expert in real estate marketing, construction and development. Both share my love of the Chicago real estate market. This alliance is ideally suited to support the future growth of and our team and I look forward to working with Ted and Mark as we serve Chicago real estate consumers.”

Widen said, “Mark and I are excited to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago and form a partnership with Helaine of Chicago Condo Finder is now a team of talented and experienced REALTORS®, developers and marketing experts that have consistently been among Chicago’s real estate market leaders for more than 18 years. We look forward to adding our skills and resources to their successful mix.”

“The team at has such an excellent reputation and is known for upholding the highest standards of excellence and customer service and that really resonated with us,” added Kaplan.

Kaplan has decades of successful and innovative experience buying, selling, developing, acquiring and managing residential and commercial properties throughout Chicagoland. His trio of successful companies includes Marc Realty & Investment Group, Marc Construction & Development and Marc Securities & Investments. Their major properties in Illinois include Silver Glen Estate in St. Charles, Williamsburg Village in Inverness and Regency Shopping Center in Palatine. In Wisconsin, their properties include Prairie Trails in Kenosha and Prairie Center in Pleasant Prairie. In Deer Valley, Utah, at the Deer Valley Ski Resort, they developed and built the Bald Eagle Club on the top of Bald Eagle Mountain where the homes ranged from 7,000 to 12,000-square-feet and included ski in and ski out access. In recent years, Kaplan has purchased, sold and renovated many condo units in downtown Chicago.

Widen was a Mortgage broker and REALTOR® in the 90s and started, one of the first local online guides to dining, entertainment, lifestyle and shopping, in 1998. In 2001, he expanded the Chicago Scene brand to include Chicago Scene Magazine and large event production. Both the website and magazine focused on the various neighborhoods in Chicago, and the unique atmosphere that makes each of the neighborhoods special. For the past 20 years, he produced events including the New Year’s Eve Party at The Drake Hotel attended by over 3,000 people each year and the Chicago Scene Boat Party attended by over 700 boats and more than 10,000 people each year. Widen has owned and invested in homes in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago as well as the suburban villages of Wilmette and Winnetka.

Cohen launched the initial site in 2012. Real estate consumers can browse condos for sale in Chicago at neighborhood by neighborhood, and building by building. Those seeking to find downtown Chicago condos for sale, for example, can visit and easily browse top listings by neighborhood, price, property size, type such as loft, single family, both for sale and rentals and zip code as well as view individual listings with photos, digital tours, and other critical information.

Helaine, Ted and Mark are long time Chicago-area residents with a wide array of contacts and significant social media presence.

For more information, please visit Helaine Cohen can be reached at 312.953.0961 or To reach Ted Widen, please call 312-593-1180 or To reach Mark Kaplan, please call 312-953-3982 or


A leading source of information on condos for sale in Chicago, ( is designed for condo buyers and those who are interested in pursuing the condo lifestyle. Single family homes, lofts and townhouses are also searchable in addition to all of the MLS condo listings. The site has extensive building information and a directory to facilitate the research process for buyers. Visitors benefit from new construction and pre-construction insight as well as a real estate and lifestyle blog. Owners will appreciate recent building sales data and current market stats to gauge the value of their own condominium.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago is a full-service real estate firm with more than 1,400 real estate professionals and staff in 24 offices serving customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, the North Shore, West Suburban communities, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana and Harbor Country, Michigan. Recognized as the #No. 1 Top Workplace in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune in 2019, their local roots are complemented by the extensive global reach of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the nation’s leading real estate brands. Affiliated and ancillary services in the form of Prosperity Home Mortgage, Fort Dearborn Title, and HomeServices Insurance complete the comprehensive services offered to clients. Visit

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