Dr. Ganesan Visvabharathy, a noted developer for nearly 30 years, is the founder of Hawthorne World, a group of companies engaged in medical, residential & economic development in several countries around the world.

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Press & Media Articles

2015


MonthNewspaperArticle
FebruaryDr. Ganesan (Vish) Visvabharathy invited to speak at Entreps EU-Africa & US Business and Investment Forum
MarchSolar Micronics Installs 210 Kw System for Cancer Center


2013


MonthNewspaperArticle
JanuaryThe Economic TimesTatas to construct affordable houses in Gujarat
JanuaryBusiness StandardMoUs worth Rs. 1.34 lakh cr signed in affordable housing sector
JanuaryCommon FloorMoUs worth Rs. 1.34 lakh cr signed for affordable housing in Gujarat
JanuaryConstruction WorldGujarat govt gets investment commitment worth Rs. 1.34 tn in housing, construction sectors
JanuaryThe Economic TimesAffordable homes draw biggies
JanuaryBusiness Standard IBEFMoUs worth Rs 1.34 lakh crore signed in affordable housing sector
JanuaryThe Indian ExpressAffordable housing: Builders pledge Rs 1.34 lakh crore investment
JanuaryInfrawindow News BureauVibrant Gujarat ends with Rs 134,000 crore worth MoUs in affordable housing


2006


MonthNewspaperArticle
March
Chicago Sun Times
Sales have begun at a rapid pace at the 27 storey Pearson on the Park
March
Chicago Agent
Pearson on the Park Chicago
March
Chicago Tribune
Pearson on the Park celebrates grand opening
March
Chicago Tribune
Pearson on the Park celebrates grand opening
March
New Homes
The Bargain hunt, They’re growing rare, but deals remain for those in the know
March
New Homes
In the Gold Coast, as is condos also were available from the $130s
March
New Homes
You get twice the space for less money that you’d spend on a condo
April
Daily Herald New Homes
Tower II at 60% sold on Michigan Avenue
April
Daily Herald New Homes
Work begins on Pearson St. condo conversion
April
Daily Herald New Homes
Work begins on Pearson St. condo conversion
April
New Homes
Preaching to the converted
April
New Homes
You know when you go into an area and you are just blown away
April
New Homes
The younger buildings that are converting have had to offer finishes


2005


MonthNewspaperArticle
 
New Homes
Pearson on the Park to offer a Peerless Condominium Experience
 
New Homes
Attractive rehabs, pricing and locations let conversions compete
June
Chicago Sun Times
The North Side neighbourhood has never been hotter as housing prices rise
June
Chicago Sun Times
Lake View on a Wave
June
Chicago Sun Times
Lake View on a Wave
August
Chicago Sun Times
Near North neighbourhood has room for expansion
August
Chicago Sun Times
The area will have a sufficient variety of units
August
Chicago Sun Times
The 550 St. Clair building uses models units such as this one in their sales
August
Chicago Sun Times
Prices will start at $330,000 for a 1 bedroom unit with 850 to 925 square feet
September
Chicago Sun Times
Rentals being converted to condos like in the late 1970s
September
Chicago Sun Times
Suburbanites buying to test out downtown
September
Chicago Sun Times
Suburbanites buying to test out downtown


2004


MonthNewspaperArticle
November
Chicago Sun Times
Living High Life on Lower Floor
November
Chicago Sun Times
Living High Life on Lower Floor
November
Chicago Sun Times
Living High Life on Lower Floor
November
Booster
525 Hawthorne Place grand opens final phase in East Lake View
November
Chicago Sun Times
The luxury 30 storey high rise condominium conversion at 525 W.


2003


MonthNewspaperArticle
January
Chicago Social Modern Luxury
Elegant Pent Houses meet Explosive unobstructed views on michigan avenue
February
Reality and Building
Burnham Park Plaza is a $53 million condominium conversion of a 278 units.
February
Reality and Building
South Loop Growth Story of Year, Nine Expanding Residential Districts
February
Reality and Building
Annual Review, Outlook Issue
February
Reality and Building
Offices to Condominiums is a Challenge at Michigan Avenue Lofts
February
Today’s New Homes
Engravers Lofts, 1910 S. Indiana, Chicago
February
Chicago Tribune
Four condo models grand open at 525 Hawthorne Place
February
Chicago Tribune
525 Hawthorne Place a Lakeview community hit
February
New Homes
the Quick Guide to New Homes in Lakeview
March
Today’s New Homes
2002 was quiet in downtown Chicago with no major condo conversions
March
Daily Herald
Chicago: Wide selection of attached homes offered
April
Todays New Homes
Buy in a mide rise condo neighbourhood
April
Todays New Homes
The view from above, Standing the test of time
April
Todays New Homes
Buy in a mid rise condo neighbourhood
April
Todays New Homes
The view from above, Standing the test of time
October
Chicago Free Press
Buy in a building that has air rights
October
Chicago Free Press
Buy in a building that has air rights
October
Chicago Free Press
CFP Homestyle, buying on the lake almost ensures an unobstructed
October
Chicago Sun Times
Condo converts, offer renters an easy home ownership
October
Chicago Sun Times
Condo converts, offer renters an easy home ownership
October
Chicago Sun Times
Condo converts, offer renters an easy home ownership
November
Today’s New Homes
Conversions: Besides low prices, the charm of vintage lofts with historic
November
Today’s New Homes
Conversion market heats up
November
Today’s New Homes
The Lure of Condo Conversions
November
Chicago Tribune
Deciding what stone to use where
November
Chicago Tribune
Deciding what stone to use where
December
Chicago Tribune
Variety of stone adds highlights to a new home


2002


MonthNewspaperArticle
 
New Homes
Condominium conversions are Chicago’s great housing bargain
February
Chicago Tribune
Millennium project a sign of change
February
Chicago Tribune
Avenue boulevardiers want the elegance back
June
Chicago Tribune
Sales under way in Park Forest
June
Inside
High rise in Lake View converted to condominiums
June
Today’s New Homes
Lakeview home to condo conversion
June
City Living
Residential boom continues along South Michigan Avenue
June
City Living
Michigan Avenue Lofts almost sold out in South Loop
June
City Living
Picking up steam
July
New Homes
Vilas Development to convert 30 story Lakeview highrise
July
New Homes
Vilas Development to convert 30 story Lakeview highrise
October
Today’s New Homes
Condo conversions are Chicago’s great bargain
November
Today’s New Homes
Affordable conversions arrive again along city shore
November
Today’s New Homes
Eclectic Elegance
November
Today’s New Homes
urban Living, Eclectic Elegance
December
Booster
Versailles model at Hawthorne Place
December
Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine
Residential News
December
Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine
Motor Row District
December
City Living
525 Hawthorne Place


2000


MonthNewspaperArticle
April
Professional Builder
Housing Giants
April
Professional Builder
P B Giants
July
Today’s New Homes
Award winning designer Shelly Barrad transforms the lobby of the Michigan
September
Today’s New Homes
Michingan Ave. Lofts: Mansions in the sky


1999


MonthNewspaperArticle
 
Chicago’s Top Builders
City developers report record sales, peak year in 1999
February
Chicago Tribune
From signing to moving in, buyers at some big downtown
February
Chicago Tribune
Stretch
January
Chicago Tribune
Avoiding loft pitfalls means studying unit from all angles
March
Chicago Tribune
Michigan Avenue Lofts hit the 75 percent sold mark
May
New Homes
Downtown luxury condos in demand
May
Today’s New Homes
Scout out locations to keep view clear
May
The Herald News
First time buyers find affordable living at Deer Run Condominiums
June
Vilas Development Corp
Deer Run Condominiums offer more for the money
August
Todays New Homes
Reincarnation, Developers breathe new life into city buildings
October
New Homes
Fewer than 45 units remained for sale in August.


1998


MonthNewspaperArticle
May
Chicago Tribune
Imprinting models on our minds, Moments to Remember
May
Chicago Tribune
People see something and fall in love
May
New Homes
Michigan Avenue project touts "Cyberlofts"
July
Chicago Tribune
On the Avenue, Lofts are available for 90 day delivery in the South Loop
August
The Herald News
Common area renovation completed at Deer Run
November
Pioneer Press
Key Awards


1997


MonthNewspaperArticle
January
Chicago Sun Times
City builders lead charge up ladder
January
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago’s Top 50 Builders Ranked by Sales
January
Real Estate Market Place
Residential Sales Hot in Downtown Market
January
Chicago Sun Times
Lofts stand above the crowd
 
Loft Living Guide
At home in the office, Developers tap older office buildings for loft condos
 
Loft Living Guide
The Mayor asked me to start the loft task force
 
Loft Living Guide
Urban living on the park
March
Today’s New Homes
City boom turning renters into buyers
March
New Homes
Whispering Lake incentives boost buyer interest
March
New Homes
Michigan Avenue Lofts, 910 S. Michigan Ave.
May
Today’s New Homes
Views of Lake Michigan sparkle from luxury condos
September
New Homes
Product absorption (maintaining a strong sales pace)


1996


MonthNewspaperArticle
October
Chicago Sun Times
Innovation rewarded with 1996 Crystal Key
October
Chicago Sun Times
Innovation rewarded with 1996 Crystal Key