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A G&F Extra: Jay Michael

For our G&F Men’s Issue, we’re dishing with our favorite neighborhood know-it-all and real estate extraordinaire, Jay Michael. And, in case you haven’t dived into this issue, we even stole some time at a few of his properties for our current Men’s fashion story. Jay is founder of FLATS Chicago, a property management company like no other. No. Seriously. Like none other that you’ve ever seen. Behind this housing brand that is slowly banishing the connotations of the word “landlord” and breathing new life on the Northside, Jay’s delicate eye to detail in every, well, detail is totally smart. His eye for damn good design has led to redeveloping over 1,000,000 square feet of space over the past 10 years. FLATS Chicago and Jay Michael want you to live well in a space with individuality and soul—how can we argue with that? Follow along as we chat with Jay in his ridiculously good looking apartment and frolic through Uptown at his all-time favorite hot spots.