Condo Mania

Photo by Tim Evans Real estate developer Barry Mandel stands at the window of his 17th-floor office Downtown and looks out on the blue expanse of Lake Michigan, at the buildings jutting up before him, at the miniature figure of a man crossing the street below. He considers the whole panorama of this changing urban landscape. “There’s not one part of the city I don’t have my eye on,” he says. That’s big talk, but in truth, his Mandel Group Inc. has $475 million worth of developments in the pipeline, with locations from Downtown to the suburbs. When the 36-story…