Our research mission is to save time and improve
the quality of decisions. Because we listen, we understand your needs.
We can help define the question and find the needle in the haystack.
We are also well aware that research isn’t just data – its
presentation. Our goal is research in a useable format.
Price/Rent Appreciation Trends
Our extensive research in the Chicago market extends back about
ten years prior to our founding in 1968. This allows us to document
trends through market facts. Examples include Michigan Avenue
and Wacker Drive land sales, apartment rents and condominium
prices. Knowing the past helps us to better forecast the future.
We will help you make better real estate decisions.
We’ve assisted the City of Chicago, CHA, HUD, private developers
and leading universities understand the shifting patterns of demography
and the effect on real estate development, pricing and rents. Proper
research is the only way to confirm the facts and address community
Chicago has 77 community areas with hundreds of cities, towns and
submarkets throughout the metropolitan area. We have worked in
virtually all of them. Contact us when you need to know the income,
pricing and rent trends or development patterns in a single neighborhood
or when you need a macro level comparison between neighborhoods. Download
If you are developing or renovating a property, we can help you understand
the competition and their effect on your pricing and investment returns. This
can be vital in both the initial planning as well as securing construction
loan/end loan financing. Services range from counseling and simple studies
to well documented reports for inclusion in bond financing packages.
If your development costs are out of line with the marketplace, you may be
handing your profit to a contractor. By knowing the competition, a better product
can be designed that matches expenditures with the anticipated revenue stream.
Architects design buildings. We can assist you in profitable development.
We have access to virtually ever real estate transfer in the metropolitan
area and most major property throughout the United States. Research
is our middle name, so we know who and what questions to ask
to provide you with a more complete understanding of a specific
transaction. If the data is all that you need for your report – contact
us, we can help.
The intimate details of lease transactions are often difficult
to come by. It depends to a large degree on who you know. We
know the Chicago and Midwest real estate markets and we know
who to call. Because we are not competing brokers, and we have
an established reputation of trust in the marketplace, the facts
are often more freely shared. We also know how to research SEC
filings such as 8-k’s, 10-k’s and 10-Q’s.