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Kiser Group’s Mid-Market Summit 2018 Recap

By Lee Kiser Kiser Group’s inaugural Mid-Market Summit was May 9 at City Winery in the West Loop. In way of recap, the Mid-Market Summit is an invitation-only event for Kiser Group clients: Chicagoland’s apartment owners and investors. The panel discussion topics were...

From Lawyer to Broker: A Different Perspective on Real Estate

By Tejonne Vinson Participation in a yearlong real estate clinic during law school piqued my interest in real estate law, which showed me the various roles attorneys play in these types of transactions. Following my completion of the clinic, I received the opportunity...

Kiser Group Receives 2017 Power Broker-Top Firm Award

We're so proud to receive the 2017 Power Broker – Top Firm award from CoStar consecutive years in a row. This accomplishment would not be possible without the continuous efforts and hard work from our brokers and the team of staff members that support them.     Read...

Four Reasons to Invest in the Chicago Suburbs

By Matt Halper If you’re considering getting into real estate investment or looking to diversify your apartment portfolio, the Chicago Suburbs are a great market. Here are a few reasons why you should consider investing in the suburbs:   1. Steady Stream of Cash Flow...

What Makes a Good Mid-Market Broker?

By Michael D'Agostino Commercial real estate brokerage is a skillful balance of art and science. The middle market encompasses many personas and investment needs. Being able to appeal, present and understand the investor profile of each persona is the art of the deal,...

Three Reasons Chicago’s South Side Apartment Investment is Booming

By Noah Birk   For new and existing apartment investors, Chicago’s South Side is a unique opportunity. Between the cash on cash returns, appreciation potential and economic development in these neighborhoods, investors should take a closer look at the South Side. Cash...

Three Reasons to Invest in Lake County Right Now

Lake County… I get it. The real estate taxes are high. That’s the singular thing that any investor brings up when I suggest the idea of looking at apartment buildings in Lake County.  While I get why that’s intimidating to investors, I don’t think that should disqualify investors from considering investments. 

A Day in the Life of a Multifamily Analyst

By: Jake Parker   As a commercial real estate analyst, it can be hard to set a schedule when you first start. There are seemingly endless phone calls and emails to be made, clients to see, and plenty of market research to do. Here is a snapshot of my typical day at...

How Much Money Are You Leaving on the Table by Not Hiring A Broker?

By: Stevens Haen   A wise old broker once told me, “If you cannot provide value to a client beyond what they can do themselves, you have no right being there.”  As a commercial real estate broker, our primary responsibility is to guide and serve our clients’ interests...

Four Reasons Why to Invest in Bronzeville Multifamily Right Now

By: Danny Logarakis   Bronzeville is a Chicago neighborhood spanning from 25th Street to 51st Street with Lake Michigan to its East and I-90 to its West.   1.  South Loop & McCormick Square Expansion As the South Loop and McCormick Square continue to experience a...

Budgeting: A Key to Success for a Starting CRE Broker

By Spencer Lieberson Whether it’s personal finances or time at work, brokerage requires you to have a high level of self-discipline. It’s a totally different culture from a typical “9 to 5” corporate position, and the payment cycle isn’t something you can easily...

Three Reasons Why Cap Rates Aren’t The Only Criteria That Matters

By: Victoria Michael   A cap rate, or net operating income divided by the sale price, is often perceived as the most important metric to investors when evaluating a property. The truth is that cap rates, especially in a marketing package, are often unreliable for...

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