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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...

Why a New Logo?

The short answer? We created a new logo to represent the new Kiser Group: a collaborative team that blends the traditional and the modern, merging classic practices with advanced real estate technology for in depth market knowledge – all to benefit our clients....

Suburban Chicago Multi-Family Class B C: A Hidden Gem for Investors

By all appearances the Chicago suburbs are struggling; large corporations have been reducing their exposure to suburban commercial real estate at an alarming pace for the last 5 years.  However, suburban apartments built in the 1960’s and 70’s continue to thrive because they serve a market with insatiable tenant demand.  As a guide, we broke downSuburban Chicago’s class B & C multi-family sales records of closed transactions in 2015 in various counties. 

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