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Kiser Group’s Newest Advisor: Rashad Siam

Kiser Group’s Newest Advisor: Rashad Siam

Kiser Group’s Rashad Siam has officially launched his advisory business with Kiser Group. Siam has been with the firm as an Associate since December 2021, and was promoted to the Advisor role earlier this month.  Rashad’s advisory business plan includes a focus on...

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Kiser Group Brokers $4M Apartment Sale in Whiting, IN

Kiser Group Brokers $4M Apartment Sale in Whiting, IN

Kiser Group Advisors Ron Plonis, Jeff Leibovich, and Kyle Sissell recently closed City Place Apartments- a luxury apartment building in Whiting, IN- selling for $4 million.  The property was built in 2015 and boasts amenities such as Juliet balconies, a rooftop...

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Birk | Sklar Sees Upward Momentum in South Shore

Birk | Sklar Sees Upward Momentum in South Shore

Kiser Group’s Birk | Sklar Team recently closed a 26-unit multifamily property at 7700 S Jeffery in Chicago’s South Shore for $1.775 million. This is the second time the team has sold the property in two years.  “Selling this property for the second time in two years...

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Kiser Group Closes $9.72M Ravenswood Property

Kiser Group Closes $9.72M Ravenswood Property

Kiser Group’s Managing Broker Lee Kiser, Director Andy Friedman, and Advisor Jake Parker recently brokered a $9.72 million transaction in Ravenswood at 5017 N Wolcott Ave, selling at $220,000 above listing price.  “The building is a corridor style building but in the...

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Halper | Mantis Team Expansion and Blue Island Listing

Halper | Mantis Team Expansion and Blue Island Listing

CHICAGO (JULY 27, 2022) – Kiser Group Directors Matt Halper and Danny Mantis have officially welcomed two new associates to their team. Advisor Andy Enkhzul and Associate Will Cornish join the Directors to supplement their success in Chicagoland Andy Enkhzul and Will...

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Birk | Sklar Team Lists $5.95M, 62-Unit Grand Crossing Property

Birk | Sklar Team Lists $5.95M, 62-Unit Grand Crossing Property

Kiser Group’s Birk | Sklar Team presents 6800 S Dorchester for sale in Chicago’s esteemed arts district of Grand Crossing. The building, listed at $5.95 million, sits just blocks from Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation, and the newly developing Obama Library. The spacious,...

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Kiser Group Closes $4.925M Lakeview Deconversion Property

Kiser Group Closes $4.925M Lakeview Deconversion Property

Kiser Group’s Director Andy Friedman and Advisor Jake Parker closed on a $4.925 million Lakeview deconversion property on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2022. The property at 815-817 W Addison is situated in a highly desirable, low velocity neighborhood, and is only a short walk...

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Danny Logarakis Promoted to Director

Danny Logarakis Promoted to Director

After 45 properties, over 400 units, and $140M in total transaction volume, Kiser Group’s Danny Logarakis has earned his promotion from Advisor to Director. Danny recaps his experiences throughout his brokerage career and details his goals for his new role. Logarakis...

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Kiser Group’s Mid-Market Summit 2022 Recap

Kiser Group’s Mid-Market Summit 2022 Recap

Kiser Group recently welcomed commercial real estate owners and investors to Chicago’s City Winery for its annual Mid-Market Summit! Guests enjoyed an evening of dinner, drinks, and lively discussions with industry experts. The event took place in person for the first...

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The Birk | Sklar Team Closes West Garfield Park Property

The Birk | Sklar Team Closes West Garfield Park Property

The Birk | Sklar team has recently closed on a West Garfield Park property at 223 N Kolmar Ave. The property was on the market for just three weeks before it went under contract and received multiple offers, finalized with a cash offer with a four week close. Selling...

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Birk | Sklar Team Sells 22 Apartment Buildings in Q1 of 2022

Birk | Sklar Team Sells 22 Apartment Buildings in Q1 of 2022

Following a record shattering 73 buildings sold in 2021, Kiser Group’s Birk | Sklar team announces a record breaking first quarter in 2022 with 22 apartment buildings sold across the South and West sides of Chicago. Led by Kiser Group Partners Noah Birk and Aaron...

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Kiser Group Lists Historic Apartments in Gold Coast

Kiser Group Lists Historic Apartments in Gold Coast

Kiser Group has listed Canterbury Court Apartments, a historic, 16-story property with 172 units at 1220 N. State Pkwy. in the Gold Coast neighborhood on Chicago’s Near North Side. Principal broker Lee Kiser, director Andy Friedman and advisor Jake Parker represent...

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Kiser Group Markets Condo Deconversion in East Lakeview

Kiser Group Markets Condo Deconversion in East Lakeview

Kiser Group has listed Harvard House Condominiums, a 94-unit property in the East Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side. Listed for $19,000,000, the property is located at 3825 N. Pine Grove Ave. Director Andy Friedman and advisor Jake Parker are representing...

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Birk | Sklar Team Hits the Ground Running as 2022 Begins

Birk | Sklar Team Hits the Ground Running as 2022 Begins

Kiser Group’s Birk | Sklar team hit the ground running in 2022 after facilitating 73 total transactions in 2021, breaking the city’s record for multifamily properties sold in a year by a broker or team of brokers. Three weeks into the new year, the team – led by Kiser...

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Kiser Group Brings The Oliver on LaSalle to Market

Kiser Group Brings The Oliver on LaSalle to Market

Kiser Group, Chicago’s leading multifamily brokerage firm, has listed The Oliver on LaSalle, located at 1140 N. LaSalle Drive at the border of the Gold Coast and Near North neighborhoods, for sale. Kiser Group previously brokered the 2018 sale when the property was...

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Kiser Group Lists the Illiana for $9.5 Million in Whiting

Kiser Group Lists the Illiana for $9.5 Million in Whiting

  Kiser Group has brought the Illiana, located at 1200 119th Street, to market in Whiting, Indiana. Built in 2020, the 32-unit apartment with commercial space occupied by Notre Dame Credit Union is listed for $9,500,000. Advisors Ron Plonis, Jeff Leibovich, and...

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Kiser Group Ranked Among Midwest’s Top Brokerage Firms

Kiser Group Ranked Among Midwest’s Top Brokerage Firms

REjournals ranked Kiser Group #25 on its Best of the Best List for 2021. The Top Broker List charts the top 54 brokerage firms in the Midwest based on their total investment sales and leasing transactions. Read more here: REjournals – Best of the Best 2021: Kiser...

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Kiser Group Promotes Andy Friedman to Director

Kiser Group Promotes Andy Friedman to Director

Kiser Group, Chicago’s leading multifamily brokerage firm, announces the promotion of Andy Friedman to Director from Advisor. Since joining the firm in early 2018, Friedman has become Chicagoland’s leading condominium deconversion broker, and his transactions have...

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Lee Kiser Offers Pandemic Takeaways for Multifamily Owners

Lee Kiser Offers Pandemic Takeaways for Multifamily Owners

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic taught business owners in every industry a few lessons. In his latest article for the Forbes Business Council, Kiser Group’s Principal and Managing Partner Lee Kiser talks about how hard lessons learned from turmoil can also lead...

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Condo Deconversions Will Continue in Chicagoland Area

Condo Deconversions Will Continue in Chicagoland Area

If we consider that 2017 was the year that deconversion sales in Chicago began in earnest, we are now four years into the cycle. I’m frequently asked my opinion of how much longer this cycle will last, and what it will look like going forward. To me, that comes down...

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How Condo Buildings End

How Condo Buildings End

Aggressive developers looking for a way in—or desperate homeowners looking for a way out. Bertrand Goldberg’s famous River City complex in Chicago looks like nothing so much as an old bus operator’s coin dispenser, glass windows stacked inside its joined concrete...

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Here are your 2021 Illinois Real Estate Journal Awards winners

Here are your 2021 Illinois Real Estate Journal Awards winners

During the evening of Thursday, July 22, over 400 real estate professionals from across the Chicagoland metro region convened at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare to attend the 2nd annual Illinois Real Estate Journal Awards event. And there was certainly cause for celebration...

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Kiser Group Promotes Danny Mantis to Director

Kiser Group Promotes Danny Mantis to Director

Kiser Group, Chicago’s leading multifamily brokerage firm, announces the promotion of Danny Mantis to Director from Advisor. Since joining the firm in 2015, Mantis has used his strong analytical background to help clients meet their real estate investment objectives,...

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Kiser Group Brings 752-Unit Apartment Property to Market

Kiser Group Brings 752-Unit Apartment Property to Market

Kiser Group, Chicagoland’s leading multifamily brokerage firm, lists Park Ridge Commons in Des Plaines, IL, a 752-unit multifamily property. The property is being marketed by Kiser Group’s Matt Halper, Danny Mantis and Lee Kiser. “The suburban multifamily market is in...

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Annual Summer Soirée Returns

Annual Summer Soirée Returns

Thursday, August 12 5pm-9pm The top networking opportunity of the year for the neighborhood housing industry Reconnect with your old friends—and make new friends. This event is always well-attended, and this year promises to be even more popular than usual....

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Demand for Value-Add Multifamily Acquisitions Outpaces Supply

Demand for Value-Add Multifamily Acquisitions Outpaces Supply

Earlier this year, national real estate investor and operator Waterton closed fundraising activity for a multifamily value-add fund with $1.5 billion in equity commitments from global institutional investors. Waterton launched the fund, known as Waterton Residential...

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How To Effectively Assess The Value Of A Potential Investment

How To Effectively Assess The Value Of A Potential Investment

The real estate industry is a highly competitive market. Deciding what properties are worth your investment can be difficult, especially for newer investors. Thankfully, with the current technology and digital tools available to real estate professionals, the value...

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Kiser Group announces new hire and promotion

Kiser Group announces new hire and promotion

Kiser Group, Chicagoland’s leading multifamily brokerage firm, announces a promotion and new hire in June 2021. Austin Parker – an Associate on the Birk | Sklar team – has been promoted to Advisor after nearly two years with the company. In this new role, Parker will...

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Kiser Group Promotes Austin Parker to Advisor

Kiser Group Promotes Austin Parker to Advisor

Austin Parker – an Associate on the Birk | Sklar team – has been promoted to Advisor after nearly two years with the company. In this new role, Parker will focus on helping investors buy and sell multifamily properties between two and four units throughout Chicago....

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CRE Future Leaders: Jake Parker of Kiser Group

CRE Future Leaders: Jake Parker of Kiser Group

Jake’s entrepreneurial spirit started early. Outside of commercial real estate, he developed and launched a successful online electronics e-commerce business which has seen year-over-year growth over the past six years. Jake graduated with honors from Michigan State...

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Kiser Group Lists Motor Row Mixed-Use for Sale

Kiser Group Lists Motor Row Mixed-Use for Sale

Kiser Group has listed 2036 S. Michigan Ave., a mixed-use development in Chicago’s South Loop, for $32.5 million. The listing is being marketed by Kiser Group partners Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar and principal and managing broker Lee Kiser. “An investment at 2036 S....

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A Perfect Storm To Leverage Equity For Acquisitions

A Perfect Storm To Leverage Equity For Acquisitions

Equity is not static. At a simple level, the equity you have in your building is the difference between its market value and what you owe on the loan. The price you originally paid and the amount you initially borrowed have nothing to do with your current equity....

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Kiser brokers four multifamily properties in Gary, Indiana

Kiser brokers four multifamily properties in Gary, Indiana

Chicago-based commercial brokerage Kiser Group has advised on four separate transactions in Gary, Indiana totaling $1.6 million. Advisor Kyle Sissell represented both the buyer and seller in all transactions. Recent Gary, Indiana transactions include: 3433 Colfax...

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Kiser Group Arranges $32M Deconversion Sale

Kiser Group Arranges $32M Deconversion Sale

Kiser Group advised on the $32.3 million sale of The Barry Quad, a three-building, 115-unit condominium deconversion in the North Side’s Lakeview neighborhood. Andrew Friedman and Jake Parker represented both the seller, Barry Quadrangle Condominium Association, and...

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Kiser Group Brokers $32.3M Condo Deconversion Sale in Chicago

Kiser Group Brokers $32.3M Condo Deconversion Sale in Chicago

CHICAGO — Kiser Group has brokered a condo deconversion sale in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood for $32.2 million. Known as The Barry Quad, the three-building condominium property includes 115 units. Andrew Friedman and Jake Parker of Kiser represented both the...

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Demand for South Side multifamily properties heating up

Demand for South Side multifamily properties heating up

In the last four months, Kiser Group’s Birk | Sklar team has brokered 21 buildings, totaling 380 units across Chicago’s south and west side neighborhoods. Partners Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar lead the team and anticipate this year’s momentum to continue to increase....

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The Inevitable Crossroads For A Successful CRE Broker

The Inevitable Crossroads For A Successful CRE Broker

If you’re someone who feels like you’ve reached the top of the CRE broker mountain, first, my congratulations. I know you didn’t get to this position without hard work. Right now, you’re high-producing and well-compensated, you’ve built out a small support staff or...

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The Inevitable Crossroads For A Successful CRE Broker

The Inevitable Crossroads For A Successful CRE Broker

If you’re someone who feels like you’ve reached the top of the CRE broker mountain, first, my congratulations. I know you didn’t get to this position without hard work. Right now, you’re high-producing and well-compensated, you’ve built out a small support staff or...

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This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

Skender completed interior construction of the 536K SF office relocation for Bank of America’s downtown Chicago offices. The bank moved to the Bank of America Tower at 110 North Wacker Drive, a new 56-story office building. The financial institution occupies 17...

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Kiser Group Closes Deal for Rare Lakeview Opportunity

Kiser Group Closes Deal for Rare Lakeview Opportunity

Kiser Group advised on the $10.25-million sale of Graceway Corners, a three-story mixed-use development in the North Side’s Lakeview neighborhood. Advisors Andrew Friedman and Jake Parker along with principal and managing broker Lee Kiser represented both the seller,...

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Kiser brokers sale of Lakeview multiunit for $10.25 million

Kiser brokers sale of Lakeview multiunit for $10.25 million

Kiser Group has advised on the $10.25 million sale of Graceway Corners, a three-story mixed-use development in Chicago. Kiser Group Advisors Andrew Friedman and Jake Parker along with Principal and Managing Broker Lee Kiser represented both the seller, Keen Realty,...

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Renovated Apartments Trade in South Humboldt Park

Renovated Apartments Trade in South Humboldt Park

Kiser Group recently closed the $3.7-million sale of 3432-40 W. Franklin Blvd. The 46-unit multifamily property is located on Chicago’s West Side in the South Humboldt Park neighborhood. Advisors Jack Petrando, Danny Logarakis and Rick Ofman brokered the fully...

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Kiser Group Advises On $10.25 Million Mixed-Use Lakeview Sale

Kiser Group Advises On $10.25 Million Mixed-Use Lakeview Sale

Kiser Group, Chicago’s leading multifamily brokerage firm, has advised on the $10.25 million sale of Graceway Corners, a three-story mixed-use development in Chicago. Kiser Group Advisors Andrew Friedman and Jake Parker along with Principal and Managing Broker Lee...

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