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Condo Deconversion: Just a trend or here to stay?

The shifting balance between apartment values and condo values will dictate the frequency of deconversions, but the appreciation potential for the majority of low-priced condominiums is very limited. In addition, there will always be condominium properties that fall so far behind on their maintenance that a deconversion becomes the only viable exit option for current owners.  

The Good, Bad & Ugly of Investing in Chicago Multifamily

I’ve been hearing hesitancy from investment groups regarding investing in Chicago. Every day I’m talking with clients about anything from headlines to taxes to pension problems so I thought I would dig into the good, bad and ugly of investing in Chicago’s multifamily market.

Event Recap: The Mid-Market Summit

On Thursday, May 9, Kiser Group hosted our annual Mid-Market Summit event. The exclusive event open only to Principals and Investors in multifamily real estate, featured two industry panels addressing current topics facing Chicago’s industry. This year’s discussion...

Successful Value-Add Investing Is More Than A Quick Renovation

By Sam Boye, Kiser Group Many investors pursue opportunities in commercial real estate to complement their traditional stocks and bonds portfolios. Newer investors would be wise to stick with lower risk property types. In commercial real estate, these properties are...

How To Identify An Armchair Real Estate Investment

By Matt Halper, Kiser Group Whether you are looking to diversify your portfolio for retirement or looking for a long-term investment outside of the stock market, acquiring an apartment building can be a great investment option. So - how do you find the right apartment...

What Multifamily Events Should Be On Your Radar in Chicago?

Here are the events Kiser Group will be attending and participating in this summer:   April 25 - Join Kiser Group’s Noah Birk at State of the South Side RE Market. What’s in it for you? Hear from south side market experts, curated by The South Side Community...

Stop Overlooking Englewood Apartment Investments

The Englewood neighborhood in Chicago continues to be overlooked by the commercial real estate industry, particularly apartment investors. While people have cited crime and a challenging renter base as reasons they don’t invest in the neighborhood, there are three key investment parameters that are being overlooked. From cash flow to Opportunity Zones to new neighborhood development, Englewood is heating up.

The Best Amenities For Mid-Market Apartments

By Jessica Jackson, Kiser Group You’ve seen the headlines or read an article about elaborate amenities being added to Class A apartment buildings. Luxury apartment developers are increasingly competing  in the “amenity wars.” From coworking spaces to doggy...

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