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The Best North Side Neighborhoods For Real Estate Investing in Chicago

The Best North Side Neighborhoods For Real Estate Investing in Chicago

The “north side” of chicago encompasses dozens of neighborhoods, each with a unique investment profile. Below I’ve detailed five northside neighborhoods that you should have on your multifamily investment radar.   Albany Park   Albany Park is located on the...

Industry Expert: Mike Obloy On Multifamily Construction in Chicago

Industry Expert: Mike Obloy On Multifamily Construction in Chicago

We are looking forward to our upcoming Mid-Market Summit event on Thursday, May 7 and wanted to take the time to speak with sponsor Mike Obloy of 3F Construction ahead of the event about all things construction.   Kiser: How did you get your start in...

Industry Expert: Dean Huber On Getting Deals Done

Industry Expert: Dean Huber On Getting Deals Done

We are looking forward to our upcoming Mid-Market Summit event on Thursday, May 7 and wanted to take the time to speak with sponsor Dean Huber of Walker & Dunlop ahead of the event about financing deals.   Kiser: How did you get your start? Was it in lending...

Industry Expert: David Lizak On Multifamily Technology & Connectivity

Industry Expert: David Lizak On Multifamily Technology & Connectivity

We are looking forward to the upcoming Mid-Market Summit on Thursday, May 7. Xfinity Communities has been our longest-running sponsor. We wanted to take the time to speak with David Lizak, Senior Director of Commercial Development, about multifamily technology and...

Taxes & The State of Evanston’s Multifamily Market

Taxes & The State of Evanston’s Multifamily Market

I don’t think it’s ground-breaking to say that Evanston has been ground-zero for the new assessment methodology coming out of the Cook County Assessor’s office. Anyone reading the news on this topic has read about instances where the 2019 assessed value of real estate...

Chicagoland Multifamily: Where To Invest During Tax Uncertainty 

Chicagoland Multifamily: Where To Invest During Tax Uncertainty 

There is a growing consensus that the probability of a recession in 2020 is nearing zero percent, as building permits and existing home sales help to continue the current economic expansion.  There is also continued enthusiasm in the City of Chicago and Suburban...

Kiser Group Celebrates 15 Years of Business

Kiser Group Celebrates 15 Years of Business

I’m writing this blog on our 15th anniversary of business. How did it all start? I’ve always considered myself an entrepreneur. I’ve never actually had a “real job” with a salary. After numerous big ideas, false starts, and failures, I found myself at 30 years old,...

Oak Park: Why multifamily investors are active despite unknown taxes

Oak Park: Why multifamily investors are active despite unknown taxes

By Matt Halper, Kiser Group The multifamily market in Oak Park is active with local, out-of-state and international investors despite unknown variables like property tax. In the past eight months, I’ve closed 161 units in Oak Park. Here’s why investors are flocking to...

State of the Market: Chicagoland Condo Deconversion in 2020

State of the Market: Chicagoland Condo Deconversion in 2020

By Andy Friedman, Kiser Group Over the last few years, the sale of an entire condominium building to one investor proliferated in Chicago. Condo Deconversions, as they are called, have been well documented in the press and have been known to cause a lot of emotions...

Kiser Group’s 15 Most Read Blogs About Apartment Investing

Kiser Group’s 15 Most Read Blogs About Apartment Investing

What multifamily topics were most interesting to readers in 2019? On Kiser Group’s blog, our brokers regularly share market insight and apartment investment advice to help investors learn more about Chicago’s neighborhoods, suburbs and market dynamics. In this...

Auburn Gresham: The Next South Shore?

Auburn Gresham: The Next South Shore?

By Aaron Sklar, Kiser Group Auburn Gresham is located on the far south side of Chicago, 13 miles from downtown and has quietly been gaining momentum with the multifamily investment community. With 75th Street to its north, the neighborhood spans from the train tracks...

Yes, Vintage Edgewater Studios Can Achieve $1,000+ in Rent

Yes, Vintage Edgewater Studios Can Achieve $1,000+ in Rent

By Rick Ofman, Kiser Group In speaking with Edgewater landlords and reviewing rent rolls, I’ve noticed that vintage studio apartments are underpriced for today’s market. Many landlords have told me there is no way for them to break $1,000 per month for a studio, and I...

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