This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Real Estate Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Real Estate Investment industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Illinois Real Estate Investment Companies
Arturo is a deep learning spin-out from a Fortune 500 company focused on delivering highly accurate measurement and predictive data. It eliminates the complexity of extracting insights from ensemble data sets and specializes in being able to deliver accurate predictions in formats that are immediately useful inside their customer’s business systems.
Arturo is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and has representation across North America to support both the Insurance and Re-Insurance Industry. Arturo has recently added to its locations a presence in Ottawa, Canada..
Groundbreaker is an all-in-one suite of tools for small to medium-sized commercial real estate investment firms that raise outside capital. Its tools help teams increase productivity and investor satisfaction by automating fundraising, reporting, and investor relations workflows.
The application covers six primary functions in streamlining back-office operations of real estate investment firms. These six functions are fundamentally integrated, lending to an all-in-one investment platform that provides value across much of an investment organization.
Its functionality includes investor reporting, fundraising automation, investor portal, investment management, CRM, and security. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois..
Inland Private Capital
Inland Private Capital offers replacement properties exchange transactions and multiple-owner real estate investment solutions. It offers a variety of private placement real estate investment solutions to accredited investors as an alternative to traditional stocks and bonds.
Many of its offerings are designed to qualify as replacement property for an IRS Section 1031 exchange through multiple-owner investment structures. Established in 1968, Inland was formed by four Chicago Public School teachers, Dan Goodwin, Bob Baum, Joe Cosenza, and Bob Parks.
Their first investors were other teachers, family members, and friends. This personal connection and responsibility to investors created a culture of putting stockholders first, which endures today across Inland’s business entities..
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), with a highly diversified portfolio of nearly 1,500 seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Its balanced portfolio of high-quality assets is diversified across all key measures – asset type, tenant/manager mix, revenue source, operating model and geography. Approximately 84% of our revenues are derived from private pay, non-government sources..
Neighborhoods.com is a Chicago-based online real estate resource. It is a full-service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood.
It was founded in 2015 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.. .
Oak Street Real Estate Capital
Oak Street Real Estate Capital is a real estate company that specializes in insurance companies, family offices, and trusts. Oak Street manages both commingled funds and separate accounts on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors, including public and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, family offices, and trusts.
Oak Street is a minority and women-owned business enterprise. It was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois..
CA Ventures, LLC
CA Ventures is a real estate management firm that focuses on creating and maximizing real estate investment value. The firm specializes in combining comprehensive institutional real estate investment knowledge with local experience and a proven track record.
CA Ventures was founded in 2004 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.. .
29th Street Capital
29th Street Capital is a privately-held real estate investment and advisory firm founded in 2009 in response to the dislocation in the U.S. real estate and credit markets.
29SC’s strategy is to acquire non-institutional real estate in markets where the Principals have experience and a proven track record. The firm brings over 250 years of institutional and capital market experience to every relationship.
As a vertically integrated company, they are able to take a hands-on approach to every aspect of the investment. It continues to focus on value-add multifamily, student housing, and senior living which are typically between $10-50MM in total capital, just below the institutional radar..
Live Here Chicago
Live Here Chicago prides itself on being unique in the real estate industry by maintaining a boutique, mentality despite seeing continual growth. We accomplish this by maintaining the highest level of personal attention to both our customers and our team and the high attention to detail that is required to run a successful company in a highly competitive market.
Live Here Chicago is comprised of highly trained, licensed real estate brokers and leasing agents. The strong team environment, the high ratio of support staff to sales staff, and the high volume of customer leads makes Live Here Chicago a top choice for those looking to enter real estate or those simply wanting greater access to active home buyers.
Live Here Chicago founder and Managing Broker Carolyn Anavi is highly regarded as one of the top mentors for new real estate brokers entering the field, as well as those seeking to get started in leasing. Carolyn Anavi and her management team, with a knowledge base of over 40 years of experience, create an atmosphere of learning which in turn creates more well-informed and successful agents.
As a testament to the company’s successful model, dozens of renters return yearly to Live Here Chicago to make their first purchase while landlords and building owners turn to Live Here Chicago to sell their properties. Live Here specializes in working with out of state/country sellers as well as relocating buyers and renters looking to move to Chicago..
Broadfield Capital Management
Broadfield Capital Management offers asset management, capital raising, principal investing, and advisory services for companies. The company specializes in the fields of asset management, finance, and real estate investment.
The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.. .
The Inland Real Estate Group
Inland Real Estate Group is a commercial real estate and finance group that provides real estate and related services. As a business incubator, it specializes in creating, developing, and supporting Inland member companies that provide commercial real estate-related services and alternative investment funds, including limited partnerships, institutional funds, and non-listed and listed REITs, and investment advice through its registered investment advisor.
Inland Real Estate Group was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.. .
JVM Realty Corporation is a multi-family real estate investment and property management firm providing real estate services. The firm is providing its residents with best-in-class hospitality and amenities that help simplify their lives.
JVM community is committed to delivering a superior resident experience by providing residents with respect, integrity, commitment, professionalism, and accountability. It has been providing its services since 1975..
GK Real Estate
GK Real Estate is a commercial real estate firm specializing in retail and commercial properties. The company’s national portfolio of assets includes regional malls, commercial open-air centers, office properties, and several other real estate development projects.
They seek out properties in both emerging markets that promise expansion and in established markets that promise the potential to meet their goal, creating long-term value for their investors. Their focus is always on building trust and maintaining enduring, mutually rewarding relationships with business partners, financial institutions, industry peers, tenants, and municipalities.
With prudent financial controls, disciplined decision-making, and continuous oversight, they manage their growing portfolio with an ever-steady hand.. .
First Industrial Realty Trust
First Industrial Realty Trust is a leading owner and operator of industrial real estate and provider of supply chain solutions to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in North America, our local experts manage, lease, buy, develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types.
But, it’s not just about the buildings – it’s about the trust.. .
Midwest Park Capital
Midwest Park Capital purchase mobile home communities and mobile home parks and engage in the rehabilitation and resale of assets. The Company’s fundamental investment strategy is to assemble a diversified portfolio of high projected cash-flow mobile home park assets with the goal of delivering capital preservation, consistent quarterly cash-on-cash income paired with equity growth.
The Fund is managed by Midwest Park Capital LLC and the individual executive managers associated with the Fund are Jonathan Tuttle and Cristian E. Dukes..
Fringe Capital Partners
Fringe Capital Partners and their predecessors were founded in early 2015 with the goal of providing generational multifamily investment vehicles through sponsor commitment, strategic partnerships and multiplatform management. In early 2020, Fringe expanded to the Phoenix/Scottsdale market.
Leveraging 20+ years of combined experience in general contracting, property management, and real estate acquisition, Fringe is well situated to acquire, reposition, and maintain multifamily assets through vertically integrated teams in target markets.. .
The Matt Laricy Group-Americorp
The Matt Laricy Group-Americorp operates as a real estate agency. It provides real estate marketing services in Chicago.
Matt Laricy founded the Matt Laricy Group-Americorp in 2013, with its headquarters in Chicago in Illinois. It operates as a subsidiary of Americorp Real Estate..
American Landmark Properties
American Landmark Properties is a real estate investment group that delivers consistently strong returns to its investors. The company’s acquisition philosophy is to seek and acquire value-add and opportunistic mid-cap office, industrial and multifamily properties in the Midwest and East Coast.
Their skills and expertise include syndication, financing, leasing, sales and marketing, repositioning, renovation property/asset management, and disposition.. .
The Wolcott Group
TWG is a private equity real estate investment firm investing in a variety of opportunistic, transitional, and complex value-add situations. It specializes in acquiring real estate secured assets while investing throughout the capital structure and across a broad spectrum of real estate asset classes.
The firm has developed and maintains a fully integrated investment management platform in support of its investment activities. This platform provides mortgage loan servicing, property management, and construction services.
TWG was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, USA.. .
Equity Global Management
Equity Global Management, LLC (“EGM”) is a leading, principal-oriented investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that invests in the single-tenant net lease, sale-leaseback, and build-to-suit real estate markets. EGM’s funds are professionally managed investment programs designed for institutional and individual investors attracted to the potential income, stability, and capital appreciation available from net leased commercial real estate.
Through our client focus and experienced professionals, we have become a trusted partner for investors, sale-leaseback, and build-to-suit clients across the nation. Our relationship network, capital markets knowledge, underwriting approach, and proven track record originating and structuring net lease investment opportunities has helped make us a leading investor and partner within the sector.
We are solely focused on investments in operationally significant real estate with long-term leases guaranteed by creditworthy tenants that offer the reliable cash flow and security of a fixed income strategy as well as the capital appreciation and upside potential of an equity investment.. .
i3 Capital Group
i3 Capital Group is a real estate investment company that acquires and manages cash flow generating multifamily assets. It has a strong track record of buying effectively and operating zealously to drive desired results for its investors.
It aims to preserve the principal, generate above average and consistent income flow, and drive substantial appreciation. i3 stands for Investment, Integrity, and Insight.
It operates on these fundamental principles. The company was established in Westmont, Illinois..
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Gateway Multifamily is an award-winning company that seeks to create the best renting experience possible. We transform the renting experience through branding, operations, and physical improvements at all of our acquisitions and developments.
When the obsession with providing extraordinary rental spaces meets a steadfast commitment to quality, the results are – renting transformed.. .
Rainy Investments was founded in the middle of the Foreclosure crisis. It was founded based on a strategy that combines long term leases and sales.
Rainy Investments is a residential, commercial, and land real estate investment company with over a $30MM portfolio and over 140 properties in 16 cities and 5 counties in the greater Chicagoland area. Residential concentration is in newer construction and single family homes, and commercial concentration is in class A warehousing.
Rainy investments also owns fully improved residential lots and commercial land acreage.. .
eValuation Zone is a real estate company that assist clients and lenders by managing, keeping up with, and abiding by changing regulations. The company ensure complete compliance with the requirements of the Fannie Mae Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR) formerly ‘HVCC’ and Part IV Federal Reserve System 12 CFR Part 226 Truth in Lending (TIL) Regulation Z; (interim) Final Rule.
It also able to customize compliant solutions for each specific lender.. .
Gaia Title delivers quality title insurance products and services. Gaia Title was formed by individual real estate agents concerned with skyrocketing closing costs associated with title insurance rates in Northern Illinois.
It gives significant closing cost savings for their clients and a fair and reasonable return on their investment.. .
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