This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Property Management companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Property Management 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 Property Management Companies
Mobile Doorman is an apartment community apps, custom-branded to property’s needs. They believe in building needs to go beyond the web portal and connect with residents on their mobile devices.
After being frustrated with the ability to use their smartphones to interact with their building managers, they created an app that does just that. Their app is customizable, both in terms of branding and features for each building they serve.
The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.. .
Avail is a provider of tools and guidance that makes it easy to be a landlord. It offers a platform that helps independent landlords and property managers to navigate the rental cycle, as well as provides rental listings, tenant screening, customized leases, online payments, and maintenance requests services.
Until now, landlords with less than 10 units haven’t had access to online tools designed specifically for them. Avail is an intuitive app that helps advertise vacant units, request rental applications and credit reports, sign leases, and collect rent — all online.
Today, 70,000 landlords use Avail because it’s the only end-to-end platform that helps in scaling from beginner to professional with tools, support, and education.. .
SMS is revolutionizing the facility services industry through its remarkable technology. Most large multi-location chains rely heavily on local subcontractors to provide their facility maintenance services, like electrical, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical repairs, floor & window cleaning, landscaping, snow removal, parking lot maintenance and dozens of other services.
Management responsibility for these services is often delegated to the operating units, and as a result, significant opportunities to leverage technology, economies of scale and subject matter expertise are lost. As a national integrator with over 40,000 unique customer sites under contract, SMS Assist helps customers reduce spend on facilities services an average of 20 percent while maintaining or improving quality and providing radical transparency.
We execute so you can manage.. .
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..
CNA Insurance Company
CNA Financial Corporation (CNAF) is an insurance holding company. The Company’s core business commercial property and casualty insurance operations operate in two segments: CNA Specialty and CNA Commercial.
Its non-core businesses are managed in two business segments: Life & Group Non-Core and Corporate & Other Non-Core. The Company’s insurance products primarily include commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety.
Its services include risk management, information services, and warranty and claims administration. Its products and services are marketed through independent agents, brokers and managing general underwriters to a wide variety of customers, including small, medium and large businesses, associations, professionals and other groups.
In August 2014, the Company completed the sale of Continental Assurance Company (CAC) to subsidiary of Wilton Re Holdings Limited. .
Founded in 2015, TurboAppeal provides sophisticated, yet simple property tax appeal services that combine exceptional customer service with the best in class technology to make the process of appealing each year intelligent and seamless. At our core, the machine-learning algorithm gets more accurate and smarter as we do more and more appeals, meaning that we are only improving.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, each year we are opening up more offices throughout the country.. .
Crowdfind an enterprise software company improving companies’ lost and found and maintenance departments with our Image-Led Workflow technology. It all started with our Lost and Found software which integrates onto our client’s website so their customers can search and file claims for their items 24/7.
This saves employee time spent on lost and found management. Other features include inventory tracking, automated reporting, digital customer communication via our chat function, and integrated shipping.
In 2018, we released our new CMMS work ticket management software, FixIt. Utilizing our Image-Led Workflow technology to create work tickets, FixIt will completely modernize facility maintenance software.
Take a picture of the issue, the maintenance team gets notified, fixes it, and uses a picture to mark as complete. Some of our clients include Navy Pier, Live Nation, Virginia Tech, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Salt Lake City International Airport, LA Coliseum, University of Michigan, and many more..
Package Zen is a mobile application that offers delivery and package receiving services for offices, apartments, and condominiums. It enables users to take snaps of bills, identifies the recipient, and handles notifications.
The notifications include delivery details and confirmation instructions. Package Zen sorts out who the delivery or package is for and notifies the right person via e-mail or SMS.
Package Zen was founded in January 2014.. .
Illinois Real Estate Title Center
Illinois Real Estate Title Center offers title insurance and services for all types of residential and commercial real estate transactions. They maintain long-lasting relationships with those they serve.
Illinois Real Estate Title Center is an agent of Investors Title Insurance Company, an underwriter that consistently achieves the highest financial stability ratings offered by industry rating firms such as A.M. Best Company, Demotech, and Kroll Bond Rating Agency.
It was founded in 2002 and is based in Springfield, Illinois.. .
inRentive is a cloud-based platform for managing multifamily housing listings and vacancy content, including photos, pricing, and specific unit-level availability. The platform is fully integrated with apartments.com and is also integrated with most major property management software.
Users can create, add or edit building, model, and unit level listings; create and manage referral campaigns; post ad to Craigslist in under 30 seconds; and utilize the offered advanced analytics, customizable market rent comparison analyzer, advanced user role management, real-time “”Check Availability”” tool for Facebook, and the reputation management tool. inRentive was founded by Josh Childs, Melissa Moline, and Abram Nelson in August 2012 and is based in Chicago, Illinois, the United States..
Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) is an S&P 500 company, more than 4,000 employees strong, that owns, develops and operates almost 500 high-quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets.
And for more than 200,000 residents, they are home. They are building value for their shareholders, residents and employees by combining the resources of a large company and a national presence with strong local management and expertise.
Shares of the company are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, EQR. Equity Residential is a member of the S&P 500..
Triprental.com strives to operate as THE online listing service for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties online. With the use of proprietary tools and services, TripRental.com aims to generate even more rental bookings for rental owners and property managers in an easy and cost-effective way.
In turn, this provides travelers a simple and safe way to find the perfect vacation rental on an easy-to-use website that hosts an extensive selection of vacation homes.. .
College Annex is the marketplace for student housing: an online platform for college students and property managers that streamlines finding and leasing off-campus housing. From searching available rentals, to signing the lease to paying rent online, it’s all in one place.
Tenants are able to search listings relevant to their college, apply and invite friends, sign a lease, and pay rent from one centralized platform. Property owners and managers save time and money with online management tools enabling them to easily complete and store lease agreements online, screen tenants, accept and track rent payments online..
Equity Office portfolio, encompassing more than 50 million square feet of Class A office space throughout the US, is rich with signature properties in the nation’s leading gateway markets. Their company focuses heavily on meeting the current trends and changing strategic needs of companies and Their chosen markets.
They rely on a connected coalition of informed and market sensitive regional leadership groups made up of seasoned real estate professionals who keenly understand the nuances of their individual markets. With an average tenure of over 25 years in the real estate industry, Their regional leaders also head teams with deep experience across the board from investment and asset management, to property management, development and construction..
Built for the unique and complex needs of service providers in spaces such as commercial cleaning, Route is the only service business software that brings together the essentials of the sales process in one cross platform solution. Featuring a robust web portal and a mobile app with offline capabilities, Route is fundamentally changing the game for service providers with tools never before seen by the industry that transform the way companies sell.
Walkthrough Builder collects and organizes the scope of work in real time while you’re actually in the prospect’s space. After reviewing the information, calculate a bid with Route’s Estimator and generate a Proposal supercharged by custom templates, personalization, and automation that bring you and your team unprecedented visibility, growth and productivity..
OCC operates as an equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Its mission is to provide market participants with innovative risk management solutions.
The company provides efficiencies in the clearing and settlement of options, futures, and other financial transactions. Founded in 1973, OCC operates in Chicago, Illinois..
PopUpLeasing.com turns vacant real estate into cash by helping pop-up retailers find landlords willing to rent on a short-term basis. We specialize in lease terms from one day to one year.
The Pop-Up Phenomenon is growing at a spectacular pace around the world. PopUpLeasing.com will provide specialized real estate listings for this growing industry.
We provide a comprehensive database of properties that are available for short-term leases. Priceline.com turned empty hotel rooms into cash for hotels.
PopUpLeasing.com will generate cash from vacant properties.. .
Waterton is a real estate investment and property management company with a focus on U.S. multifamily, senior living and hospitality properties.
Founded in 1995, Waterton executes value add strategies and manages a national portfolio of properties on behalf of institutional investors, family offices and financial institutions. Waterton manages its multifamily and senior living properties through a vertically integrated operations platform.
Waterton has expertise in selecting and managing attractive risk adjusted real estate investments located in major markets around the United States. Waterton is privately held by its co-founders and is headquartered in Chicago with regional teams throughout the United States.
As of March 31, 2019, Waterton’s portfolio includes approximately $5.0 billion in real estate assets.. .
DTZ is a global leader in property services. They build enduring partnerships, based on mutual respect and a shared understanding of each client’s diverse needs.
With beginnings in 1784, DTZ’s strength, stability and tenacity continue to sustain their growth. Their invest in their people, who provide an outstanding client experience.
Serving many of the world’s greatest companies today, DTZ’s 24,200 people in 208 offices in 52 countries offer integrated operations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. their pride in everyday excellence reflects the exacting requirements of occupiers, developers, owners and investors.
Responsive and alert to today’s fast-evolving world, DTZ creates solutions for a safe and prosperous future. Their are transforming the world of property services..
Thermaquatica is commercializing a proprietary and patented technology for processing biomass (including agricultural wastes), coal, oil sands, and oil shales to high value platform chemicals and liquid fuels. The method, known as Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution (OHD) is simple, using only hot (subcritical) liquid water and oxygen to break down these macromolecular organic materials into their constituent aromatic and aliphatic compounds.
The OHD process can also be used for environmental remediation of organic-containing sites, such as oil sands tailings and coal waste ponds. This modular, environmentally–friendly process produces very little CO2, giving the technology a low carbon footprint.
OHD requires no pre-treatment of the feed, or additional catalysts, enzymes or solvents (other than water). The OHD bioliquor can be used as a fulvate-type biostimulant and soil enhancer, and high-value, platform biochemicals can also be recovered as saleable products through an add-on option to the main conversion process.
The product suite depends on the choice of feedstock and the process conditions. Thermaquatica’s goal is to use OHD technology to produce chemicals similar or identical to petroleum-derived products, using low-cost alternative raw materials such as waste biomass or coal.
The resulting products can be sold as fine chemicals, used in manufacturing of biodegradable plastics and polymers, and/or converted to liquid fuels. The OHD technology is described in more detail on the Technology tab from the menu above, and the process is also described in a short video clip in the Media section..
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..
HiRise is a first-of-its kind transactional marketplace for leasing office space online. Transparent pricing, and hassle free negotiation.
You can find office space on your terms, where you need it and for as long as you need it. www.hirise.com.
PropertyGo is the simple way to apply to the leading lenders in commercial real estate. Receive lending offers online from banks or private lenders, compare them, and select the best lender to move forward with to finance your investment property.
Each loan request is matched to a PropertyGo Loan Consultant who is there to assist with the entire process, and will follow up with lenders on the borrower’s behalf. Save time, save money, direct-to-lender.
From $100k to $20M plus.. .
Luxury Living Chicago Realty
Luxury Living Chicago is a rental-focused real estate brokerage. Comprised of a team of experienced licensed real estate brokers, leasing agents and marketing professionals, Luxury Living Chicago is a boutique, luxury brokerage focused on leasing downtown Chicago apartments.
Luxury Living Chicago has worked with thousands of clients and provides market expertise and access to all luxury Chicago apartments.. .
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..
iNest Realty is a real estate brokerage firm focused on newly-constructed homes. It provides consumers with a database of new home builders and communities with flexible search options and a network of local field agents to enable individuals to find new homes.
iNest Realty was founded in 1997 and is based in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the United States.. .
InCommercial is a commercial real estate company that offers property management, brokerage, and consulting services. The firm manages single-tenant properties, shopping centers, office buildings, and medical centers across the country and transacts as a principal on over 80 such assets every year.
Erik Conrad founded it in Chicago, Illinois in 2019.. .
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.. .
Prospect Equities provides full-service real estate brokerage with hundreds of real estate professionals licensed throughout its offices in Illinois, New York, Florida, and Arizona. It specializes in residential sales and leasing, luxury property representation, apartment rentals, commercial sales and leasing, business brokerage, and international investment opportunities.
It has its headquarters in Chicago in Illinois.. .
Forth Group is a manager of HOA associations and commercial properties in downtown Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. HOA and condos range from 30 units to 700 units, mid-rise, and hi-rise.
Currently, they manage over 4000 units. Commercial properties include office and retail.
Forth Group also provides group and bulk property insurance services, discounted energy and green building solutions, property repair and maintenance services.. .
What started off as the an interesting project, has become an important part of so many people’s lives. In 2006, we had the idea of sharing a house with some friends, and turned it into a place where we can MAKE friends.
We noticed that the people coming to stay with us were usually students doing an internship, or people staying in the city for short term work. Most importantly, these were people who wanted to experience all of Chicago, and meet lifetime friends along the way! The entire idea of SubletInn is to create fun, stress-free, and interactive environments for students, interns, and young professionals.
This means your job is to go out and get to know your roommates, all while we take care of the rest. Go explore Chicago to it’s fullest, knowing you will always have this room waiting for you when you come back! This is only the beginning.
Without knowing, you are also a founder. We are eternally grateful you have trusted us on this first step in the road, and hope you stick around for the future..
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.. .
High Fidelity Realty
High Fidelity Realty is a real estate company that specializes in single-family, single-unit condo, and multifamily property management. It has a proven track record of increasing renewal rates, collecting rent on time, proactive communication, and keeping properties in top physical condition.
It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.. .
Homeology is a community of living location experts that enable individuals to find suitable neighborhoods to live in Chicago. With the use of an extensive questionnaire, the agency sets up its clients with real estate agents in neighborhoods with specific lifestyle and personal needs.
Homeology is based in Evanston, Illinois.. .
Squeezable Skyline builds a collection of plush skyscrapers inspired by America’s most iconic tall buildings. The products offered by Squeezable Skyline are simplified models of the real buildings they represent and are designed at a relative scale to resemble an accurate skyline as its users build their collections.
Squeezable Skyline was founded in 2013 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.. .
The purchase of the Moline, Illinois corporate headquarters allowed DST to operate in two states while expanding its boundaries in the service space. During year 2008, Darrell S.
Turner Distribution Incorporated evolved into a Full Service Facility Solution Resource satisfying its client’s needs. Since 2001 many businesses have faced situations that required resolutions unlike those of the past.
DST prides itself on dealing with situations before they become a problem. Flexibility has played a major role as they offer Customized Manpower Solutions.
Being so; an extensive list of organized solutions are offered under the corporate umbrella: DST Companies. Resulting from the disasters both local and abroad; DST Cleaning Services transformed by re-engineering its services focusing on those of emergency content.
DST Cleaning & Disaster Services erected in effort to specifically focus on the needs thereof. As public safety concerns heightened and natural disasters occurred more frequently, the need for a Security Management Solution became an everyday reality.
Thus, DST Security Services expanded into a full service Security Management Firm. .
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