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investment brokerage in chicago

33 Realty’s investment brokerage team is Chicago’s leading multifamily, land and deconversion brokerage firm. Our transactions cover simple 6-unit buildings to complex land transactions requiring zoning knowledge and entitlement experience. Unlike traditional brokerage firms, we have access to data through 33’s other service lines to forecast construction costs, lease rates and management expenses. This brings credibility to our brokerage transactions because buyers and sellers know our valuations are reliable and defendable. Proprietary buyer and seller databases, tailored marketing materials, proactive negotiations and rigid escrow management are the cornerstones of our business.
investment brokerage in chicago

the best choice for your investment

33’s integrated service offering model enables us to tap in-house resources to underwrite the operations of functioning assets as well as validate projections in construction, leasing, and management.Our team comes from a multitude of backgrounds with one goal in mind - ensuring client satisfaction.


Why market a property versus trying to sell it off-market? Follow-up question, what does a full marketing process and timing look like?

For the most part, marketing a property ensures wider exposure and more control over the process. A broker's job is to create excitement about a buying opportunity, unlock potential upside, and drive the process so a seller ends up with not only the best price but also the best buyer at the table. This is hard to do off-market. Buyers love buying off-market, which should tell sellers everything they need to know

Who are the buyers in the middle market and how has their profile evolved over time?

We have seen an evolution of buyers as Chicago has become more of an international city over the last 15 years. When I started in brokerage the typical buyer was the largest landlord in any submarket, now we are seeing new buyers enter the market with capital from a national and international community often winning the deals

What makes someone a good broker both from a seller’s and a buyer’s perspective?

Keeping their clients’ best interest at the forefront and making recommendations on what to do based on experience and honesty. A great broker never thinks about a single transaction as the end of a relationship and rather the beginning of a long-term relationship

Is now a good time to acquire property and do you see the value of real estate going up or down in the Chicago market?

Now is a great time to acquire property because of the low cost of capital. In addition, we are seeing many investors diversify out of an overheated stock market and into bricks and mortar assets as a hedge against inflation

Where are the best deals?

This is impossible to answer without first understanding a client's investment strategy. Make sure your broker understands what you are looking for, so you always get an early call
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