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101 Top Illinois Real Estate Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Real Estate companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Real Estate industry, but are all exceptional 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 and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Real Estate Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Obie

Obie

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Obie is an insurtech startup that offers insurance and risk management for real estate investors.

Arturo

Arturo

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Arturo is a deep learning spin-out from a Fortune 500 company focused on delivering highly accurate measurement and predictive data.

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Avail

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Avail provides a platform containing tools and resources that help streamline the landlord/tenant relationship.

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Cohesion

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Vertically integrated smart building SaaS platform

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Family Office

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Family Office Trust Company | Private capital creating value via non-traditional partnerships, capital structures, and talent.

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Buildout

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Buildout is an end-to-end solution that provides a marketing platform for commercial real estate.

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Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional services firm, specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management.

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Groundbreaker

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Groundbreaker offers an all-in-one real estate investment software to automate fundraising, investment management, and investor relations.

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Cityzenith

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Cityzenith is a technology startup that provides data visualization platform software and applications for IoT and Smart Cities.

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Purchasing Platform

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Purchasing Platform saves money and simplifies purchasing with negotiated pricing on millions of products for real estate operators.

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Truss

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Truss is an online marketplace to help small and medium sized business owners find, tour, and lease space.

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NestEgg

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NestEgg is a real estate company that helps independent real estate investors create wealth by streamlining the property management process.

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Mobile Doorman

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Mobile Doorman is an apartment community apps, custom-branded to property’s needs.

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Independence Realty Trust Inc

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Independence Realty Trust is a publicly traded REIT that owns and manages communities containing more than 17,000 apartment homes.

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Enodo

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Enodo is an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate

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MortgageHippo

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MortgageHippo is a B2B fintech company delivering white-labeled web and mobile-ready digital platforms to banks and mortgage lenders.

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Renovo Financial

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Renovo is the premier provider of financial and strategic support for real estate investors

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Rentgrata

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Rentgrata is a messaging platform that connects prospective renters with current residents of apartment communities.

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CNA Insurance Company

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CNA is an Insurance Company, selling insurance products and services.

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Heartland Bank and Trust

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Heartland Bank and Trust is a banking firm offering housing lending services.

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Zerv

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Zerv enables a smartphone to open any access controlled door without updating the existing hardware.

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ParqEx

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ParqEx is a SaaS & IoT based innovative technology platform for parking management, payment processing & access control

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Inland Private Capital

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Inland Private Capital offers replacement properties exchange transactions and multiple-owner real estate investment solutions.

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GoldenPeaks Capital

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GoldenPeaks Capital is an investment group.

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Apartment Jet

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Apartment Jet is a short term property management software that offers solutions to owners and operators in apartment industry.

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Abode

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Abode is a user-friendly app that eases the home buying process and is especially helpful to first-time buyers.

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GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

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John Deere

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Deere & Company is an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery.

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Senior Lifestyle

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Senior Lifestyle is a family-owned company that promotes healthy, happy residents through an unmatched level of service.

ChoreRelief

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ChoreRelief helps homeowners and contractors connect on-demand and on-budget.

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National Association of REALTORS

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National Association of Realtors is America’s largest trade association.

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US LBM

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US LBM is a building materials company that provides lumber and building materials.

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ShowingTime

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ShowingTime is SaaS technology provider that develops a web-based real estate lead capture, calendaring, and notification engine.

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The BSC Group

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The BSC Group provides self storage and commercial real estate financing solutions.

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Cartavi

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Cartavi is a cloud-based document-sharing solution and a smartphone app designed for real estate professionals.

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Guaranteed Rate

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Guaranteed Rate provides mortgage lending services such as home loans and home mortgage refinancing services.

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West Town Bancorp

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West Town Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for West Town Savings Bank

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Apartments.com

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Apartments.com is an online resource providing information and images of apartments available for rent in U.S. cities.

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RentHub

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RentHub is a Real-Time Price Guide for Apartment Rents.

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Inhabitr

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Inhabitr is a furniture rental platform that lets users rent furniture at an affordable price.

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Equityroots, Inc.

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Real estate crowdfunding for branded hotel assets

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Accend

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Accend’s business model is sustainable characterized by the continual mobility of a large segment of their population.

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Ventas

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Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust (REIT),

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INTREN

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INTREN is a construction company providing construction and management services.

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Edify Investment Technologies

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Edify Investment Technologies develops and provides software solutions for real estate industry.

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NativeERP

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NativeERP is a real estate enterprise solution company.

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Brownfield Listings

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Brownfield Listings is a nationwide property marketplace & project workspace for real estate with reuse challenges.

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inRentive

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inRentive is a cloud-based platform that facilitates the management of multifamily housing listings and vacancy content.

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LeaseMaid

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LeaseMaid is handle the chores of leasing apartments.

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Baker & McKenzie

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Baker & McKenzie is a business law firm that offers legal advisory services in diverse categories.

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Parafin

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Parafin specializes in real estate development and generative design technology.

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Properties

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Properties is an independent real estate brokerage firm that offers local homebuyers and sellers a service for their real estate needs.

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Realtors Property Resource

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Realtors Property Resource is a Chicago-based real estate database providing company.

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SIRVA

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SIRVA provides mobility services to corporate customers, individual consumers, and military and government agencies worldwide.

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Nekst

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Nekst is a real estate web application seeks to improve the efficiency of the home buying and selling experience.

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Home Partners of America

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Home Partners of America is a Chicago-based real estate enterprise.

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LaSalle Investment Management

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LaSalle Investment Management operates as a global real estate investment manager.

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Nine Four Ventures

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Nine Four Ventures is a vertically-integrated, multi-stage real estate technology fund.

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Sycamore Media

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Sycamore Media Holdings is a media startup that focuses on promoting entrepreneurship

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Dream Kitchen

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One of the biggest obstacles to starting a food business in Illinois is the high cost of setting up a commercial kitchen.

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Appoet

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Appoet is a mobile developer and publisher focused on augmented reality and hyper-local discoverability technologies.

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CBRE

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CBRE is a vertically integrated global commercial real estate services and investment firm.

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Equity Residential

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Equity Residential (EQR) is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

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College Annex

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The marketplace for student rentals

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AptAmigo

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AptAmigo is the #1 Luxury Apartment Locator Service in Chicago, Denver, & Atlanta.

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Gozent

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gozent is a web service for managing residential apartment rentals.

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Digs

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Digs offers financial tools that empower consumers to build wealth through their home.

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Zencity

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Prop tech and residential hospitality operations

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Cresset Asset Management

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Cresset offers individuals and families access to a comprehensive suite of family office services.

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Campus Pointe Apartments

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Campus Pointe Apartments is an actual estate association that provides the rental to students on rent.

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CA Ventures, LLC

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CA Ventures is a real estate management firm that focuses on creating and maximizing real estate investment value.

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Equity Office

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Equity Office is rich with signature properties in the nation’s leading gateway markets.

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HomeFinder.com

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We help homes and people find each other.

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Revantage Corporate Services

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Revantage is a professional shared services company that embraces ambition and innovation to serve real estate portfolio companies.

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VHT Studios

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VHT Studios is the leading full service provider of Visual Marketing Services specially designed for the Real Estate Industry.

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GEM REALTY CAPITAL

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GEM REALTY CAPITAL is an investment company that invests in private-market real estate assets and publicly traded real estate securities.

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Route

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Business Management Platform for Facility services industry. Focusing on commercial cleaning vendors first. Digitizing the manual processes

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Neighborhoods.com

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Neighborhoods.com is a Chicago-based online real estate resource.

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Barnett Capital Ltd.

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Barnett Capital is a real estate company providing real estate, asset-based financing, and equipment leasing services.

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Waterton

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Waterton is a real estate investment and property management company.

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Clayco

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Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm.

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Ozinga

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Ozinga provides an assortment of ready mix, sustainable and specialty concrete products, as well as various concrete add-ons and supplies.

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CoWorkersLink

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Three year hold period and an estimated IRR of 35%. We are a family owned Chicago full service commercial real estate firm.

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The Inland Real Estate Group

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Inland Real Estate Group provides commercial real estate-related services and alternative investment funds.

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Heitman

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Heitman is a real estate investment management firm.

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Fay Servicing

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Fay Servicing is a financial services company that offers mortgages, home loans, property renovation, lending and refinance services.

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First Industrial Realty Trust

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First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

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Pangea Properties

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Pangea Properties is a provider of multi-family residential properties.

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Lucro

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More Deals, Less Modeling

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Valent BioSciences Corporation

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At Valent BioSciences, our focus is on building the strongest portfolio of biorational solutions.

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PopUp Leasing

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PopUpLeasing.com turns vacant real estate into cash by helping pop-up retailers find landlords willing to rent on a short-term basis.

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First Midwest Group

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First Midwest Group is a dynamic, full service real estate development company, business operator, and global investment firm.

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29th Street Capital

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29th Street Capital operates as a real estate investment and advisory firm.

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Equity LifeStyle Properties

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Equity LifeStyle Properties owns and manages the portfolios of resort communities in the United States.

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Grosvenor Capital Management

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GCM Grosvenor is a diversified independent alternative asset management firm.

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Assemble

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Assemble is a company that provides shared office spaces in Chicago, Illinois as it owns private, short-term offices.

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Draper and Kramer, Incorporated

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Draper and Kramer, Inc. is a vertically integrated property and financial services company .

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Skender Construction

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Skender Construction is a construction company that offers services in Chicago and San Francisco.

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Energy Distribution Partners

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Energy Distribution Partners is delivers propane and other energy products to retail, residential and commercial customers.

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Stan Ventures

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#1 Indo-American White Label SEO Agency

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CartoFront

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CartoFront is an industry changing search engine for residential and commercial real estate opportunities.

Written by Mark Smith

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