Description of Services

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you don’t have to be. We have a crew trained to handle most emergency situations immediately upon arrival. Our company guarantees that all emergency calls will be answered promptly.

We can handle as much or as little of your accounts payables and receivables as you like. In most cases we handle rent collections and deposits, tax bills, utilities, service contracts, mortgage payments, insurance payments, fines and licenses and security deposits. Also, we provide profit & loss statements, bank statement reconciliation reports and quarterly budgets.

Our experience is what truly sets us apart from the competition. Our 50+ years of combined experience and involvement in cases with the City of Chicago allows us to handle from the most insignificant to the most complex violation. Regardless of the type of complaint, we have the knowledge to handle it in the most expeditious and inexpensive manner. From a minor signage violation to the most complex complaint requiring variances, zoning changes or even special uses, we can help you achieve your goal and avoid costly litigation with the City.

This is by far the fastest and most inexpensive way of evicting a tenant. Most experienced landlords and property managers will agree that the City of Chicago landlord and tenant ordinance protects the tenant a great deal. Sometimes unconventional methods of eviction, such as “cash-for keys” will be your best option. Widely used by lenders in foreclosure situations, this often can prove to be the best method of gaining possession of your property from a delinquent tenant. In most cases we gain possession of the property in about 30 days without court appearances or legal fees.

We have one of the best cleaning crews available. We can provide routine cleaning of apartments, hallways, interior and exterior, windows and parking lots, as well as assist you with your heavier cleaning tasks. From simple window cleaning to heavy construction cleaning we can please the most demanding clientele.

Regardless of the size of your project, we can help you to repair or improve your property. Not only do we guarantee the quality of the work but we offer the most competitive prices. Our extensive background in construction management will ensure that we will execute your project on budget and on time. Our extensive experience as developers and builders in the Chicago area has allowed us to build a wide-ranging network of reliable and knowledgeable tradesmen. Our network of handymen and subcontractors is truly second to none. Further, these tradesmen have proven to be extremely resourceful and have saved our clients substantial amounts of money. In most cases we can solve any problem you may have with the help of one of our available handymen. We are very proud to have developed these relationships and continue to work with only the best, most reliable and skilled tradesmen and contractors.

Yes, your corporation must file tax returns every year. Regardless whether your condominium or homeowners association is a non-for-profit, or your property is a corporation or limited liability company, tax returns must be filed annually. When you work with us we will handle the entire process from beginning to end with our accountant or CPA, or we will gladly work with your accountant is you already have one.

If you need a representative capable of handling evictions, violations and administrative hearings, we are definitely the right company to help you stay out of trouble. With many years of experience in this area, we use our knowledge and relationships with attorneys, contractors, architects and City officials to protect your assets and avoid costly fees and fines. In most cases we can handle these appearances without the need of an attorney. However, if needed, we can also refer your case to an experienced attorney. Disclaimer: We are not attorneys or a legal firm and cannot offer you legal advice. We are licensed real estate brokers and property managers with considerable experience in real estate and housing matters.

In the majority of cases we are able to mediate disputes fairly and quickly and at a very low cost. With an inherent understanding of both parties’ objectives, we are able to achieve settlements and amicable agreements.

Escrow accounts can be tricky. In most cases, segregated accounts must be kept for each tenant to avoid commingling of funds. Also these accounts have to be interest bearing and interest must be paid annually directly to your tenants and also reported to the IRS. Fines for not complying with these requirements can easily get to be in the thousands of dollars very quickly. We can provide you with peace of mind by handling all escrow accounts and other payables and receivables and complying with all laws.

Any landlord who has gone through the experience of an eviction will certainly rank it among the most unpleasant, time consuming and expensive experiences of their lives. We, and our lawyers if needed, have hundreds of successful eviction cases under our belts. Obviously, this is something no one looks forward to; however, when push comes to shove you want the most experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals on your side.

Experience, experience and experience. Yes, that is what it takes to deal with these matters. Most professional claim adjusters will charge a fee for handling your claim, ranging 10 to 20 of the gross amount of your claim. And it doesn’t stop there. In addition to these fees, most companies will charge a premium from the contractor doing the work while holding hold very little liability. We provide this service free of charge to our clients. That is correct – free. We believe the best way of building a profitable business is the old fashioned way – working for it.

Our expertise in the local market allows us to advise clients from the novice to the most experienced. First-time home buyers, lenders and investors as well as landlords, have profited from our professional advice. We concentrate in residential and small to mid-size commercial property in the City of Chicago. Our experience and expertise as investors, landlords, brokers and contractors gives us an advantage when it comes to buying and managing real estate. Regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer or a savvy investor in search of a 1031 replacement property, we can assist you.

Since long-term, reliable tenants are truly the key to a successful and profitable income property, we dedicate our skills, resources and advertising to fill your rentals with tenants that are fully screened and approved by you. Our leasing services go beyond the ordinary. Here is what we can do for you: aggressive and innovative advertising methods, Cash-for-keys, handling all tenant inquiries and showings, lease preparation and landlord compliance, move-in/out coordination, security deposit accounts management and compliance, tenant screening, qualification and placement: If we had to choose the most important service we provide, this would be it. Most landlords would agree that vacancies are their number one enemy. And even worse than a vacant unit is a unit occupied by a tenant not paying rent. We spend a great amount of time pre-screening potential tenants before even presenting them to you. We run credit checks, verify employment history, check with previous landlords and run background checks if necessary. Our process is guaranteed to provide you with accurate information and maximize the number of qualified tenants we present to you.

In addition to emergency maintenance and repair services, we also provide an array of maintenance and repair services such as elevator maintenance and repairs, landscape maintenance and snow removal, locksmith services, parking lot and garage maintenance, pest control, preventative maintenance and inspection programs, property security and board-up services, towing services.

With over 50 years of combined experience in the local market, we have built strong and dependable relationships with Chicago’s top professionals. Through our own experiences and through client representation, we have built a roster of only the best in the business.

Our inspection reports are tailored to your needs. The most often requested are EPA Phases I and II, soil borings, rodents, termites, property condition, construction estimate and construction progress reports.

If you live in Cook County and own real estate, you will know that taxes are extremely high. However, taxes can be protested and reduced, depending on a number of factors. Upon request we can provide an analysis of properties similar to yours to determine if your taxes are truly high compared to similar properties. This is an inexpensive service we provide which can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

We can assist you in this entire process. Briefly, a Starker or 1031 exchange is a method of structuring a property under IRS Code 1031, which allows businesses and individuals to defer recognition of capital gains or other taxes associated with the sale of most business or investment assets, as long as new assets are purchased to replace the existing assets. Whether your property is owned free and clear or encumbered, the benefits of a 1031 exchange can be tremendous. Taxes you save by doing a 1031 exchange can be used to purchase additional investment property. You defer recognition of the capital gains tax that would ordinarily be assessed on the sale and use the entire amount of the equity in a “tax free” manner to purchase more replacement property.

We can create a plan for your property to minimize vacancies and increase profitability. Our plans have been proven to reduce – if not eliminate – vacancy rates. As you know, a vacant unit can cost you lots of money in lost rent, utility bills and can severely hurt your cash-flow. Give us the opportunity to explain how our plans can benefit you.