• Crain's: Goldman Sachs puts foreclosed Glenview shopping center up for sale

    It suffered through the downturn because it did not have a true anchor,” said Lee Kiser, principal and managing broker at Chicago-based real estate firm Kiser Group, which brokered the sale of Carillon Square in 2008 and 2003. “In 2008, when it sold it was still Blockbuster (video store) and that drew a lot of people in, but that was a dinosaur . . . I don't think they've had a good anchor there since that would draw people into the center.”

  • RPBG Makes Commitment to Sullivan High School

    Senior Managing Director at Kiser Group, Brian Semel, is in charge of the fundraising efforts to convert a classroom into a functioning apartment within the school, complete with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and laundry room. This space will be used to teach kids who are part of Sullivan’s longstanding and successful “low-incidence” program. “Low-incidence” refers to disabilities that are relatively uncommon in the general population; blindness, deafness and autism are all considered low-incidence disabilities. Because they are relatively uncommon, not every school in the CPS system has this type of program...

  • IREJ’s Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit State of the Market Panel Recap

    What neighborhoods outside of the downtown Class A market are showing the most strength in terms of investment interest and rent growth? Bill Baumann, Senior Managing Director at Kiser Group, shared that there are a few areas where he’s seen really strong growth—the first being the West Loop.

  • RPBG Market Update - March 2015

    Chicago and the Eastern United States have just experienced a record cold February. But, where the economy is concerned, it feels a lot more like July. Yet, despite the strong jobs and employment reports released on Friday March 6th, or perhaps because of them, the markets are in retreat. This is true for both the equity and bond markets and has made for a surprisingly ugly finish to a day that, ostensibly, got off to a really good start...

  • Crain's: New York firm acquires Albany Park apartments

    Crain's features an Albany Park deal brokered by Bill Baumann and Mike Anguiano of Kiser Group.

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