• 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.

  • IREJ: Kiser Group's Bill Baumann

    Cap rates in the multifamily arena seem to be one of the biggest conversations right now as they are at historic lows. Some experts think cap rates could go even lower in 2015, according to Multifamily Executive. Kiser Group’s Senior Managing Director, Bill Baumann, had some enlightening comments in that recent feature discussing the cap rate limbo. Baumann will also share his state of the market outlook at Illinois Real Estate Journal‘s Apartment Summit on March 10th. But before he does that, we wanted to share a couple of cool facts about him with you…

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