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The Optima Chicago Center in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood is one of the many new multifamily properties in the city, and many observers wonder how long such construction can go on before we hit a slowdown.

CHICAGO—The nation’s apartment market has been bursting with energy and new development, but some developers are getting a little wary. At some point the good times will either end or at least level off. And trying to figure out when has made navigating the sector’s landscape a lot more challenging. Still, in the last six months or so, an increasing number of developers have hit upon at least a partial solution.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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