chi-High Rise Under Construction The exodus from the construction industry after 2008 left a shortage once demand for new buildings returned.

CHICAGO—@properties has just released its latest annual development market report, for which it completed almost 100 surveys with developers, bankers, architects, contractors and its own developers. In addition to analyzing trends in neighborhoods such as River North, the Gold Coast, the South Loop and others, the real estate brokerage firm asked its respondents to identify the principal risks for residential for-sale development in Chicago this year.

“This is the most comprehensive @report we’ve ever assembled, and the best thing is that the most important insights are coming directly from the people who are designing, building, financing and selling new, for-sale construction in Chicago,” says Michael Golden, co-founder of @properties, the city’s largest brokerage by market share. “It’s not just an analysis of the market from 30,000 feet. It’s people from all sectors of the industry saying, ‘Here’s what we’re dealing with. Here are the big challenges and the big opportunities.’”

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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