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chi-brookhill (3) Brook Hill, a 408-unit community in Westmont, IL, was just bought for $76 million by Redwood Capital Group.

CHICAGO—Glittering new luxury apartment towers dot the urban cores of many US metro areas, but the suburban outskirts contain a lot of modest workforce housing that quietly generates solid returns. Redwood Capital Group, LLC, a Chicago-based multi-family investment firm, has become a big player in class B suburban properties, and the firm’s leaders say that although it does not produce headlines, the niche has tremendous long-term potential.

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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