Since its founding in 1990, Essex has grown to become the Chicago area’s premier investment real estate brokerage company. Our expertise, integrity, and consultancy approach has resulted in our achieving the leading market share and earning the confidence of Chicago’s most prominent real estate investors. If you are seeking to buy or sell multi-family, mixed-use, retail, or other investment real estate, or simply require market information, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of service possible.
The foundation of Essex' success is the depth of our specific market knowledge. Essex has methodically developed and maintained a thorough database of each property and owner by sub-market and property type.
This grass-roots legwork enables Essex to track each property that is available for sale, whether it is actively listed or not. This data allows our buyers to evaluate all available acquisition options, while affording our sellers a greater understanding of market conditions and potential competition. Similarly, our market knowledge allows us to track and evaluate the details of every property sale. This enables our buyers to target efficiently their acquisition efforts and enables our sellers to negotiate from a position of knowledge and strength. Finally, our market knowledge allows Essex to match optimally the goals of both buyers and sellers, creating an efficient marketplace in which our clients can conduct business.
The success of this approach is evidenced by the fact that more than half of our business is with repeat clients.