Co-operatives: a chosen community.

Some of the most superb pre-War and Art Deco buildings in Chicago’s finest neighborhoods are co-ops.

When you purchase into a Chicago co-op (cooperative), you are theoretically not buying real estate. Instead, you are purchasing shares of stock in a legal entity (usually a corporation) that owns real estate. Your shares of stock enable you to occupy a specific apartment, as defined in the Proprietary Lease you receive with your stock certificate. At the end of the day, you have a wonderful place to live, but how you accomplish it is a little less traditional.

Co-ops are a slightly different living concept from other developments in the city of Chicago. They provide town home living opportunities in a multifamily structure, where your neighbors are approved by others in the building. In order to lure buyers out of the horizontal format of private homes, these buildings have retained  an air of privacy that private homes afforded and intertwined it with the ability to live in a close knit community.

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Our team of experts offers firsthand knowledge about the co-op process. From the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Lakeview and Hyde Park, our collection of Chicago Co-ops is some of the most desirable living in the city.

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Featured Co-ops

When it comes to our advice on Chicago co-ops, we are proud to say we are different. Our Brokers offer a something a little more unique that helps us stand out in the market.

Listing Broker: Elizabeth Ballis

This gracious 5600 square foot duplex feels like a single family home. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, in a 1927 Andrew Rebori designed co-op, with lovely tree-line views of Lincoln Park.

Listing Broker: Debra Dobbs

This gracious 5600 square foot duplex feels like a single family home. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, in a 1927 Andrew Rebori designed co-op, with lovely tree-line views of Lincoln Park.