Building the Best inAffordable Housing Since 1989 Renaissance North, Chicago
For nearly 20 years, we have developed and managedresidential and mixed-use real estate with greatcreativity and persistence. We strive to buildcommunities, not with just bricks and mortar butwith strength and integrity.DevelopmentSince 1989, our developed projects have totalednearly $100,000,000. These projects have been anintegral part of the growing vibrancy and viability ofthe communities in which they’ve been built.• Site selection• Due diligence• Financing• Land & building acquisition• Turnkey development• Development management• RedevelopmentConstruction Project ManagementWe’ve managed large and small constructionprojects, both rehabilitation and new construction.• Owner’s representative• Zoning/municipal approval• Permit processing• Construction financing• Design oversight—architectural and interior/ space-planningProperty ManagementWe manage our own portfolio and also deliver a fullrange of services to private investors andcondominium associations. We strive to ensure thehighest quality of life for all our residents. Bell Tower Lofts, Chicago• Rent/assessment collection• Budgeting and accounting• Financial reporting• Building maintenance and repair• Preventive maintenance• Facilitation of major repairs
The following projects were developed under the Low Income Housing TaxCredit program (Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code). RRG Development,our tax-credit development company, arranged for all: site selection andacquisition, layered financing, architectural design oversight, construction projectmanagement and property management.Development Year Total Project Cost ComponentsWicker Park Place 1989 $1,000,000 112-unit SRO gut rehabRenaissance West 1993 $4,500,000 100-unit new construction SROLyndale Place 1996 $7,000,000 67-unit gut rehab multi-familyRenaissance Center 1999 $13,000,000 113-unit new construction SLF*Renaissance North 2001 $13,000,000 59-unit mixed-use multi-familyRenaissance Saint Luke 2003 $13,000,000 90-unit new construction senior rentalWicker Park Renaissance 2007 $11,000,000 61-unit gut rehab of Wicker Park PlaceSaint Luke Renaissance - 2007 $22,000,000 107-unit new construction SLF*Greenview Place*Supportive Living Facility under the Medicaid Waiver Program through the State ofIllinois Dept of Healthcare and Family Services for the Medicaid Waiver system,enabling the provision of supportive services (assisted living) to the frail low-income elderly
These developments were created by Carlton Development Corporation, our market-ratedevelopment company. Carlton arranged for all: site selection and acquisition, financing,architectural design oversight, construction project management, marketing and propertymanagement.Development Year Total Project Cost ComponentsElston-Webster Industrial Center 1988 $1,000, 000 3.5 acres, 145,000 sf site leased to purchase light manufacturing usersCloister of Wicker Park 1990 $3,000,000 Conversion of 42 unit apartment building to condoCathedral Row/Cathedral Place 1992 $2,300,000 Conversion of funeral home to 13 condos/townhousesHonore Row 1993 $1,500,000 8 townhomes—new constructionMcLean Place 1994 $650,000 3 townhomes—new constructionRenaissance Mews 1995 $1,700,000 13 townhomes, new constructionBell Tower Lofts 1996 $4,500,000 Conversion of Catholic Church/ school to 18 condosChurchill Park Place 1999 $8,000,000 21 residential/5 commercial condos—new construction
Nancy began her real estate career in 1973, working in sales for a nationally known condo development company headquartered in Chicago. She formed Renaissance Realty Group, Inc. in 1985. Multi-faceted, The Renaissance Companies have engaged in real estate brokerage and development activities and have developed several successful condo/rowhouse projects in which Nancy was general and managing partner. In 1989, Nancy formed RRG Development, Inc. as the vehicle to develop low-to-moderate income housing. In 1994, she launched Renaissance Social Services, a 501(c)3 company providing supportive housing services to RRG developments. Now a fully independent company, RSSI is providing essential services to other developers in addition to Renaissance. Among her other business ventures: former general partner/developer of a racquetball facility in Nancy J. Kapp Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; former general partner of a 242-unit apartment complex in Columbus, President Ohio. Her industry-related activities include being the founding member of Condex Residential Information Service, an MLS for condos and co-ops in Chicago. She is an Illinois licensed real estate broker. Additionally, Nancy served four years as chairman of the Fund Raising Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Chicago Area Chapter; founding member of the North Elston Business Organization and has been a member of several condo associations and local community groups. She lives and works in the Bucktown area of Chicago. She has raised four children and continues to pursue the dream of making a difference.Jeanmarie joined the Renaissance team in 1989, after an eight-year experience in amiddle-market commercial bank in Chicago. She is a licensed real estate broker in theState of Illinois.She is the head of operations for The Renaissance Companies and manages the generalcontractor and architect for all developments. Together with her team of professionaldesigners and contractors, she has overseen the development of housing projects that arevalued additions to their communities. Her responsibilities include all exterior andinterior finish selections and building design and space-planning oversight. It is herfervent desire to produce quality affordable housing that doesnt look like affordablehousing. She believes that the Renaissance projects are clear demonstrations of this.In 2004, she was one of five founding members of We Do Care, a non-profit thatfounded and produced the Barrington Freedom Festival, a family event designed tosupport the US Military. She and a co-founder continued on to work with FreedomCalls (a non-profit providing video-conferencing services to deployed troops and theirfamilies), producing their first-year anniversary website movie. Jeanmarie KappJeanmarie lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where she endeavors each year to Executive Vice Presidentadd to her garden (with the help of her hole-digging dogs).
Colleen came to Renaissance in 1991 as the Leasing Agent for Wicker ParkPlace. As the result of her successful efforts, she was promoted to the positionof Leasing and Marketing Director in 1994. In 2002, she was named SeniorVice President of Management and is responsible for all management andleasing activities for the company.Her real estate career began in 1987, when a northside developer employed heras a leasing agent in the very active Lincoln Park area. At that time, sheacquired her Illinois real estate sales license and, in 1988, she joined a realestate brokerage office with an extensive portfolio of listings. She later becameaffiliated with a northside management company, specifically to perform thelease-up of a newly renovated property and was later promoted to LeasingManager.In her capacity as head of Management, she directly oversees all propertymanagers and coordinates ongoing leasing activities. She has successfullyreached company leasing goals at all properties and continues to work hard tomaintain full occupancies. Her substantial people skills enable her toeffectively manage both the leasing and marketing aspects of a very dynamicproduct. She has a very personal interest in ensuring that all residents aresatisfied customers of The Renaissance Companies. Colleen M. James Senior Vice PresidentShe is avidly interested in the outdoors, animals and Harleys. Her current jobdescription: whatever it takes.
The three women profiled here are partners and co-owners of The Renaissance Companies.Together, they have created the Renaissance portfolio, many of which are models for mixed-income, mixed-profile housing projects. The rental portfolio serves people whose incomesare 30-60% of Chicago-area median and one project also includes public housing replacementunits, side-by-side with market rate rental units.They have worked with the City of Chicago’s Dept. of Housing and Dept. of Planning &Development and with the Illinois Housing Development Authority on multiple projects.They have established solid, long-term relationships with area lenders and are long-timeclients of well-recognized attorneys and financial advisors.RRG Development is certified by the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinoisas a Women-Owned Business. References Bruce A. Sterling, Principal Harris Bank and Trust Sterling General Corporation 111 West Monroe Street 430 East Route 22 Chicago, Illinois Lake Zurich, Illinois Katherine Mazzocco, Vice President 847-307-4400 x223 312-461-2797 William Hassett, CPA Tom Thorne-Thomsen, Esq. RSM McGladrey Applegate Thorne-Thomsen One South Wacker Drive, 8th Floor 332 South Green Street Chicago, Illinois 60606 Chicago, Illinois 60607 312-634-3057 312-491-3324 Thomas P. Boyle, President Karen Thomas, Senior Vice President State Bank of Countryside Cole Taylor Bank 6734 Joliet Road 4801 West Golf Road Countryside, Illinois 60525 Skokie, Illinois 60077 708-485-3100 847-763-2640 William Eager Jack G. Markowski Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago President Department of Housing Community Investment Corporation 33 North LaSalle Street 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2200 Chicago, Illinois 60601 Chicago, Illinois 60606 312-742-0629 312-258-0070 x216
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