About Us

City Properties Corporation, in business since 1970, has pioneered the re-development of older, mixed use properties primarily in the River North area of Chicago. Under the direction of Ken Pearl, President of City Properties, these grand old buildings have been transformed into viable customized individual environments as commercial office suites, retail, galleries, entertainment and restaurant facilities.  As City Properties grew, Ken Pearl was soon tagged with the moniker of “the Original Developer of River North”.

Through the years City Properties has expanded its property management staff to accommodate the needs of our tenants’ growing businesses.  We offer an in-house design staff, available to meet your design or re-construction requirements.

The primary focus of City Properties has been and still is to balance the needs of its Tenants with the needs of each particular location and building.  Each of our properties is distinctive because of our “hands-on” style of management.  For us at City Properties, it’s personal care and it shows in everything we do.  The buildings we manage, we own.  There is no middleman or agent between landlord and tenant.  As an existing Tenant’s business needs change, so does our management style.   We do  our best to  accommodate our tenant’s changing space requirements, whether it’s helping you up-size or down-size, or even re-locating you to one of our other properties.

City Properties offers attractive rates made even more so by our attentive management.  For over 45 years City Properties Corporation has been providing extraordinary rental space for entrepreneurial professionals.  We are responsive, pay attention to detail, have superior real estate knowledge, add considerable value to your business, and have a proven track record of successful management.  Call us today and see for yourself!