Kretchmer Associates understands market dynamics and how to measure need and demand. They are thoughtful, detail-oriented and big-picture smart.

That's how one client described us, and it sums up the value we add to every project. Working with developers, lenders, planning agencies, and municipalities across the Midwest, we provide honest, well-researched, and clearly-documented advice – always hitting your deadlines.

Combining over 35 years of real estate and urban planning experience with extensive local knowledge, we help you secure financing, obtain approvals, and decide on the best way to move your project forward.

Read more about us, our process and our services. Let us know how we can support your project.

Independence Library affordable housing building's modern facade with colorful balconies
Photo by James Florio Photography, courtesy of Evergreen Real Estate Group

Why Choose Us

Our Services

Do you need a feasibility analysis, market assessment, or development strategy? We help private, public, and non-profit clients move their real estate projects forward, or discover any market mistakes before they occur. Learn more about our services:

Affordable Housing

Our studies help secure Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & other financing and obtain municipal approvals.

Senior Housing

We're experts in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing projects.

Commercial & Retail

We help you understand market needs so you can attract and retain developers and the right tenants.


We've advised on projects spanning warehousing, R&D, and heavy industry for municipalities.

Contact us to discuss your project requirements.

Featured Projects

Memberships & Accreditations

Affordable Assisted Living Coalition
American Planning Association
Illinois Housing Council
Lai Land Economics Society
National Council Of Housing Market Analysts
Urban Land Institute