Whether you’re a private firm, a non-profit developer, a municipality, or a planning agency, we help you understand market demand and make informed decisions.
With a high success rate, over 30 years’ experience, and specialized local knowledge, we’ve developed a reputation as one of the Midwest’s leading real estate and urban planning consultants.
Founded in 1985 by Valerie S. Kretchmer, VSKA is a certified WBE with expertise in all aspects of residential, retail, commercial, and industrial real estate analysis. We’ve worked extensively in the Chicago metro area as project lead and subcontractor, and have broad experience throughout the rest of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
When you work with us, you get a service that is:
Providing objective advice and analysis, we empower you to make the best decision about how to move your project forward. We let you know straight away if any aspect of your project doesn’t make sense, delivering recommendations on how to make it viable.
We focus on your requirements at every stage. As one client said, our work “isn’t full of the typical ‘fluff’ others charge for – it drills down to exactly what I need to know.” We also understand your time constraints and always meet your deadlines.
We believe in the power of real estate to improve communities and the lives of the people who live in them. We do this through helping you meet market needs and attract investment in a way that has a long-term, positive impact on the area.
We’ve Worked In
Municipalities and Chicago community areas in the Chicago region (out of 361)
Municipalities in Illinois outside of the Chicago metro area
Municipalities in Indiana
Municipalities in Wisconsin, Iowa,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Minnesota
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Our studies help secure Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & other financing and obtain municipal approvals.
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We help you enhance marketability, secure funding and obtain municipal approvals.
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.