Helping you understand market needs and attract developers and the right tenants.
Whether you’re a developer looking to obtain financing and approvals or a municipality considering redevelopment – we help you make informed decisions.
Clients talk about our valuable ability to give an “economic reality check,” looking at site strengths and weaknesses, tenant attraction potential, realistic rents, and trends, including the effects of e-commerce.
With our data-driven analysis, you’re in a strong position to redevelop functionally obsolete spaces, coordinate with landlords, offer reasonable incentives, and consider alternative uses.
We’re a WBE-certified business that’s worked in municipalities across Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska for more than 30 years. Offering clear analysis of the issues you’re facing, we give you the strategic and timely insight you need to take the project forward. As one client said, “I was continually impressed by the quality and timeliness of their work, their responsiveness to our requests, and the value the team provided.”
Retail and Office Zoning Recommendations – Wheaton, IL Find out how we worked with Camiros to analyze the retail and office market in the City of Wheaton in order to prepare zoning recommendations. Learn More
Jefferson Park Transit-Oriented Development Plan – Chicago, IL Learn how our market analysis delivered an economic reality check for a transit-oriented development plan on the northwest side of Chicago. Learn More
Economic Development Strategy – Olympia Fields, IL Read how our market analysis and economic development strategy helped the Village of Olympia Fields target hotel and restaurant opportunities. Learn More
While leading the planning department at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, I worked with Kretchmer Associates over a 3-year period on nearly 20 market analysis assignments. These varied tremendously in terms of geography, from Chicago neighborhoods to inner-ring suburbs to ex-urban communities, and in terms of the subjects addressed, from residential to industrial to commercial. I was continually impressed by the ability of Valerie and her team to work on a variety of assignments, the quality and timeliness of their work, their responsiveness to our requests, and the value that she and her team provided. I would recommend Kretchmer Associates to any local government or community organization seeking to better understand the development market in their area.