Focusing on new urban developments is at the core of what motivates and inspires us. We seek investment opportunities in emerging and established urban neighborhoods, especially those that are well located near train stations. Our success depends on cultivating our long-standing relationships to unlock the value in each of our real estate ventures. No detail is too small. Every finish, layout, and design element is scrutinized before it is implemented.

We are committed to investing for the long term, take our time to find perfectly located sites, and establish positive connections with the property owners we choose to work with. Our promise to our owners and tenants is a pledge to personal service, quality, and sophisticated design.


ORI Systems (at MODE Logan Square)

We are partnering with ORI Systems, a modular robotics system that reconfigures small spaces, as one of the select developers showcasing their design. ORI was founded by Hector Larrea, who partnered with Swiss designer Yves Béhar to create this transformative piece of robotic furniture in response to the ever-growing trend of micro-living most prevalent in urban centers. ORI (full sized system) is currently installed at our apartments, MODE Logan Square in a studio unit. Please contact our Development Manager, Jeffrey Hreben for further inquiries:   Check out this piece DNAinfo wrote on our collaboration with ORI.   Images are sourced from

MODE Lakeview

In the spring of 2017, Tandem will embark upon the development of an 18-unit mixed-use project at the corner of Lincoln and Cornelia Avenue in Lakeview.  The building will include fifteen 1-bedroom apartments and three  3-bedroom 3-bath units. Tandem has been working with Alderman Ameya Pawar to rezone the property to B3-3 and by leveraging the TOD ordinance, we were able to reduce our parking requirement to 8 spaces.  The building will feature a sleek and modern brick façade as well as an expansive rooftop deck with stunning views of downtown Chicago. The interior will be contemporary and features warmer tones […]

MODE Logan Square

The property located at 2501 West Armitage was once a well known fine arts storage facility, dating back to the early 1900s. In 2013, Tandem was chosen by the owner to redevelop the property as a vibrant, mixed-use community now branded as MODE Logan Square. The project is a LEED certified, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), located only 635 feet from the Western Blue Line train station. We began the rezoning process in 2013, working closely with Alderman Proco Joe Moreno and Antunovich Associates. The neighborhood has evolved significantly over the course of the last three years with an increase in […]

Burling Place Condominiums

Working with Alderman Vi Daley and Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects, Tandem secured a B1-3 designation to rezone the property at 1725 North Burling. The rezoning was necessary to build an additional floor, adding coveted square footage at the corner of one of the most sought after streets in Chicago.  An old, Gothic church that occupied the location for over a century was the inspiration for our design.  Tandem went to great lengths to salvage and restore the vintage parsonage at the south end of the property, which predated the Chicago fire of 1871.  By doing so, we carved out […]