Today's Commercial Real Estate Market

Shetland Properties

Chicago’s commercial real estate market experienced a supernova boom 1980’s. Large numbers of overseas investors and developers from outside Chicago flocked to the area and got to work. According to a survey by the office of Grub & Ellis– a San Francisco-based commercial real estate brokerage– around 67 million square feet of office space was built in Chicagoland during the …

Shetland Properties' Primary Objectives

The year was 1977.  The average housing cost in Chicago was $240 a month, gas was 65¢ a gallon, and Jimmy Carter was president. 1977 is also the year that Shetland Properties was born. Over the past 36 years, Shetland properties has been serving their clients with integrity under three fundamental objectives: to help businesses find a space with great …

A History of Commercial Real Estate in Chicago

The city the world now knows as Chicago spent the 17th and 18th centuries as a shared territory for French-American settlers and Native American tribes. It wasn’t until the 1833 Treaty of Chicago that the town of Chicago was born and structures rose from the ground at a rapid rate. The town of Chicago grew quickly, starting with a population …