Birk | Sklar Team Hits the Ground Running as 2022 Begins
Kiser Group’s Birk | Sklar team hit the ground running in 2022 after facilitating 73 total transactions in 2021, breaking the city’s record for multifamily properties sold in a year. Three weeks into the new year, the team – led by partners Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar – has 21 properties on the market with an additional 38 apartment buildings already under contract.
“In 2021, demand outpaced the city’s low supply of properties,” said Birk. “We expect to see this trend continue, as high cap rates, readily available capital and low-interest rates create a perfect environment for those looking to enter or expand their multifamily portfolio.”
Sklar added, “We’re leveraging our expert knowledge of the South and West sides of the city to help clients with properties on the market, and we’re seeing great results so far. Both local and international investors have their eyes on Chicago.”
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).