Acquisition Criteria

Acquisition Criteria

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Acquisition Criteria

Lichter Realty, Inc. acquires and develops multi-tenant properties in the Chicagoland market.

Our Product Types

Lichter Realty, Inc. acquires and develops investment properties of the following product types:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Mixed-Use

Our Ideal Locations

Lichter Realty, Inc. seeks locations on (or visible from) main streets or thoroughfares with strong demographics and traffic counts in the immediate area.  The Lichter team looks for these key features in a property:

  • Immediate Proximity to Expressways
  • Strong Visibility (i.e. Frontage, Signage, etc.)
  • Good Proximity to Public Transportation

Our Typical Sizes

Lichter Realty, Inc. is best suited and positioned to acquire – develop or redevelop, real estate with buildings in the size range of 10,000 – 100,000 square feet.


Our Specialties

Lichter Realty, Inc. specializes in a few distinct areas. We focus on:

  • Value-Add Projects
  • Adaptive Re-Use
  • Low Downside, High Upside Purchases

We acquire assets requiring redevelopment, repositioning and recapitalization through a change of use (or zoning), the development of new building plans, and through a new marketing plan for the asset.

We look for assets in prime locations offering competitive ROIs (10-12%) with the potential to add more value over the long term with a hands-n approach to leasing, maintenance and management.


Our Buying Strategy

Lichter Realty, Inc. believes in a low-leverage, highly-liquid investing strategy with its portfolio. Through this philosophy, the Lichter team is not only able to position itself as a buyer in good and bad markets, but also able to act as a buyer that can perform quick purchases with little to no contingencies in a transaction.
Lichter Realty, Inc. tends to act only as a Principal (Buyer) during its acquisitions. This deliberate strategy provides value to a broker because they will be presented as the only broker in a potential deal. This strategy also provides value to a property owner that might be coming directly to us in need of finding a serious buyer.

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