The 21 Best Property Management Companies in Chicago for 2019

Remote real estate investors lean on dependable local property managers to help maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

If you’re looking to invest in the area, here are 21 of Chicago’s best property managers.

To help you sort through the list, we’ve included the following information for each property manager (where available):

  • BBB Rating
  • Years in Business
  • Property Management Fee
  • Leasing Fee
  • Renewal Leasing Fee
  • Maintenance Fee
  • Property Setup Fee
  • Project Management Fee
  • Rentals Managed

We’ve also included two Roofstock Preferred Property Managers in Chicago. All Roofstock property managers are vetted by our team of experts, certified, and monitored for ongoing performance with our network of investors.

Note: Roofstock investors potentially receive preferred pricing through vendors specified below as Roofstock Preferred Property Managers.

 

HomeRiver Group (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

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Part of a national company, HomeRiver Group is one of Chicago’s best residential property managers. They offer remote and local investors help with acquisition, renovation, leasing, management, and maintenance of their properties. HomeRiver is dedicated to serving both owners and tenants, promoting a culture of integrity, exemplary performance, and respect.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 11 
  • Property Management Fee: 7%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $175
  • Maintenance Fee: Time and cost of materials
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 15%
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View HomeRiver Group‘s website.

 

GC Realty and Development (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

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Another Roofstock Preferred Property Manager, GC Realty & Development employs a mix of professional property managers and landlords, and they understand how to manage properties from the owner’s perspective. GC’s goal is simple: make properties as attractive as possible, keep costs low, and attract excellent tenants who pay the highest rent possible.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 15 
  • Property Management Fee: 8%; $100/month minimum
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: Time & materials — $52/hour (one-hour minimum); materials billed at cost
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 10%
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View GC Realty and Development‘s website.

 

CPG Management

Focused on creating true partnerships with clients, CPG Management avoids the “one-size-fits-all” approach to property management, offering customized plans to fulfill individual needs. They pledge to devote just as much attention to the people involved in the rental home relationship as the properties themselves. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 8 
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View CPG Management‘s website.

 

Keyrenter Chicago North

The leadership at Keyrenter Chicago North believes that professional property management is key to creating a profitable property. A well-run property is rarely vacant and is well cared for and livable — all of which keep expenses low and rent flowing. Instead of loading up services for their clients, they customize for each unique situation. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 4 
  • Property Management Fee: 5-10% (depending on portfolio size)
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $125
  • Maintenance Fee: 5-10% (depending on project size)
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: 86

View Keyrenter Chicago North‘s website.

 

Baird & Warner Property Management 

Baird & Warner Property Management pledges to manage client properties efficiently and effectively, with plenty of individual attention dedicated to each investor. Members of several organizations including the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and local Chambers of Commerce, Baird & Warner has been in business since 1855 and has strong ties to the Chicago community.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 35 
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10% 
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 3%
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: 320

View Baird & Warner Property Management‘s website.

 

ALPS Property Management 

Since opening its doors in 1995, ALPS has been providing property management, leasing, preservation, and construction for Chicago residential properties. Their comprehensive suite of services includes tenant communications, leasing, maintenance, accounting, 24/7 maintenance, and investment services.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 23 
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View ALPS Property Management‘s website.

Green Ivy Realty & Property Management 

Green Ivy seeks to manage client properties so well that they almost “forget their property even exists.” From tenant screening to leasing to maintenance, Green Ivy offers a wide range of services to ease the burden for landlords of single- and multi-family homes in Chicago. They mainly serve the Old Irving Park section of the city.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 12 
  • Property Management Fee: 5-10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Green Ivy Realty & Property Management‘s website.

Right Hand Property Management 

Serving owners of Chicago-area properties, Right Hand Property Management places a high value on customer service and communication, offering a “Response Time Guarantee,” in which they pay clients if they fail to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. Their online portal allows 24/7 access to maintenance reports, invoices, financial records, and real-time property status updates.  

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 4
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Right Hand Property Management‘s website.

Align Realty Management

Align Realty Management’s property management team serves investors who own rental properties in Chicago’s urban neighborhoods. Since 1992, the Align team has been helping landlords make profits, stay organized, and maintain their homes.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 27
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Align Realty Management‘s website.

 

Westward360

Westward360 takes a strategic, proactive approach to property management that aims to help their clients make money, not spend money. This approach involves good communication with tenants, savvy rental analysis, and preventive maintenance measures. While Westward360 handles the everyday details of property management, they still allow their client-owners to call the shots.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 14 
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Westward360‘s website.

 

CL3 Property Management

CL3 Property Management caters to both new and experienced property owners, and more than half of their client base is based out-of-state or overseas. Their highly qualified staff handles all aspects of property management and cultivates relationships with quality local vendors to ensure each property is well-maintained.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 17 
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View CL3 Property Management‘s website.

 

Naper Realty

Specializing in the Naperville area—one of Chicago’s most sought-after suburbs—Naper Realty manages single- and multi-family homes throughout the Chicago area. With extensive experience assisting remote property investors, Naper handles all the finer details of home care so that their clients can simply collect rent and build their portfolios.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 40 
  • Property Management Fee: 6-10% (depending on rent price)
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: 60

View Naper Realty‘s website.

 

Parker-Holsman Management

Parker-Holsman has been managing rentals in Chicago’s Hyde Park and South Shore neighborhoods since 1931. Though they work with all types of homes, they specialize in managing, maintaining, and renovating properties built before 1930. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 20 
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Parker-Holsman Management‘s website.

 

Wilder Management

Owned and operated by Chicago property investors, Wilder Management clients benefit from the company’s experience, resources, vendor network, and strategic partnerships. Wilder Management offers transparent pricing, tailored services, and customizable options for landlords. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 13
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Wilder Management‘s website.

 

High Fidelity Property Management

High Fidelity’s management believe that happy tenants are the key to successful, profitable property ownership. They work diligently to place quality tenants in client homes, maintain the properties well, and communicate frequently with all parties. Founded in 2010 by owner John McGeown, the company boasts hundreds of managed properties that have come mainly from referrals.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 9
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: 600

View High Fidelity Property Management‘s website.

 

Mo2 Properties

Mo2 Properties provides full-service property management in greater Chicago, from tenant screening to rent collection and maintenance. They also offer real estate tax management and financial reporting for property owners. They value good communication, keeping their clients informed about matters like vacancies, maintenance, and expenses.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business:
  • Property Management Fee: 4-5%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $50  
  • Maintenance Fee: $35 per month flat fee for general maintenance calls
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 20% of project cost
  • Rentals Managed: 800

View Mo2 Properties‘s website.

Fulton Grace

Fulton Grace’s operation is managed by senior level property managers who oversee smaller teams of property managers, offering investors several layers of support to ensure careful and appropriate oversight. Their service area focuses mainly on neighborhoods within the city limits.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A
  • Years in Business: 10
  • Property Management Fee: 7%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $150 
  • Maintenance Fee: 0 (offers 2 free hours of service per month)
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: 1400

View Fulton Grace‘s website.

 

Hales Property Management

Since 2003, Hales Property Management has been providing best-in-class services to Chicago-area homeowners in need of stress-free property care. Able to handle small and large portfolios, each client’s management program is customized to meet maintenance, management, and budgetary standards. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 15
  • Property Management Fee: 10% (negotiable with higher rents)
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $150
  • Maintenance Fee: $125/hour (billed in 15 minute increments)
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: $125/hour (billed in 15 minute increments)
  • Rentals Managed: 40

View Hales Property Management’s website.

 

Kass Management

Kass Management follows a principle they call the “Kass Way,” which puts customer service first and helps property owners view their properties in terms of long-term investment strategies. Offering tailored property management for every client, they manage a wide range of property types and promise timely, preventive maintenance.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 34 
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Kass Management’s website.

 

Paragon Property Management

In business since 2004, Paragon uses technology and current business practices to provide the highest quality property management to its clients and tenants. The managers at Paragon are property investors themselves, so they know the challenges and best practices needed to protect real estate investments. They work comfortably with local, out-of-state, and international clients.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 11
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Paragon Property Management’s website.

 

 

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