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Will the streak continue? Developer Panel Highlights

By | May 12th, 2016|Blog, Events, Press Release|

  May 11, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Developer Panel, moderated by Luxury Living Chicago, included Panelists Marty Paris of Sedgwick Properties, Tim Anderson of Focus Development, Dan McCaffery of McCaffery Interests and Alan Lev of Belgravia Group. Here are the highlights: Consensus is the rental market is expected to remain strong through 2017. Rents are approaching [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code

By | December 18th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code Effective January 1, 2016 Get ready, the new Illinois Energy Conservation Code has been approved and the effective date is January 1, 2016. Unlike the 2009 and 2012 code which, combined, raised the cost of construction in Illinois by [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: Interest Paid on Certificates of Error

By | December 11th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI Interest Paid on Certificates of Error In 1996, Lou Stephens, a builder from South Cook County, attempted to do the impossible; obtain repayment from Cook County on a property tax that was grossly over-assessed. In the first year, he failed. He attempted a second [...]

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2015 Key Award Winners

By | December 7th, 2015|Blog, Members, Press Release|

2015 SAMMY AWARD WINNERS Brandit 360 Chantel Beauregard Website of the Year • AP-ArchitectsLLC.com Brandit 360 Judith L. Nelson Internet Marketing Campaign of the Year • Newport Cove Community 2015 KEY AWARD WINNERS DIVISION I • INTERIOR DESIGN Laura O’Connor Design Laura O’Connor Single Family Merchandising • Tanglewood [...]

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Glenview named “Village of the Year” by Builders Association

By | December 3rd, 2015|Blog, Members, Press Release|

GLENVIEW, IL – The Village of Glenview has been named “Village of the Year” by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), which lauded the culture of cooperation between Village staff, Village review panels and customers seeking planning advice and development permits. This is only the second time HBAGC has honored a municipality, based [...]

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Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Challenges Constitutionality of the City’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance

By | August 27th, 2015|ARO, Blog, Members, Press Release|

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Complaint Filed by Much Shelist Declares Ordinance Requirements Unconstitutional   CHICAGO – August 27, 2015 – Today, Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of the plaintiffs, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) and Hoyne Development, LLC. While [...]

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Top Real Estate Developers Weigh In on the Chicago Housing Market

By | May 7th, 2015|ARO, Blog, Members, Press Release|

Chicago Agent Magazine reports on the Bust to Boom Developer Panel event held by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Special thanks to our sponsors and speakers! Top Real Estate Developers Weigh In on the Chicago Housing Market Four kingpins of multiunit housing in Chicago gathered to reflect and vent for the benefit of [...]

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Alan Lev, President and CEO of Belgravia Group, Ltd, discusses proposed changes to Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance.

By | May 6th, 2015|Blog, Members|

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The Court of Honor 2015

By | January 17th, 2015|Blog, Members, Press Release|

Alan D. Lev of Belgravia Group, Ltd. and Judith L. Nelson of Brandit 360, Nelson Consulting received the High Honor of being inducted into the HBAGC Court of Honor on January 9, 2015 at the Inaugural Gala in Arlington Heights. The Court of Honor was officially created in 1987. The objective of the Court of [...]

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Memorable Moments

By | December 19th, 2014|Blog|

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