Real Estate Links

National Association of Realtors Research and Statistics: http://www.realtor.org/research-and-statistics
Research and statistics for all real estate asset classes and product types from the National Association of Realtors

Sam Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School: http://realestate.wharton.upenn.edu
Academic real estate research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business

The Real Estate Center at DePaul University: http://driehaus.depaul.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/real-estate-center/Pages/default.aspx
Research from one of the midwest’s most respected academic real estate programs 

DePaul University Institute of Housing Studies: https://www.housingstudies.org/
Research and data including housing market indicators and housing pricing indices for the Chicago metro area

NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries): https://www.ncreif.org/
A quarterly time series composite total rate of return measure of investment performance of individual commercial real estate properties acquired in the private market for investment purposes

PREA (Pension Real Estate Association): http://www.prea.org
Data related to institutional ownership, performance, and investment in the real estate industry

NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts): https://www.reit.com
Indices and market data related to the performance of United States REITs

ULI (Urban Land Institute): http://uli.org/
Nonprofit education and research institute with focus on the use of land in order to enhance the total environment

ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers): https://www.icsc.org/
Trade organization and research intuition specializing in retail real estate

Shiller’s Housing Price Index and Research at Yale University: http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data.htm
A historical index of housing prices and their direct impact on the United States economy

Center for Neighborhood Technology: http://cnt.org
Results and research for the implementation of technology in real estate and infrastructure

All Transit: http://alltransit.cnt.org
Search by address to obtain information related to public transit access, population data, and demographics

Congress for New Urbanism: https://www.cnu.org
Research on urban and walkable development initiatives in both the public and private sector

Enodo Score: http://www.enodoscore.com
Predictive analytics for multifamily real estate

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: http://www.ctbuh.org
The global authority on the construction and design of skyscraper and high rise buildings

Chicago Data Portal: http://data.cityofchicago.org  
The official source for Chicago public record information and data

Metro Chicago Data (combined data portals): https://www.metrochicagodata.org
Find public data and information from the City of Chicago, Cook County, and State of Illinois in one place

Metropolitan Planning Council’s Grow Chicago (TOD Calculator): http://growchicago.metroplanning.org
Find properties that qualify for transit oreidented development incentives

CMAP Data Hub: https://datahub.cmap.illinois.gov
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s data source for Chicago’s 7 county metropolitan region

Smart Chicago Collaborative: http://www.smartchicagocollaborative.org
Connecting tech to civil engineering, construction, and real estate development in Chicago

PositivEnergy Practice: http://www.pepractice.com
A guide to sustainable building and infrastructure development

Appraisal Research Counselors: http://www.appraisalresearch.com
Market research, data, and trends for all asset and investment classes

Adventures in CRE (Financial Modeling): https://www.adventuresincre.com
Real estate specific financial modeling tools, tips, and resources.

Municipal and Government Resources

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD
Aiding private and public owners in the financing and construction of affordable housing and urban development

United States Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov
The official source for population and demographics data collected through the US Census.

The Federal Reserve System: http://www.federalreserve.gov/default.htm
The official authority on interest rates and monetary policy

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Real Estate Tax Center: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/real-estate-tax-center
The source for the official policy and procedures on the taxation of income producing real estate

Illinois Housing and Development Authority (IHDA): https://www.ihda.org
The State of Illinois’ agency for the development and financing of affordable housing

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA): http://www.thecha.org
The City of Chicago's agency for the development and financing of affordable housing

City of Chicago: http://www.cityofchicago.org
The official site for the City of Chicago

CMAP Data Hub: https://datahub.cmap.illinois.gov
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s data source for Chicago’s 7 county metropolitan region

Chicago Data Portal: http://data.cityofchicago.org 
The official source for Chicago public record information and data

City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd.html
The official site for City of Chicago development and construction project approval.

City of Chicago Building Department: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs.html/
The official source for building and zoning code and permitting

Cook Country Property Info: http://www.cookcountypropertyinfo.com
Property records for Cook County

Cook County Assessor: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com
Property tax information for Cook County

Will County Assessor: http://www.willcountysoa.com/search.aspx
Property records and tax information for Will County

Lake County Assessor: http://lakecountyil.gov/154/Chief-County-Assessment-Office
Property records and tax information for Lake County

DuPage County Assessor: http://www.dupageco.org/soa/
Property records and tax information for DuPage County

Illinois Department of Federal and Professional Regulation (IDFPR): http://idfpr.com
The state of Illinois' official site for professional licensing including real estate brokerage and appraisal licensing

Illinois Secretary of State: http://cyberdriveillinois.com
The state of Illinois' official site for formation, licensure, and regulation of businesses, corporations, and their related activities

Industrial Growth Zones:  http://growthzones.com
Identify, register, and market properties that are designated as part of City of Chicago and Cook County industrial growth zones.

Cohn Reznick New Market Tax Credit Mapping Tool:  
https://www.cohnreznick.com/NMTC-Mapping-Tool 
Locate individual properties and census tracts that are eligible to apply for New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs)