NBOA Summer Soiree

Neighborhood housing depends on neighborhood housing providers.

Housing policy only works with the involvement of housing providers.

The Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance (NBOA) is the voice of neighborhood housing in Chicago. It represents Chicago’s small and mid-sized housing providers, most of whom live, hire and buy supplies in the communities they serve.




Buildings owned or managed


Apartment units under ownership or management

The NBOA serves the members of its nine community building owner affiliates. Like those affiliates, the NBOA is a forum for information, professional development and networking.

In addition, the NBOA advocates on behalf of small and mid-sized housing providers. Its team of professionals works to tell the story of neighborhood housing in the media, and to lobby public officials to ensure housing providers are part of housing policy.

Hot News

May 23, 2023
Straight Up Chicago Podcast on The NBOA in 2023

The May 23, 2023 episode of the fabulous Straight Up Chicago Investor podcast featured NBOA President Michael Glasser, and discussed the impact of the organization as well as its value for neighborhood housing providers.

Thanks to Mark Ainley and Tom Shallcross for all their great content, their expert hosting and their support of the NBOA.

August 3, 2023
NBOA Summer Soiree, August 3, 2023

Please join us for our annual Summer Soiree, an amazing opportunity to network with like-minded professionals while enjoying delicious food, drink, and music under a summer evening sky.

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August 3rd, 2023 5:00pm
Loyola University Chicago

NBOA Forum on Rent Control Informs Local Housing Providers

Over 70 NBOA members and colleagues joined a 3/6/23 Zoom call where we received an update on pending legislation that could usher in rent control in Illinois.

Illinois Realtors Senior Advisor for Governmental Affairs Betsy Mitchell, State Rep (55th District) Marty Moylan and New Era Chicago founder Mike Hagenson participated in an informative one hour meeting, moderated by for Chicago Housing Commissioner and CIC President Jack Markowski.

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Now, more than ever, it’s important for all voices to be heard. We work with our members to understand all points of view and educate city officials on our discoveries and perspectives.

Educational Opportunities

We find opportunities to gather owners, developers and their potential counterparts to keep them abreast of new legislation, trends. and partnerships on the horizon.

Strategy & Planning

Rather than working on an individual basis or in small groups, we gather information from all our partners to build strategic positions that mitigate ineffective rules & regulations.

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