Chicago Tribune Real Estate Article Chicago Tribune On Sunday January 2, 2022, the Chicago Tribune ran this great story on the front page of its Real Estate section. The article showed the challenges facing neighborhood housing providers by telling the story of long-time member Bonita Harrison. The article highlighted the NBOA’s quarterly housing survey, and included some great quotes from NBOA President Michael Glasser. REJournals post ReJournals REJournals posted this year-in-review story about the local multi-family scene, and it featured NBOA members and our NBOA State Rental Housing Survey.

The pandemic created a big opportunity for private equity, but squeezed independent Chicago landlords
Sun-Times NBOA Letter to the Editor Sun-Times NBOA Letter to the Editor

On Monday, November 1, the Chicago Sun-Times printed this important letter from the NBOA highlighting the accomplishments of Chicago housing providers during the pandemic.

Please read this important letter.
Emergency Rental Assistance - Fall/Winter 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance programs are returning
to Illinois and Chicago this winter.
Check our resource page for more information
on these important programs.

Who are we? What we do?

The NBOA has representatives from – and advocates on behalf of the following Chicagoland neighborhood building owners associations

  • Edgewater Uptown Builders Association (EUBA)
  • Greater Austin Development Association (GADA)
  • Lakeview Developers Association (LDA)
  • Lincoln Park Builders of Chicago (LPBC)
  • Rogers Park Builders Group (RPGB)
  • South Side Community Investment Association (SSCIA)





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Our Why

For too long, legislation has been adopted and rules and procedures have been promulgated on the City, County and State level without the input of the neighborhood building owner and developer. As a result, laws have been passed that have proven detrimental and costly not only to building owners and developers, but to building managers, tenants and society at large.

With the assistance of other real estate organizations; state, county and city government; tenant organizations, affordable housing groups and other interested parties, the NBOA hopes to make practical and meaningful changes that will better serve all involved in Chicago’s real estate community.

  • Advocacy
  • Educational Workshops
  • Strategy & Planning


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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Whether you’re interested in working with us or for us, we’re always happy to chat. Tell us some more about what you’re looking for and how we can help.

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