About Us

Baum Development, LLC is a comprehensive national real estate development company specializing in the acquisition and redevelopment of underutilized properties. Since 1989, when principals David Baum and Douglas Baum began renovating two-flats in Chicago's uncharted neighborhoods, Baum has demonstrated an innate ability to identify value add opportunities. To date, Baum Development has successfully developed 3 million square feet in 85+ projects throughout the Midwest and Western United States.

Baum's diverse real estate development portfolio includes office, multi-family, mixed-use, hotels, single and multi-tenant retail centers and land. Our experienced and talented team of real estate professionals offers a wide range of strategic development capabilities from site selection and build-to-suit construction to adaptive reuse and historic preservation.

We are particularly passionate about adaptive reuse development. We continue to be at the forefront of emerging neighborhoods, creating success in areas of real estate previously considered unstable. Notable projects include adapting older buildings into mixed-use properties, often combining retail, residential and/or office.

Our extensive experience, knowledge and creativity allow it to execute development projects that others deem unfeasible. We continue to push the envelope each year by pursuing bigger and bolder projects.

Baum Development is directly related to Baum Realty Group, Inc., Chicago's premiere retail real estate firm and Watermark Property Management.


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