Magellan’s unique advantage is our integrated approach to all areas of development services.

We bring together multiple areas of development activity under one roof, drawing on the experience of our company-wide expertise and affiliate firms. Synergies between our architectural services team, residential property management and sales teams, commercial real estate services, and legal services combine to create an effective means to execute both large and small-scale projects.

High-Rise Expertise

In the span of 16 years, Magellan Development Group has created more than 20 premier high-rise projects designed with sensitivity to the environment and surrounding neighborhood. We have unparalleled success in mastering complex high-rise sites and conditions while remaining on-time and on-budget.

Mixed-use Specialists

Magellan Development Group has been creating successful large-scale mixed-use projects since 1996. We broke new ground in Chicago by combining retail, commercial, rental apartments, condominiums and a hotel into a single tower, the award-winning Aqua Apartments at Lakeshore East.

Financing Execution

We have built the reputation and relationships in the real estate financial market to obtain the construction financing needed to build projects today despite the current financial climate. One of Magellan’s greatest assets is our favorable financial position including access to capital and long-standing lender relationships. Magellan has successfully financed more than $2.5 billion of residential, mixed-use, and commercial projects.

JV Development

Magellan enjoys a long and rewarding history of successful joint venture partnerships with prominent industry leaders and investors. If you are a business with an entrepreneurial spirit and share in our commitment to excellence and achievement, we invite you to contact us to discuss ways we might work together to pursue current and future development opportunities.

rentBUY™ Program

Our innovative rent-to-own program is unique to the marketplace and offers attractive incentives to both renters and homeowners. Our renters at Magellan managed properties are automatically enrolled in the program which allocates 25% of their monthly rent toward the purchase of a Magellan condominium. Conversely, flexible lease terms are offered to condominium purchasers that need temporary rental housing.

Green Builder Leaders

Innovators in green roofs, low-E tinted glass, and parks and open space, Magellan has been committed to sustainability for the past two decades. Most recently, Magellan completed 340 on the Park, Chicago’s first residential LEED Silver certified building. Current LEED projects include Aqua Apartments and the Village Market at Lakeshore East. With each new development, Magellan will pursue a green building designation.

Lifestyle Approach

From inception to completion, Magellan projects are marketed, designed and operated to enhance the user’s lifestyle experience. Our projects lead the market in amenity innovations and our creative spaces have won multiple awards. Our property amenities have included world-class fitness centers and spas, outdoor decks including pools, green spaces and zen gardens, today’s technology including media centers and IPod capabilities, and entertainment/sports lounges.

Rewarding Residents

The Magellan Rewards Program enhances the lifestyle of our residents by offering a valuable incentive and discount program to area restaurants, shops, hotels, and services. In addition, the Rewards Program staff orchestrates a full calendar of social activities for residents to enjoy including cocktail parties, networking events, book and social clubs, fitness programs and many more.

Team Excellence

Magellan Development Group’s organizational structure promotes collaboration between our development, construction, architecture, property management, and sales and marketing teams. This collaborative process allows us to leverage the expertise of our various teams so that we can better understand the risks and rewards of every decision we make. Magellan’s advantage is the quality and experience of our team who are highly esteemed in their respective fields.