What We Do

Impact Lives

Environments that are welcoming and comfortable ignite the human spirit. Creating spaces that inspire a sense of harmony and well-being is our passion and responsibility. Our expertise converges at the intersection of the tangible and intangible aspects of development and construction.

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Enhance Communities

Understanding how people will engage with our work when we’re done is where we start. Buildings exist in environments that touch people daily. At the intersection of individual and shared space is Focus' commitment to positively shape experience and encourage community.

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Build Value

Focus’ commitment to success lies at the intersection of quality design and sound economics. We respect the accountability stakeholders have to solid investment returns while preserving a shared vision. Creativity and compelling ideas surface as our collaborative team balances important financial and design priorities.

Control the Risk of Innovation

Stakeholders must be confident that the intersection of innovation and risk management has been intelligently vetted. As new technologies augment the industry, managing this juncture has become critical. Focus’ unique collaborative of interconnected disciplines provides the multiple perspectives required to make smart decisions.

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New Evanston Apartment Building Sells for $70 Million

11 September 2013 | The developers of a brand-new 175-unit apartment building in Evanston sold the project for a hefty gain even before leasing up the project, a sign of ...
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Another Apartment Development Brewing in West Loop

26 March 2014 | With one West Loop apartment project winding down later this year, Focus and an Atlanta investor have found a site for their next one just a few block...

This Week's New West Loop Apartment Proposal

28 March 2014 | It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development...

Meet the West Loop's Newest & Curviest Apartment Tower

09 July 2014 | Developers Shapack Partners and Focus Development are joining forces to bring a new glassy, curvy mixed-use tower to the West Loop, and unveiled their...
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Wheaton Courthouse Square Development Work Could Start in 2015

26 August 2014 | After many years of planning and dispute, Wheaton's Courthouse Square development is back on track to be fully built in the near future. The Wheaton ...

Update from Lake Forest on Municipal Service Site

08 September 2014 | Lake Forest’s City Council on Sept. 2 approved a recommendation to select Focus Development to develop the City’s former Municipal Services site.

Aiming to ride tech wave, developers to sell West Loop apartments

03 April 2015 | The developers of a 149-unit apartment project in the West Loop have put the property up for sale, betting that its proximity to Google's future Chica...

New West Loop Apartments to Sell for $75 Million

02 September 2015 | A New York investment firm is poised to pay about $75 million for a new apartment building in the West Loop, a deal that underscores the area's popula...

Circa 922 Receives the Crystal Key Award

13 January 2016 | Circa 922 was among the winners at the Key Awards - put on by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago - bringing home a Crystal Key for Innov...
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Focus Development Receives Approval For Luxury Residential Community In Lake Forest; Sales To Start This Summer

20 April 2016 | Kelmscott Park at Laurel and Western to include single-family homes, condominiums and apartments; @properties tapped for sales and marketing
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