"Chicago Cityscape is the one of the most valuable tools available to Chicago-area real estate professionals. As a lender, I use the: Address Report for collateral due diligence and to help clients with site preparations; mapping tools for vendor searches, neighborhood and market research, and site optimization; reports to monitor portfolios for violations and court case, as well as generate leads; and news to stay on top of local development stories. Chicago Cityscape has saved me countless hours searching various websites and provides consolidated property information all on one page. I recommend Chicago Cityscape to any real estate lender, architect, developer, general contractor, and management company."
- Kyle Harvey (Senior loan officer, Community Investment Corporation)
"I rely on Chicago Cityscape as my secret to success: Being able to get alerts sent to my email any time my top customers pull permits, allowing me to anticipate the needs of my clients, and stay ahead of my competitors. The ever-evolving features allow me to sort and track in multiple ways, making Chicago Cityscape an invaluable resource to track all the permits that are important to me. I know I wouldn’t be as successful in my construction sales role if it weren't for Chicago Cityscape over the past two years."
- Sandra, Construction Materials Sales Manager
"Chicago Cityscape solves the pain of having to go through multiple city and county websites to gather information by providing all the info in one screen. Features such as zoning appeal information, TOD eligibility, demolition and building permits in neighborhoods are just what I need as an architect to cater to my clients. I would highly recommend Chicago Cityscape as the premier source of Chicago's real estate analysis."
- Prashanth Mahakali, AIA (PMPC Architects)
"I like Chicago Cityscape because of the concise information on properties and they quickly answer any question I have."
- Rick Gordon (Marcus & Millichap)
"Obtaining all of the information needed to compel investors would have been impossible without Chicago Cityscape: GIS is too esoteric and idiosyncratic, and frankly intimidating to a non-initiated viewer. Having a simple, clean, and clear source of primary information about the built environment and local context made this entire project possible. Paid for itself a thousand times over."
- Mike Healy (Guild Row developer)
"WestLaw and LexisNexis revolutionized legal research for litigators. Cityscape is doing the same for zoning and land use attorneys."
- Liz Butler (Partner, Elrod Friedman LLP)
"We used Chicago Cityscape at Smart Chicago because we want to encourage the development of civic tech products that people can't live without. On a personal note, I love reading the insights that go along with the data— the narrative threads they pull together to make raw data real meaningful."
- Dan X. O'Neil (City Bureau board member, founder of former Smart Chicago Collaborative)
"Chicago Cityscape is an incredible resource for anyone and everyone who works in the real estate industry. It is much faster, easier to use and more robust than the databases operated by the city. The time saved pays for itself many times over."
- AJ LaTrace (Real estate reporter, former editor Curbed Chicago)
"I love Chicago Cityscape. The time and frustration it saves is worth every penny!"
- Paul Price (Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!))
"Data is key to Emerald South's success. As a data driven organization, we take an asset-based approach to make efficient and effective decisions. Chicago Cityscape is a tool that allows us to improve our data collection and management while telling the rich story of our community."
- Demetri Alexakos (Director, Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative)
"As a Chicago based real estate investor and developer I have benefited a great deal from my access to Cityscape. I find myself using it on a daily basis to help evaluate potential opportunities ranging from acquisition / renovation projects to ground up developments. It helps me perform an "initial sniff test" to confirm whether a potential rehab is in an ADU area, or if a development site is within the required distance of a train station to qualify as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD)."
- Gabe Horstick (Campbell Street Asset Management)
"Chicago Cityscape represents a smart solution to the problem of uncoordinated public information. The City of Chicago data portal and other available public databases can in their complexity to use discourage users, Chicago Cityscape's database makes retrieving information easy for all levels of user sophistication. Utilizing the data and report pages can create new ideas to solve old problems. It assists in my community volunteer activities to identify potential solutions for legislation, property inventory management, volunteer resource optimization, development/demolition watch and city infrastructure transparency."
- Gladys Alcazar-Anselmo (East Village Association)
"Chicago Cityscape's tool empowers small economic and community development organizations like ours to do our work better and more efficiently."
- Martin Sorge (former executive director, Uptown United & Uptown Chamber of Commerce)
"Chicago Cityscape is really awesome and an amazing consolidation of a ton of data. Cityscape always seems to anticipate new content needs and then add it!"
- Garret Glaser (Townes Glaser Development)
"Cityscape is invaluable in researching the complexity of Chicago parcels and regulations. It's a tremendous value and they're constantly adding new and useful features."
- Ari Parritz (Vermilion Development)
"I just wanted to drop a line and say how amazing the zoning changes filter on the Ordinances page has been working for me. The summary portion, especially, has been a real time-saver. This way, I don't have to open the entire Councilmatic document to know what's being proposed. Great stuff!"
- Colm Hughes (The Blue Book Building & Construction Network)
"Chicago Cityscape is the first (and increasingly, only) place I look for information on new developments in my Albany Park neighborhood. Previously, I'd do research via multiple websites and government data sets, which was really difficult and time-consuming. But with Chicago Cityscape's clean display and features like clickable maps and PINs I'm able to find meaningful data that shapes my community group's efforts to monitor development and attract more business."
- Shylo Bisnett (Albany Park Neighbors)
"When it comes to finding accurate and complete construction news in Chicago, there isn't a better platform than Cityscape. I can't imagine doing my job without being a Cityscape Pro member. They've enabled me to provide my subscribers with timely updates to hard to get, high-value private construction projects. Cityscape is a lifesaver!"
- Colm Hughes (The Blue Book Building & Construction Network)
"Chicago Cityscape is hands-down the best resources for researching and tracking trends and new building permits, and has made our work more accurate and detailed. The interface and user experience is top notch, and the technical support is excellent. We love Cityscape Pro!"
- Kyle Terry (Real estate analyst)
"Site selection for cannabis businesses has rarely been so important. I don't know any better tool for it than Chicago Cityscape, especially for the price."
- Ian Brown (Land use attorney)