Mike’s Award Winning Developments

Good Neighbor Award

The Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Awards were created in 1992. The award is given out to showcase ground-breaking rehabs and development throughout the nine-county Chicago metropolitan area, rewarding visionaries for “breaking the mold” and setting new standards of excellence. It recognizes those whose efforts go “above and beyond” their peers, conquering challenges and bringing innovative ideas to the marketplace.

In 1995, Mike Kaufman received his first Good Neighbor Award for his new construction project on the corner of 2855 N. Mildred Avenue/857 W. George in the Lake View neighborhood. Utilizing true divided light windows and brickwork reminiscent of turn-of-the-century buildings, Mike’s dream of developing something he could be proud came true as his peers said at the award ceremony that “this property matched so well with its neighbors that it was hard to tell which is the new construction and which is over 100 years old.”

In 2001, Mike Kaufman received his second Good Neighbor Award for his new construction project directly across the street from world famous Wrigley Field at 1038 W. Waveland Avenue. Working with Alderman Bernie Hansen and the City of Chicago Building and Zoning Departments, Mike took an eyesore 100 year old frame house that had building code violations and turned it into a beautiful three story building with a media room, a birds eye view of Chicago Cubs baseball, a foul pole with “460” on it (460 feet from home plate to the building) and made the top floor and rooftop handicap accessible. At the award ceremony, Mike was honored when his peers stated “that you not only offered a unique facility to the neighborhood, but you brought beauty and community pride to Chicago as your homage to baseball and real estate is seen by millions of television viewers and in-stadium fans for years to come.”

2855 N. Mildred Ave. / 857 W. George

Chicago IL.

1038 W. Waveland Ave.,

Chicago IL.