GC Realty & Development LLC
GC Realty & Development LLC

GC Realty & Development LLC

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Introduction: We stand out from the competition because we create a focus on the Customer Experience we provide to every owner, tenant, and client. Our entire staff is versed in providing exceptional service to landlords. If a tenant has a maintenance issue that comes up overnight, we are one of the few firms that offers a 24 hour work order line allowing the tenant to speak with someone live 24/7/365. This allows us to respond to situations when they first arise and rectify them before they become much bigger and costly issues. We ask for and welcome feedback from our owners, tenants, and clients so that we can better ourselves. As a team, we review our processes constantly and make changes when necessary. We stay ahead of the curve and implement systems that other firms don't have. The best part of our profession is the ability to assist others in gaining a higher knowledge and understanding of all aspects of real estate investing. We are able to share all that we know and all that we have experienced, good or bad. We help owners understand what to expect and teach them how to prevent problems from occurring.

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40 employees

18 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, Zelle

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

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18 reviews


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Sophie z.

Property Management

We have had such a great experience with GC Realty in the management of our rental property. Transition to them managing the property was easy and straightforward. With us living out of state, GC was a huge help in organizing and coordinating repairs and painting when our previous tenant ended their lease. Communication is always detailed and timely, and their price was competitive. Highly recommend!
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Thank you for sharing your experience and being great to work with. Appreciate your time you took to share.
Apr 7, 2019
Caryn S.

Property Management

I just started working with Mark after he replied to my request on Thumbtack. His thoroughness, knowledge and overall demeanor sold me. He will be helping me rent my property, and then if all goes well, GC Realty will be managing my property for me moving forward. Excited to be working with them!
Oct 28, 2015
Katie A.

Mark and the entire GC team are outstanding! They manage my rental property and I couldn't be happier! The entire GC team works tirelessly to meet the needs of both me AND my tenant. I would highly recommend Mark Ainley and the GC team for any real estate needs!
Apr 1, 2015
Ray A.

Mark Ainley and the entire GC team are amazing! They manage my rental property and I couldn't be happier! The GC team takes the hassle and sterss out of renting!
Apr 1, 2015
Monica S.

I am so happy with the services provided by GC Realty that I almost want to keep them my little secret. But I love these guys so much, I want to support the growth of their business in any way I can. I have been a small-scale investor/landlord for almost 20 years. For 15 years, I was a DIY landlord. So, I know what it takes to do every part of the process. I was blown away at how much I have learned from them in the past 4 months. I am simply giddy with joy. About 5 years ago, we decided to outsource our property management and leasing. I did extensive research and called references. The legwork didn’t help me. The first company was so bad, we fired them within 6 months. The second company was great in the beginning, but when our portfolio manager left the company, we realized that she was what made it great, not the company. The company didn’t have systems in place to ensure excellence. After she left, her replacements would let non-payment slide for months and months. It would take them 6 months to lease a unit and months to get repairs done. With GC Realty, things are done so fast! We recently purchased 3 distressed SFH within a month of each other. GC helped broker the purchase, manage the rehab and find the tenants. So far, we leased 2 of the houses before the work was complete and it looks like we will do the same on the last house. Usually doing 1 rehab is stressful enough, but working with GC, even doing 3 at the same time was fun. The turnaround time to completion was fast, they did high quality work, and the costs were significantly lower than what we had experienced in the past. They are smart, knowledgeable, experienced, fun, great human beings, fast, responsive and they have a good team in place with systems to support consistent processes and services. If you are an experienced investor, you will recognize their value instantly. If you are a new investor, working with them will help you deal with the fear most new investors experience. They also manage to strike the perfect balance between providing advice based on their extensive experience and respecting our strategy and preferences. They are also investors themselves. They have skin in the game. They have their own portfolio and understand what is important to investors because they know first-hand what is important to them. Working with them is a partnership that I appreciate very much.
May 13, 2015
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Mark Ainley


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our pricing system is quite simple and the range is based on the gross rent and/or number of units under management by a particular owner. 7-9% - Residential Units (10% on Chicago Southside) 4-6% - Retail / Industrial / Office

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We make the process for new customers of our Property Management or Brokerage services to begin working with our firm quite simple! We send all agreements electronically for signatures and explain each step of the process thoroughly. We believe in always keeping the lines of communication open, so should their be any questions, we are always available to answer them in a timely manner.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Every two years our agents are required to complete their State of Illinois licensing continuing education requirements, however, our agents and employees are trained way beyond these requirements. We conduct weekly mandatory staff meetings where we review the progress that each department is making. We review the newest laws & procedures at each meeting and discuss any new items that are fitting to our profession. This ensures that every stays on top of the newest market trends.

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