CRE N Illinois Multi-family investors like what they see in Chicago's non-core downtown neighborhoods Chicago’s multi-family market has been hot for so long that it’s easy to take for granted just how strong this sector is. But Susan Tjarksen, principal and managing broker for Chicago's Kiser Institutional Group -- better known as KIG –isn’t doing this. She understands just how rare a market like this is. Institutional investors are sinking big dollars in multi-family buildings not just in Chicago’s center, but also in the neighborhoods surrounding the heart of Chicago’s Central Business District, the so-called “out-of-core” areas. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with Tjarksen about what’s behind the strength of the city’s apartment market.