Joseph Freed and Associates LLC is a privately owned real estate company headquartered in Chicago with a national reputation for versatility and innovation.
Since our founding in 1965 with a single retail property, JFA has evolved into a full-service real estate business engaged in retail, residential, office, hospitality, mixed-use development, redevelopment, transit-oriented development, vintage and historic restoration, urban infill, and the development initiatives of municipalities across America.
Our real estate portfolio includes the acquisition, development and redevelopment of 24 million square feet of retail, residential and office space and over 4,000 single and multi-family residential units in over 50 projects. While commercial properties once formed the bulk of our portfolio, we have carved out a niche in the exciting and challenging mixed-use marketplace as a master planner of high-density urban projects.
We are honored by our distinctive reputation, earned for envisioning and pioneering innovative methods in planning, design, construction, and leasing. Throughout four decades, JFA has maintained a high standard of accomplishments in a fiercely competitive marketplace by:
- building trust, long term relationships and the respect of our peers
- pioneering the de-malling and remerchandising of existing properties
- enhancing value and vitality to our portfolio from ground-up developments
- creating programs to assist tenants increase their customer base
With Joseph Freed’s son Larry at the helm, we are into our third generation of Freed leadership at JFA. Our proud family-owned heritage and our tradition of long-term commitment to our projects is evidenced by our core developments still owned, managed or leased today. Our mission remains to maximize the earning potential and quality of our projects and to provide enduring benefits to our partners, tenants, residents, and neighborhoods as we sustain or enhance the environment.