Former Sloan Valve Company Plant 4300 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois

Firm Info & Philosophies

What is a Brownfield?

Brownfield properties are defined as abandoned, idled, or underused industrial and commercial facilities/sites where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. The regulatory climate has shifted over the past few years from one that was more adversarial in scope that emphasized command-and-control practices to one that is focused on risk-based, practical strategies. It makes no practical sense to develop a gas station on the site of a former gas station with the stringent standards required if the site were to be redeveloped as a daycare center. Environmental risk is now tied to the prospective end-use of a site.

Preparing brownfield sites for productive reuse requires the integration of many elements of real estate and financing issues, liability considerations, environmental assessments and remediation, compliance with regulatory requirements, and diligent coordination among various stakeholders.

What We Do?

Kingfisher Group is an environmental consultant and developer that assists owners, municipalities, and prospective purchasers in coordinating and delivering the various components of brownfield redevelopment. Learn more about our comprehensive services.

Some Of Our Past Clients

Amalgamated Bank of Chicago
City of Harvey
CK Development
Cook County (Illinois)
EBI Consulting

G.L. Simmons & Associates
G3 Real Estate, LLC

LaSalle Bank
Loyola University
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)
MELJAY Partners
Newcastle Limited
Village of Markham
Village of Park Forest