Our Story

Over 30 years ago, the principals of DL3 Realty came together to revitalize the commercial landscape of the far south side of Chicago, which had declined after the social unrest of the 1960s.

DL3 Realty has spent the past 30 years acquiring prominent commercial locations in and around the South Shore, Roseland, and Morgan Park neighborhoods in order to establish high quality education programs, professional office buildings, and national retailer anchored strip malls.

Today, DL3 Realty continues to manage a commercial real estate portfolio of education, health care and retail properties. We continue to expand through new developments and acquisitions of commercial sites, including an active pipeline of over $50 million in commercial projects designed to elevate Chicago's urban communities. 


Collaboration and Community Involvement

DL3 Realty invests in commercial projects that improve urban communities. In furtherance of this goal, we work with community development corporations, local non-profit organizations, and governmental entities to bring high-impact retail, institutional, and professional office projects to Chicago’s urban communities.

DL3 Realty’s Recent Corporate and Community Collaboration Partners Include:

  • Roseland Community Hospital
  • Beverly/ Morgan Park Community Development Corporation
  • Better Boys Foundation
  • Chicago Family Health
  • Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • Far South Side Community Development Corporation
  • Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives 
  • Magic Johnson Bridgescape
  • DaVita Dialysis 
  • The Salvation Army
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Urban Partnership Bank
  • Roseland Community Medical District (see plan below)
  • Grand Ridge Bank
  • Northern Trust Bank
Land use plan for the Roseland Community Medical District.  Leon Walker is a Commissioner on the Board for the Roseland Community Medical District. The Roseland Medical District is the first new medical district in Chicago since the formation of the Illinois Medical District in 1941, and it is designed to promote health care services and economic development on the far south side of Chicago. The nine Commissioners are appointed by the Governor of Illinois, the President of Cook County, and the Mayor of Chicago.  » Click here to learn more about the Roseland Community Medical District.

Land use plan for the Roseland Community Medical District. 

Leon Walker is a Commissioner on the Board for the Roseland Community Medical District. The Roseland Medical District is the first new medical district in Chicago since the formation of the Illinois Medical District in 1941, and it is designed to promote health care services and economic development on the far south side of Chicago. The nine Commissioners are appointed by the Governor of Illinois, the President of Cook County, and the Mayor of Chicago. 

» Click here to learn more about the Roseland Community Medical District.