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our story

Founded in 1987, Bond Companies is a leading real estate development and investment firm that focuses on sustainability and innovation in multifamily, office, retail, and mixed-use projects. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, core values include making a positive and lasting impact on communities while minimizing the impact on the environment. The company consistently expands “the envelope” by introducing new ideas, new technology, and purpose to each of its developments. We believe that our ethics and approach consistently create value for communities and our partners.

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The company has won more than two dozen awards for its projects and has been named Residential Developer of the Year by Los Angeles Business Journal and top 3 National Finalist for National Association of Home Builders - Freddie Mac Multifamily Development Firm of the Year. In addition, its two latest projects, Spoke, won the Silver prize for “Best Overall Project in the U.S.” and gold for “Best Amenity Package” from Multi-Housing News and Inspire Southpark won the “Heavy Hitters Award” from the Charlotte Business Journal for the best development in Charlotte.

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history

Bond Companies was started by Lawrence and Robert Bond in 1987, with its predecessor organization, Bond Financial Group. Nationally recognized as experts in capital, Bond Financial Group evolved into Bond Capital, Ltd. and subsequently, Bond Companies as the vehicle that would take the company from its merchant banking activities into active real estate ownership and development.

The company’s first acquisitions were the purchase of single tenant grocery store properties in the Midwest. The Company then targeted redevelopment of multi-family residential units in the western United States. Through an affiliated entity, the company capitalized and invested in a portfolio of hotels in Chicago that were successfully renovated, repositioned, and eventually liquidated.

In late 1997, Bond Capital, Ltd. commenced its ground-up development activities with the 8-story, 160-unit Aurora mixed-use project in San Francisco, California. Quickly following was the construction of the 224-unit Remington Apartments in Las Vegas, Nevada; the acquisition of a portfolio of grocery store-anchored shopping centers in the northeast; a portfolio of infill retail properties in Chicago; and the development of a strip center in Chicago. As the 2000s began, the company started to rapidly grow its development pipeline building millions of square feet of apartments, retail, and hotel assets throughout the US. with concentrations in Los Angeles and Chicago.

While continuing to add to its project pipeline, Bond Companies maintains the entrepreneurial spirit that has emanated from its founders, creating unique developments for the communities that it serves.

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Since its founding, Bond Companies has focused on fully sustainable designs and innovative building practices for the variety of ventures it has undertaken, from transit-oriented developments and master-planned communities to retail, infill, mixed-use, commercial, and civic projects. The Company is dedicated to making a favorable impact on the communities it serves without leaving a large footprint on the environment.

To foster healthy communities nationwide, Bond Companies relies on the invaluable relationships it has established with leaders throughout the financial, real estate, and civic sectors. These bonds are critically important to the Company's success now and in the future. With the support of these valued partners, Bond Companies is recognized with the first LEED Gold office space in Los Angeles, the first development company in the Chicago metro area to complete a LEED Silver mixed-use project, Center on Halsted in Chicago, Illinois and the first in greater Chicago to complete a LEED Gold shopping center with its project Springbrook Prairie Pavilion in Naperville. Additionally, Bond Companies has received dozens of awards for excellence in real estate development, including recognition as a 2014 finalist for Retail or Mixed-Use Development of the Year Award, Nominated by NAIOP for The Maxwell project in Chicago, Illinois and more recently its latest developments in Charlotte and Chicago won top honors in those cities.

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awards

San Francisco Developer of the Year Award (TODCO)
Achievement Award for Alternative Living for the Aging
Winner of National Organization of Minority Architects Award for Project of the Year, Los Angeles Region
Pacific Coast Builder's Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best Mixed-Use Project
Pacific Coast Builder's Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best Apartment Project Four Stories or More
Pacific Coast Builder's Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Commercial Retail Project
Winner of Hollywood Arts Council's Architectural Arts Award
National Commercial Builders Council Grand Award for Best Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential Project More Than 100,000 Square Feet
Los Angeles Business Journal Award for Residential Developer of the Year
NAHB Pillars of the Industry Award for Best Property Website
NAHB Westside Urban Forum Prize Award for Best Mixed-Use Project
NAHB National Gold Award for the Best Interior Merchandizing of a Model
Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards for Best Mixed-Use Project and Best Landscaping
Dove Award presented by Covenant House California
East Bay Buiness Times Reuse/Redevelopment of the Year
San Francisco Business Journal Finalist Retail Development of the Year
Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Development of the Year
Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for outstanding Not-for-Profit Real Estate Project
Community Vision Award - Urban Land Institute Chicago, Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council and Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus
Environmental Design + Construction (ED+C) Magazine Excellence in Design Award of the Year for a Commercial Project
NAIOP Chicago Annual Award For Excellence Finalist
Charlotte Business Journal “Heavy Hitter Award” for Best Residential Development
Multifamily Executive Magazine Silver Award for Best US Development
Multifamily Executive Magazine Gold Award for Best Amenities in a Residential Development