Beyond four walls

We love to build things. As a full-service real estate firm, UrbanStreet engages in real estate investment, development, property management and general contracting activities. We are nimble and relationship based, with particular expertise in the design and construction of multifamily residential communities, commercial and retail properties and land development. Based in Chicago, we have been involved in projects throughout Chicagoland and across the Midwest.

Founded in 1996, UrbanStreet is led by executives with several decades of real estate experience in all aspects of real estate development, including general contracting, financing, law and property management.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Robert Burk

Bob Burk has 30 years of real estate development, construction design, construction management and general contracting experience. He manages all aspects of the entitlement, planning, design, construction and marketing processes for UrbanStreet projects and developments. Bob has a degree in business and marketing from Miami University (Ohio).

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Robert Kuker

Bob Kuker has 23 years of real estate investment and development experience. He sources real estate investment and development opportunities for UrbanStreet, and manages all aspects of the development process through disposition. Bob earned a JD from the John Marshall Law School, practiced law for 12 years and has a degree in accounting from St. Mary’s University.

Director of Operations

Lisa Cioffi

Lisa Cioffi leads marketing, branding and tenant and investor relations for all UrbanStreet projects, and also manages property operations and leasing for the office portfolio. Lisa has more than 15 years of real estate management and marketing experience. She earned a degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management from the University of Toledo.

Director of Development

Jonathan Dennis

Jon Dennis brings to UrbanStreet more than 17 years of real estate development, acquisitions and asset management experience with public REITs, private developers and educational institutions.  Jon holds a master’s degree in real estate development and finance from Columbia University and a degree in economics from Northwestern University.

Director of Construction

Jim Wells

Jim Wells oversees the construction operations, project coordination and design/development efforts for all UrbanStreet projects and developments. He has more than 28 years of experience in real estate development, with expertise in construction management, building design, engineering, purchasing and land development. Jim earned a degree in construction management from University of Wisconsin–Stout.

Chief Financial Officer

Peggy Graf

Peggy Graf is a CPA and manages all of the accounting, financial reporting and tax work for UrbanStreet’s businesses and projects. She has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, finance and real estate, including positions at large and small companies and accounting firms. She earned a degree in accounting from Bradley University.