Our properties are built with state-of-the-art construction and world-class design.

Founded in 1993 by Jim Letchinger, JDL has become Chicago’s premier residential developer.

For over three decades, JDL has earned a reputation for developing dynamic residential developments that exceed expectations in the discerning luxury market, resulting in some of the most significant real estate sales in Chicago. By focusing on residential, mixed-use development, JDL creates living environments of the highest quality that complement the existing urban landscape. The company’s legacy properties stand tall among the crowded skyline.

JDL developed No 9 Walton, a collection of 68 ultra-luxury condominiums that were the most successful and expensive real estate transactions in Chicago history. From there, JDL created One Chicago, which delivered in 2022, offering 2.2 million square-feet of luxury residences as well as complimentary commercial spaces including Whole Foods and Lifetime. One Chicago has already been named one of the city’s architectural icons. JDL continues to expand with North Union — an entirely new community combining 4.4 million square-feet of high-end residential offerings, mixed-use retail, and lush urban outdoor space spread across eight acres.

Units Developed 3,000 +
Units in Development 3,000 +
GSF Developed 5M SF
Capitalization $ 2.2 B
Once Chicago Aerial Nick Ulivieri Photography WEB 158

Every building should enhance its environment and stand the test of time.