Why KF


Through years of dedication, customer service, and commitment to delivering value, Kogen Friedman Development has become one of the most respected residential developers serving Chicago’s northern suburbs. This is a position we’ve worked hard for and take great pride in.

Established in the 1980s as one of the area’s premier builders of high-end custom single-family homes, we began to include subdivisions of single family and multi-family homes. In 1996, Kogen Friedman was selected to participate in the long-anticipated residential development of Northbrook’s Techny property, introducing the innovative long-term ground lease model in upscale multi-family housing. The resulting communities of Park Place Estates, Royal Ridge (1996), Northbrook Greens (2000) and Meadow Ridge proved enormously successful, firmly establishing Kogen Friedman among the area’s top builder/developers. In 2006 we developed 52,500 square feet of luxury single-story office space called Northbrook’s River Park.

Our drive to excel continues today. Under the direction of principals Suzann Kogen-Friedman, Joel Kogen and Steven Friedman, Kogen Friedman Development continues to take on challenging projects that run the gamut of our skill set: individual custom homes, remodeling work, stand-alone residential communities and mixed-use developments. We remain determined to build upon our well-earned reputation to continue to produce high caliber developments throughout the North Shore and Chicagoland area.

This is what we do.