In the 1960s, our Founder and Chairman Daniel Levin led the
of South Commons, an ambitious 28-acre urban renewal project on
Chicago's South Side. This mixed-income development created more than
1,500 residential units, commercial space and a school.
He emerged from this achievement to found The Habitat Company in 1971 to fulfill the development and management principles demonstrated by South Commons.
Since then The Habitat Company has grown to become a 900-plus member team with over $2.0 billion in assets and more than 20,000 units in five states under management. Many of our developments have become major landmarks.