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The Chesler Continuum

The Chesler Group, Inc. (TCG) is a vertically integrated redeveloper of commercial buildings with a special emphasis on the adaptive reuse of historic structures. We specialize in turn-key real estate development, inclusive of design, architecture, engineering, construction management and leasing. Our business model is designed to take a project from conception to final occupancy.

We have a strong redevelopment track record and consistently bring projects in on time and on budget. This includes developing both strategic plans and tactical execution in a practical and functional approach that recognizes a client’s needs, community concerns and budget constraints.

Our mission is driven by a convergence of seemingly disparate elements: passion, finance, planning, craftsmanship, managing significant details and much more. All converge to create a singular journey to unprecedented results.

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As you begin, finding your diamond in the rough can often be your greatest challenge. Knowing how to search and what to look for can greatly increase your odds of success in securing the right building in the right community. With a 20-year track record of success in this highly specialized area of rescuing historic properties, The Chesler Group has the vision and foresight to find it for you.


From site searches to financing, construction to historic registry consulting, The Chesler Group offers a unique combination of capabilities. We deliver a depth of experience and an industry network for every step of your historic property solution.

Design & Engineering

Designing and planning is the first step to give your project a new life and a fresh purpose. It’s more than just restoring a neglected structure — it’s about creating an effectual, modern space worthy of the Historic Register. This all begins in the architectural planning stage.

Historic Register Qualification & Consulting

We work closely with the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) and the National Park Service (NPS) to develop plans, means and methods which will meet tough Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Our depth of experience is illustrated in the initial meetings with SHPO and NPS where common obstacles become our opportunities.


There are no shortages of developers, architects, and construction contractors qualified to execute your project, however, few come with the ability to finance the entire process. The Chesler Group is well-capitalized and fully capable of self-financing all or part of the development process and integrating seamlessly with your means and resources.

Restoration Construction

With over 20 years of experience in the restoration business, we understand the unique challenges facing historic buildings. We do it right, from the beginning, and we have the vision to see the full potential of the property while conforming to the Federal Standards for Rehabilitation. Our projects include: multi-story institutional and residential buildings, historic schools, historic mansions to office conversions, warehouse to office conversions, and unique and specialized residential dwellings.

Historic Tax Credit Capitilization

MainStreet America FundWith the addition of the MainStreet America Fund, The Chesler Group is now uniquely positioned to bring historic tax credit equity to the table. With a $50 million fund, The Chesler Group can ensure that high quality, impactful renovations around the country can obtain the capital they need to move forward. The Chesler Group stands alone as a complete resource from start to finish.


Our business emphasis is on taking a project from conception through final occupancy. This includes developing both strategic plans and tactical execution in a practical and functional approach that recognizes clients’ needs, community concerns and budget constraints. Should ownership not be in your plans, we can do a lease with an option to purchase, long term lease or other leasing arrangements on select properties.

Property Management

For those not interested in the responsibilities of ownership, we offer complete Property Management Services. At The Chesler Group, our team delivers the full range of skills: preventive maintenance, customer specific tenant build-outs, capital projects, rent collection, bill-paying, and all accounting and backroom operations. We have long-standing vendor relationships and have developed comprehensive methods and systems for maintaining buildings with complex physical characteristics on tight budgets. Our team of qualified technicians focuses on fine craftsmanship with attention to detail. We know each of our buildings inside and out and our tenants find us incredibly responsive. They are accustomed to direct, attentive service. If something goes wrong, they call and we fix it. Simple as that.