Globetrotters provides its clients with a unique combination of experience and specialization in the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, and management of housing properties in both the public and private sectors. These properties have included scattered sites, townhomes, multifamily housing, and senior housing.
Our projects have included multi-discipline condition assessments; building system upgrades; elevator modernization; ADA and UFAS 504 compliance; interior renovations; exterior envelope rehabilitation, roofing systems, and façade restoration; and site planning and development including stormwater management and parking lots. In addition, Globetrotters has performed demolition design, and served as an Owner’s Representative and Construction Manager on numerous projects.
Among the governmental financing programs for which Globetrotters has provided A/E design services are HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program, HUD’s Section 223(f) Mortgage Insurance Program, the Low-Income-Housing-Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program regulated by the IRS and administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), and the Cook County Assessor’s Class 9 Real Estate Tax Incentive Program.
In addition, Globetrotters has over 30 years of experience in the management of privately owned apartment complexes, which have included LIHTC, Section 8, and market rate properties. Globetrotters has maintained high occupancy rates and successful resident relations. As a result, we design with an owner’s perspective in mind; we understand prioritization of capital expenditures, the need to reduce operating expenses, and consideration of maintenance and longevity when designing building systems and selecting products and materials.