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Clear Investment Group was founded in 2003 by Amy Rubenstein with the mission of preserving investors’ wealth through preserving our nation’s communities. And we’re proud to say we’ve done just that for over 20 years.
With our mission and talented team driving us, we’ve consistently delivered returns well beyond the market standard.

Our leadership team brings over 66 years’ experience in the industry, successfully acquiring, managing and redeveloping real assets in distressed multifamily sector.

2003

First multifamily property acquired in Los Angeles, CA – 7011 Fountain Ave. Began building a portfolio of residential properties.

2007

Transacted over $170MM+ in multifamily assets. Strategy based on the appreciation-dependent returns of the California market. Developed strength in managing rent-controlled properties and leveraging 1031 exchanges to maximize returns.

2008

Strategic pivot in response to post-crash market. Began purchasing and opportunistically reselling foreclosed single-family homes.

2010

Our founder Amy Rubenstein saw an opportunity with cash-flowing assets in the Midwest. Began acquiring properties in Chicagoland, predominantly multifamily, but also retail, office and mixed-use portfolios.

2011

Transacted over $288MM+ in assets across Illinois, Texas, and Florida.

2020

Experienced second market downturn in career: pivoted operations team to focus on COVID rental-assistance and other programs, maintained austerity with in-house management and construction.

2022

Launched Clear Opportunities Fund I. Closed 1st round with approximately $15MM in LP commitments. Acquired 1st portfolio property in Shreveport, LA.

2023

Acquired 2nd Fund portfolio in Syracuse, NY. 2nd round of Fund closed with additional $30MM in member commitments.

2023

Closed 4th Round on Fundraising with approximately $60MM in member commitments.

Social Responsibility

Building wealth through building up communities.

We’re a proud woman-owned business with a diverse workforce, whose broader mission is to create quality housing for America’s working class, by restoring properties to their full potential.

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Our Investment Team

Our highly-talented and diverse team has an extensive and tenured track record spanning a wide spectrum of real assets and related competencies in structured finance and asset stabilization.

Amy M. Rubenstein
Amy M. Rubenstein
Chief Executive Officer
Razi M. Uddin
Razi M. Uddin
Managing Director & CFO
Lindsay M. Rodriguez
Lindsay M. Rodriguez
Director of Investments
Evelyn G. Jacoby
Evelyn G. Jacoby
Director of Analytics
Alexandra E. Horton
Alexandra E. Horton
Director of IR & Marketing
Our Corporate Team
Gabriella Banducci
Gabriella Banducci
Marketing and Operations Associate
Laura Banks
Laura Banks
Technology, Training and Systems Manager
Liz Contreras
Liz Contreras
Accounting Associate
Brianna Fowler
Bri Fowler
Officer Manager
Maggie Herlo
Maggie Herlo
Transaction Accounting Manager
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Benny Hernandez
Junior Accountant
Kleo Karamichos – Accountant
Kleo Karamichos
Accountant
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Shanna Modisette
Regional Property Manager
Filip Palka
Filip Palka
Finance and Treasure Manager
Giving Back
Giving Back

In 2024, we have commited to establishing Clear Opportunities Foundation to provide much needed resources to communities in which the firm acquires assets. CIG is commitment to building communities, not just real estate.

Frequently Asked Questions

The firm originally operated as Windy City RE and was established in 2003. In 2021, the firm legally reincorporated as Clear Investment Group with an exclusive focus on workforce housing.

Many of the assets CIG acquires require new systems as well as renovations that allow us to focus on green initiatives. These include energy-saving devices such as LED lighting retrofits, occupancy sensors, efficient heating systems and low energy usage elevator cars.

 

CIG strives to create a workplace governed with transparency, inclusivity and diversity. We are a proud woman-owned firm with a highly diverse workforce.

 

In an environment where affordable housing is ever more difficult to find, we create safe habitable housing by acquiring distressed assets, and turnkeying properties that the working class can feel proud of – we transform communities. Clear Opportunities Foundation also makes financial gifts to local charities; particularly those that work to break the cycle of poverty. Clear Opportunities Fund I is audited under US GAAP and the firm provides full transparency and reporting to investors down to the asset level financial statements.

CIGs broader mission is to impact communities with each and every project to bring safe, habitable housing for working Americans – homes that tenants and their families can be proud of.

 

We’re different because we’re laser focused on what we know and do best: opportunistic real estate. Our 20 year+ history of acquiring distressed assets is highly formulaic. From underwriting acquisition costs, capital costs, lease up timetables, to preparing an asset for sale, significant groundwork is done BEFORE we even sign a purchase and sale agreement to buy and asset. Our seasoned management team draws upon their more than 60 years of experience in creating comprehensive, ground- up plans for each asset and spends a significant amount of time walking properties and communicating with stakeholders.  CIG determines why an asset is not performing as it should and the course correction occurs prior to ownership of an asset – speaking to the Mayor of a particular city, the Attorney General, Code Enforcement, the municipal police or Sheriff’s department, the firm has a very clear view of how to bring assets back on line in an efficient and effective way, with buy in from all stakeholders all the way down to the tenant.

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