Philosophy

Baum Revision, LLC develops transformative projects that produce a positive impact in their respective communities. These projects represent the principals' commitment to social responsibility, preservation, and sustainability. We take a triple bottom line approach by focusing not only on the financial return on investment, but also in contributing positively to the communities in which we work and by protecting the environment through sustainable development. We believe that making economically, socially and environmentally responsible decisions are vital to the assets in which we invest, the communities where we invest and ultimately, to our success as a company.

Our mission is to reimagine and redevelop buildings into authentic and meaningful communities with an emphasis on art, history and architecture that provide the people they serve the inspiration and resources to expand their businesses and lives.

Our body of work since inception represents a capitalization of over $262MM and includes all asset classes located throughout 10 states comprised of over 2.9MM square feet across over 100 projects. Our talented executive team has over 50 years of collective real estate investment and development practice. This acumen, knowledge and creativity allow us to execute development projects that others deem unfeasible and achieve superior risk-adjusted returns over the long-term. We enjoy working with like-minded tenants and partners that have a continual goal of creating enduring and unique environments.


+ Awards and Recognition

We are proud to have received numerous awards, including the following:

  • 8 Good Neighbor Awards from the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • 2 Preservation Excellence Awards from the City of Chicago for work in adaptive reuse and historic preservation
  • The Bruce Abrams Award for the Development of the Year (2012), from CAR for Green Exchange
  • The Outstanding For-Profit Project Award (2013) from the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) for the Green Exchange
  • LEED Platinum Certification for Green Exchange, certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • The Historic Preservation Award for Rehabilitation (2013), personally awarded to David Baum from the Village of Highland Park for the renovation of his home

New ideas and industries emerge from old buildings. Our objective is to honor the architecture and the features from those periods that came before us while at the same time, making spaces within those structures affordable and tenantable to those who dare to be different, who yearn for independence, and desire to create tomorrow's important products and industries. We have found that reactivating viable spaces for tenants within our historic buildings not only benefits the subject project itself, but the surrounding community as well.

By preserving our past we hope to build a better future.