Who We AreAn innovative and leading edge real estate investment firm.click here
Our PropertiesClass 'A' Apartments, Suburban Garden Apartments, College Campus Living.click here
Our FoundersThe firm maintains a strong commitment to its community through many different levels.click here
Contact UsLearn about our company, our properties, our acquisition process and career opportunities.contact us

Featured Properties:

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Arbors of Brookdale Located in Naperville, Illinois. The Arbors enjoys the well-deserved reputation of being Naperville’s premier Class A Apartment Community.
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Alexan at Auburn Lakes This luxurious full amenity new development consists of 346 garden style apartment homes located just 27 miles north of Houston, Texas.
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Clover Village This leading “talk of the campus” student housing property is located immediately adjacent to The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
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Prime Campus Housing Purdue The well located multiple building portfolio positions Prime as one of the largest walk to campus student housing companies serving Purdue University at its main West Lafayette Indiana campus.
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Prime Property Investors, LTD

Prime Property Investors, Ltd. based in Northbrook, Illinois is an innovative and leading edge real estate investment firm founded by Co-CEOs Barbara J. Gaffen and Michael H. Zaransky in 1993. The Co-CEO founders remain active in the business and are well recognized for their experience, leadership, and knowledge within the real estate investment community.

PPI is by no means an ordinary company. PPI is a well respected and nationally known niche real estate investment firm building a nationwide portfolio of student housing properties on major university campuses and Conventional Class A Garden Style Suburban Apartment Complexes throughout the United States. As a niche real estate investment firm, with a specialized expertise in the hot multifamily property asset class, PPI stays focused on real estate providing an opportunity for increased cash flow and large appreciation.

Our Student Housing portfolio properties are branded as Prime Campus Housing and our Garden Style Conventional Apartment Complexes are branded as Prime Residential Communities.

Prime Property Investors, Ltd. is seeking to make acquisitions and increase its real estate holdings. We are specialized niche buyers and have the ability to act quickly and close transactions without cumbersome contingencies. Acquisition opportunities submitted for consideration will be treated confidentially and responded to rapidly. Sellers, or their brokers, deal direct with company principals. PPI prides itself on moving rapidly on evaluation of acquisition opportunities, entering uncomplicated contracts, and closing transactions on time and without surprises.

The firm has received many honors and recognition for the quality of its properties and commitment to the community. PPI has received the Vintage Property of the Year Award from a major Apartment Association, multiple Good Neighbor Awards from Realtor Associations, and the Excellence in Housing Design Gold Key Award from the Home Builders Association. Due to Prime’s tremendous growth, the company was recognized by Inc. Magazine for placement on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Additionally, the firm has been ranked as one of the leading multifamily real estate investment firms in the nation by industry trade publications Midwest Real Estate News and Student Housing Business. Prime was also rated one of the 50 best companies in the nation to work for in the residential real estate industry in an independent survey by Professional Builder Magazine.