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CityPads is a housing investment and development company shaping the present and future of how people live in neighborhoods and cities.

🎉Join us Thurs, April 18, 2024 from 5-7pm in Lincoln Park, Chicago to learn more about our latest project in the neighborhood and for a unique opportunity to invest! Open bar, great food, and networking!

Investing and developing in walkable, transit oriented neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Chicago

Why CityPads

Density drives affordability

Why CityPads

Building housing for people, not cars. Creating more affordable, healthy, and community focused neighborhoods.

Why CityPads

Operating brands, marketing and leasing, and technology enabled property management platforms that make cities better and more convenient.

Why CityPads

About CityPads

Diving deeper into CityPads

CityPads is 81 years of combined real estate investment, development, and management experience.

We’ve collectively completed/currently have under construction:

~100 projects

Totaling 3,500 units

Representing ~$600 million in total value across Chicago, Los Angeles, and the U.S.

Investment, design, development, and operations.

CityPads is a leader and expert in developing density and affordability driven workforce rental housing in great neighborhoods in big cities.

About Us


CityPads Projects

Our Projects

Dedicated to the cause of rental housing investment and development

Andy Ahitow

Principal & Managing Partner

  • Andy is a 25-year real estate veteran and a co-founder of CityPads
  • Currently owns and operates 500 apartment units in Chicago and has developed over 2,000 multifamily units throughout his career
  • Founded and owned Chicago Apartment Finders, an apartment marketing and leasing company, that leased 40,000 units throughout its 13 years. Sold CAF to Coldwell Banker in 2015
  • Developed 1,500 multifamily units alongside Marc Realty, Angelo Gordon, and ASB Capital Management
  • Has raised over $100 Million of equity from high net worth and institutional investors

Sandy Albert

Principal & Managing Partner

  • Sandy is a 16-year real estate development veteran in LA, NYC, & Chicago and is a Principal & Managing Partner at CityPads
  • He was an early employee at Common, the largest density focused & technology driven residential brand in the U.S, which he helped grow into 7 new markets and take from ~200 units to ~8,000 units in 5 years
  • Previously finance & development with Adam America Real Estate (~5,000 units of multifamily & condos) in NYC
  • Also, acquisitions & asset management for Andover Properties, one of the largest private self storage owner/operators in the U.S.
  • He's a 16-year Urban Land Institute member & founding member of the ULI Technology & Real Estate Global Product Council

Daniel Zivin

Principal & Managing Partner

  • Danny is co-founder of CityPads
  • He's a 1987 founding partner of KZF Development in Northbrook, Ill which developed, built, and sold over $375 Million in luxury single-family homes, multifamily townhomes, duplexes and commercial office buildings on Chicago’s North Shore
  • In 2015 sold KZF to focus on multifamily in Chicago
  • Danny has helped lead CityPads in acquiring and developing over 15 projects and ~$124 Million of value