What started as a single flip in Chicago, Il in 2009 has blossomed into over 20 real estate transactions in the Chicagoland area and its surrounding suburbs. These properties are owned by Kiko's Properties, a real estate firm with a unique (and expanding) model. Whats more remarkable than the speed in which Kiko's Properties has achieved its development success is the manner in which they've achieved it. Kiko's Properties approaches development holistically. When we purchases a home, the seller can get cash and equity in its fund which is then reinvested in the neighborhood. It’s an attempt to recognize the residents that have lived in the neighborhood long before Kiko's Properties came to town. Should real estate values increase, the neighbors and not just the developers, benefit in a tangible way. While investing in the Chicagoland area has been great, Kiko's Properties is looking to branch out and create, establish and help transform new neighborhoods in the tristate area. Since their launch, Kiko's Properties has shown that neighborhood investment -- with neighborhood input -- is good investing.