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Kinzie Builders Completes Construction of Luxury Rental Building Avere on Duane in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

July 2, 2021

Kinzie Builders announced today it has completed construction of Avere on Duane, a $15 million four-story, 48-unit luxury rental building by REVA Development Partners in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Ill. Avere on Duane welcomed its first residents this month.

“Developers of luxury rental buildings, like Avere on Duane, have continued to keep our firm very busy in suburban markets throughout the Chicago area,” said Steve Spinell, principal of Kinzie Builders. “It’s not only buyers who have turned their attention to the suburbs during the pandemic, but also renters – they are both looking for more space and access to the outdoors. And though this trend accelerated in the last year, savvy developers like REVA saw an increased interest in suburban living long before COVID-19, which is why we’re seeing completions on these types of buildings just in time to meet heated demand this year.”

Floor plans at Avere on Duane include features like private outdoor space, bedrooms located at opposite ends of the home for separation, dens or sitting rooms for leisure or office space, and in-unit laundry. Apartments range from 868 to 1,615 square feet and offer one-bedroom up to two-bedrooms-plus-den layouts. Upscale finishes include quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and center islands in the kitchens; quartz countertops in the baths; and luxury plank flooring with 9-foot ceilings throughout the main living spaces and bedrooms. In-unit technology includes high-speed internet access, Latch keyless entry and Ecobee programmable smart thermostats.

On-site amenities serve as an extension of the residences and are focused on comfort and convenience, including a community room with a kitchen and lounge, dog washing station, bike storage, heated indoor parking, a secure package room, and a small private park with a pergola and seating.

Avere on Duane was constructed on six lots covering 1.18 acres that were previously occupied by single-family homes, requiring soil stabilization to prepare for the additional weight of the new multifamily structure. The podium-style building includes an underground precast parking garage, heated by hydronic radiant tubes in the slab, and four stories of wood frame residential above deck. An additional exterior parking lot features permeable pavers for optimal drainage, enhancing the upgraded style of the building’s exterior. This marks the fifth project Kinzie Builders has completed for REVA Development Partners.

Located in the heart of downtown Glen Ellyn, Avere on Duane puts residents steps away from neighborhood offerings like shops, restaurants, the public library, Metra station, and walking and bike trails on the Illinois Prairie Path.

“Suburban downtowns have captured the interest of a range of residents, from empty-nesters to millennials, and village officials, neighborhood groups and the developers who work with them have been very sensitive to the need to build to high-quality standards – both in terms of construction materials and architecture style – so they fit into their surroundings in terms of scale and aesthetics,” said Spinell. “We’ve completed several suburban projects that adhere to these criteria with REVA and other developers within the past few years, all of which have leased up quickly and continue to thrive.”

Serving as architect for Avere on Duane was BSB Design, Inc. with other project partners consisting of RTM & Associates Engineering Consultants, LETech Inc., Pierce Engineering, Loren Stanton Design, Haeger Engineering and Lakota Group.

About Kinzie Builders

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021, Kinzie Builders is a general contracting company that specializes in the planning, designing and building of both residential and commercial real estate developments in the Chicagoland area. Creative Strategies, Integrated Solutions, Proven Results. For more information, visit


Kinzie Builders recently completed construction of Avere on Duane, a 48-unit luxury apartment development in downtown Glen Ellyn, Ill., by developer and owner REVA Development Partners.


Residences at Avere on Duane range from one-bed/one-bath to two-bed/two baths plus den and feature upscale finishes in the kitchens and baths.


The community room at Avere on Duane serves as an extension of the residents’ private living spaces with lounge seating, a dining area and chef’s kitchen.