Chicago Real Estate Developer

Founded in 1995, CMK Companies is a leading real estate development company that continues to refine living experiences with its award-winning projects. In its relentless pursuit of inspired design for modern living, quality and value, CMK partners with forward-thinking architects and employs leading-edge materials and technologies. CMK’s uncompromising passion for impact and integrity fosters growth and enhancement of the surrounding communities.

Responsible for a completed and active portfolio of more than $3 billion, CMK has been hailed by Chicago magazine as “a company that has made a habit of developing forward-looking, contemporary-styled condominium buildings,” and has garnered numerous awards for their innovative residential developments from the American Institute of Architects and others. With multiple “Distinguished Building” awards from the Chicago, Illinois and National chapters of the AIA, CMK continues to be at the forefront of modern residential design. Remarking on the design-centric developments of CMK, Residential Architect magazine asserted that, “Not since the glory days of Modernism have high design and high-rise housing so often co-existed.”

Our Leadership


Colin Kihnke

Colin Kihnke is the Founder, President and visionary force behind CMK Companies. Colin founded the business in 1995, and his steadfast commitment to the company’s principles has established CMK’s reputation as an innovator, and continues to fuel its award-winning portfolio.


Scott Hoskins

Scott Hoskins joined CMK Companies in 1999 and co-founded CMK Realty with Colin Kihnke in 2000. As President and Managing Broker at CMK Realty, Scott plays a vital role in the company’s model for collaboration. Through his leadership in sales and marketing, he facilitates the seamless integration of all aspects of developing a successful real estate project.

Sarah Bedford

Sarah Bedford joined CMK in 2010. As Chief Financial Officer, she assists in all strategic and tactical matters relating to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, financial modeling and reporting, forecasting needs and the securing of financing.

Prasan Kale

Prasan Kale joined CMK in 2015 and as Director of Development he is responsible for the company’s design, development and construction programs. Prasan also supports potential acquisition and development efforts, furthering CMK’s commitment to visionary and innovative projects.