Founded over 25 years ago, Capricorn Real Estate Group is an innovative and forwarding thinking real estate development company committed to enhancing the home experience. From custom single family homes to large scale multi residential projects, CREG builds award winning projects that are both on the leading edge of construction aesthetic and enhance their surrounding neighborhoods. Through CREG's  unique combination of in house experience, from acquisition, design, and finally execution, our clients receive complete expertise in every aspect of their project. 

As a family owned business, CREG truly has passion and dedication to challenge the status quo of design while never compromising the quality or integrity of a project. CREG personally commits to our clients’ vision; exploring creative form, balance, and function. 

Our Team

Tom Petelski

Partner - Construction Manager

Tom oversees all construction operations including new project budgeting and development. Tom spent  over 15 years developing, constructing and renovating Residential Projects in the Chicago and Near North Suburbs .
He has successfully completed and sold over $ 50 million in custom single Family homes, multi-unit residential condo and rental units.

Jola Whipple

Managing Partner
Jola Whipple  launched her career by rehabbing a rental properties in the Wicker Park area and quickly became recognized for her creative designs and unique use of space. She quickly became one of the most prominent developers in Wicker Park and has since transformed and developed single family homes, multi-residential properties, and commercial spaces across the Chicagoland area. In the Volume 12 Number 4 issue of Today’s Chicago Woman, Whipple was named among the 100 Woman Making a Difference. 

 Prior to founding Capricorn Development, Jola studied architecture at the Warsaw Polytechnic Institute , Ecole d’ Architecture de Versailles and at the Architectural Department, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands. In 1989 Whipple received an MFA degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.  

 Jola Whipple is a proud resident of Chicago for over 30 years. She has raised three children and currently lives with her husband and family in Wicker Park.

Gosia Lewandowska

Leasing manager

Gosia directly manages and directs CREG's sales and leasing efforts for its rental portfolio. She is responsible for providing exceptional service to all tenants, property managers and clients. Gosia ensures that all client expectations are met with professionalism and that CREG's goals are directly aligned with the clients goals.

She has 10 years of experience ....


1723 W. Beverly Glenn


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Great News Congratulations to Team! 


 On behalf of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, it is our pleasure to announce that your property is among the 2015 Good Neighbor Award Winners! A list of the 2015 Good Neighbor Award Winning properties is attached. This notice is being sent to the individual who nominated the property as well as to the owner and other parties whose e-mail addresses were provided on the 2015 GNA Nomination form.

2014 Good Neighbor Awards Chicago Association of Realtors


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