Smithfield Properties, LLC is a Chicago-based real estate development company now also with offices in Phoenix. The firm’s real estate experience includes award winning residential high-rise condominiums, retail shopping centers, townhouses, industrial projects, student housing and high rise mixed use projects. Recent notable Chicago projects include, 30 West Oak, Joffrey Tower, Erie on the Park, Kingsbury on the Park, SoNo West condominiums, and Sono East apartments.


CA Residential invests, acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages premier apartment communities in desirable, high barrier-to-entry urban markets, select suburban markets and under served niche markets nationwide. Great care is taken to develop residential communities of the highest quality design, building materials, construction, and amenities in the most desirable locations. With our vast knowledge and extensive experience, we’re able to create a standard of living unlike any other. While our investors yield above market returns, our discerning residents benefit from the latest in contemporary urban living.


Adam Berkelhamer has enjoyed a 17 year career working domestically and internationally on award winning projects ranging from the largest roof structure in Europe (Liege-Guillemins TGV) to a class A residential tower in Chicago (30 West Oak). Berkelhamer's expertise also includes designing and remodeling smaller scale residential projects. Regardless of size or program, he takes pleasure in tackling each building's unique design challenges.

Prior to founding Berkelhamer Architects, he was associated with highly respected architecture firms. As a Principal at Booth Hansen, he led the design effort for The Joffrey Tower, 30 West Oak and Sono West. He also worked directly with internationally famous Architect Santiago Calatrava in his Swiss office assisting with the execution of several European high speed rail stations and bridges.

Berkelhamer is NCARB certified, a member of the American Institute of Architects and a Registered Architect.