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About Us

Focusing on Private Equity Development

Based in South Bend, Indiana with additional offices in Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis, Great Lakes Capital is a Real Estate Development and Private Equity Firm that invests in several core property types including Multifamily, Industrial, Mixed-Use, Flex, Office, Medical and Life Science, and Hotels Properties. Multifamily, Industrial, and Mixed-Use properties remain Great Lakes’ highest growth segments. Since opening its doors in 2005, Great Lakes has successfully invested in billions of dollars of real estate projects and currently enjoys a development pipeline in excess of $923 million. Great Lakes’ seven principals have nearly 170 years of experience and have closed more than $7 billion of commercial real estate investment across all property types, geographies, capital structures, and economic cycles.

Why Great Lakes Capital?

Great Lakes Capital is uniquely positioned to perform every major aspect of real estate development in house. We look to leverage our relationships, market knowledge, and capabilities to work with partners, landowners, municipalities, and tenants looking for real estate solutions. We actively seek build-to-suit, joint venture, restructure, redevelopment, and partnership opportunities. We value aligning our interests with those of our partner-clients. Our professionals work with land planners, architects, engineers, construction experts, capital partners, and others to deliver a seamless development process. This approach provides our partner-clients peace of mind knowing that their interests are being served in a manner that will deliver value as well as successfully meet their strategic and operating objectives.

Real Estate Portfolio

Q1 2024

Assets Under Management
$ 325 B
Total Assets
15 +
Total States
Assets Under Development
$ 550 B


Industrial SF
0 M
Retail SF
90000 K
Multifamily Units
Hospitality Units

Company History

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Martin Huttenlocker

Development Manager

Leveraging 17 years of relationships and extensive background in the commercial real estate industry, Martin provides direct strategic and analytical support as part of the Great Lakes Capital development team. Since joining the firm in 2017 he has performed a hybrid role in asset management and brokerage services within the GLC portfolio. Martin earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri/Columbia and an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago.