Selected Lakewest, Inc.
Real Estate

The Foundry-Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL

The Foundry, Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL

Clybourn & North Avenue-Chicago, IL

Clybourn & North Avenue
Chicago, IL


Lakewest, Inc. is a real estate and private equity investment company located in Chicago, Illinois.  Lakewest is an affiliate of Belgravia Group, Ltd., a leading Chicago residential developer, and was initiated by David W. "Buzz" Ruttenberg, founder of Belgravia Group.  The company is operated by Buzz Ruttenberg and Jonathan W. McCulloch.

Lakewest is a developer of retail shopping centers, a purchaser of prime, infill real estate assets, and an investor in other opportunistic business ventures (see below).  Its real estate portfolio includes Midwest retail centers, Lincoln Park mixed-use properties, and multi-family residential properties. Its recent real estate activities include acquisitions of infill Chicago retail centers, four Chicago Loop parking garages, a distressed condominium development in Chicago's West Loop, a student housing complex in San Marcos, Texas, and the creation of a joint venture to provide a first mortgage credit facility to an acquirer of foreclosure auction properties.

With over 60 years of real estate experience in creating unique retail centers, mixed use developments, and residential properties, Lakewest, Inc. and its affiliated companies, including Belgravia Group, Ltd., have built an industry-leading reputation with premium developments in Chicago's most desirable locations.


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Lakewest Venture Partners is an affiliate of Lakewest, Inc.  It is led by Buzz Ruttenberg, David Mann and Jonathan McCulloch and was formed to pursue seed and early stage investment opportunities primarily in Chicago.  Our investments and participation in companies can range from passive $50,000-$100,000 investments to those in excess of $1,000,000 with board involvement.  To learn more about Lakewest Venture Partners, please visit:


To learn more about Lakewest, Inc., please contact:

Jonathan McCulloch
1101 W. Monroe St., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60607