Urban Development Is Our Passion


"The goal is to balance financial performance with great design, community needs, and sustainable practices. Everyone wins."

Nicholas Stocking is a real estate developer and designer with a passion for building in dynamic neighborhoods. He brings expert knowledge in all facets of urban mixed use development. 

Nicholas brings over 20 years of design and development experience with Stocking Urban and as a partner with Centrum Properties. He has led the acquisition and development of large-scale urban infill projects, from concept to launch to completion. This includes design, branding, marketing, structured finance, legal, zoning, construction and disposition. He has built or converted over 3,000 residential units and over 1,000,000 square feet of retail, office and industrial space. Nick has also purchased, renovated, and sold multiple 3 flat rental buildings in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Brooklyn, NY.

Nicholas also founded Design Cloud, a branding and interactive design firm, shared coworking space and art gallery where design, art and technology converged in the West Loop. He holds design certificates from Archeworks and RISD, along with a business degree from UW-Madison. This passion and deep experience in design and development gives Nick a unique advantage when envisioning new uses for Chicago real estate.