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Founded in 1922, Skilken Gold is one of the industry’s oldest, most respected real estate development companies—which means, we have the knowledge and wisdom to help your business grow.

Working with you as a truly collaborative partner, we navigate the complexity of your real estate development—quickly and seamlessly. We compress timelines, without compromising quality. We reduce costs, so you meet your financial objectives.

And with the best site-selection services in the business, we secure just the right locations to achieve your market penetration goals. Even in markets that are supply constrained.

We Not Only

Develop Real Estate, We

Build Brands.

Specializing in the QSR, Grocery, Convenience & Fuel and Healthcare industries, Skilken Gold works with some of North America’s biggest company names. In fact, some of our client relationships are more than 70-years strong.


Build to Suit

or Fee for Service?

We're Flexible

No matter how we work with you, we deliver forward-thinking, end-to-end solutions that will optimize your expansion in growth markets nationwide. From site selection, entitlements and zoning through construction and final close out, you’ll be impressed with our relentless commitment to flawless execution—project after project, time and again.


News. We’re Making Headlines.

As seen in:  Total Retail

3 Ways Malls and Retailers Can Win With Diverse Shopping Experiences

Mall tenants stand at a turning point in the retail industry: evolve and thrive, or stand to be replaced with a quicker shopping experience online. While The Wall Street Journal...

As seen in:  Authority Magazine

The Future of Retail Over The Next Five Years

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Gold, CEO of Skilken Gold, a national real estate developer. Gold is recognized as an innovative leader in business and real estate development,...

As seen in:  Convenience Store News

Should the Convenience Channel Be Worried about Amazon Go’s Expansion?

Amazon has chosen a pair of promising locations in Chicago for expansion of Amazon Go. NATIONAL REPORT — Amazon continues to be a disruptor in the ecommerce world, and is...

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