Some of the 20 confirmed targeted properties:
Five residential buildings on Wilton Avenue, including a 14-unit condo building built seven years ago. Condos in the building are worth at least $300,000 each, according to assessor’s office. Others start at $424,000 and climb to more than $600,000.
The historic Vautravers building, 947-949 W. Newport Ave.
3406 N. Sheffield. The commercial building started filing for renovation permits last June, according to public records. Owners bought the building in 2012 for $1.6 million and took out a $2.1 million mortgage last July. Renovations, including a total rebuild of three storefronts, were estimated to cost at least $253,000, according to building permits. The restoration is about halfway done, and part of the building is already leased out.