April 2014                                                                           www.SIORChicago.com 











As a design/build general contractor for over 35 years, we have had the opportunity to contribute to the evolving real estate landscape of Metro Chicago. We specialize in all aspects of industrial redevelopment, tenant improvements, institutional food construction and new distribution facilities. Keeley is not just another general contractor. We take pride in knowing that our projects are built by the best. Our full-service capabilities are matched by a unique propensity for identifying and utilizing the construction techniques and talent necessary to make real estate deals happen.


We have broken ground on a 140,000 SF Office/Warehouse building located in Des Plaines, IL.   Keeley partnered with Brennan Investment Group on this new construction project that will be complete in December 2014




 Northern Builders, Inc. is a full-service development, construction, and real estate company specializing in design-build facilities for distribution, manufacturing, food process, cold storage, office, medical office, retail, sports, recreation and entertainment.


Established in 1927,
Northern has participated in the design, development, and construction of over 60 million square feet of industrial, office and retail properties with clients ranging from emerging businesses to Fortune 50 companies.


As a privately-owned company, Northern distinguishes itself through aggressive deal structures.  Further, its full service structure allows Northern to efficiently and economically manage every aspect of a project and provide a single-source of responsibility to the client.


Northern Builders would like to thank the SIOR leadership and its members for their partnership and unmatched ability to develop business and add value with the highest level of professionalism.















MTI Construction Services, LLC is a design/build general contractor and a professional construction management firm in its 102nd year of business.  MTI has earned its reputation during the last 34 years by specializing in providing high quality, cost-effective and responsible solutions for complex and diverse design and construction opportunities.  MTI's experience is vast and diversified, having done projects that include; office, production, manufacturing, warehouse, distribution, municipal, public safety and county forest preserve facilities.


Recent projects include a new 105,000 SF Operations & Public Safety facility in Lindenhurst and an 18,500 SF addition and renovation project of the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago (both for the Lake County Forest Preserve District), a new 36,342 SF LEED Gold Certified police facility for the Village of Franklin Park and a 16,000 SF addition and renovation fire station project for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District in St. Charles.  MTI is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the SIOR Chicago Chapter.    





Dear SIOR Chicago Members:

Happy Spring!  It is going to be an exciting year at SIOR Chicago, as we have many great events planned!!


The spring national conference will be held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas from April 22-25, and will feature many educational and networking opportunities.


I am excited to announce that our May 27th meeting will be a joint event with AIRE, and Bruce Rauner will be our guest speaker. This will be a lunch meeting at the Rosewood, and seating will be limited so please be sure to register early.


The annual golf outing will be held at Cantigny on Thursday, July 24th.


A new Midwest regional event is being planned from Noon on Thursday, 9/25 to Noon on Friday, 9/26 in Grand Rapids, MI.  This event will promote networking amongst SIOR members in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Illinois.  More information will follow as the plans develop further.


Many thanks to our Platinum Sponsors for their continued support!  Business has picked up, and that means there will be more opportunities to work with our Platinums and other SIOR members.  Please remember to submit your Member to Member Transactions to National by clicking here and log into

My SIOR. Reporting your transactions is another great resource for exposure, staying connected and increasing your opportunity for more business. 


Please let me know if you have any suggestions, and I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.


Best regards,


Elise Couston, SIOR
Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide



Elise A. Couston, SIOR

Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide


















April 22-25
Spring World Conference
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas


Tuesday, May 27th



Rosewood Restaurant | Rosemont, IL

11:00am Registration - 12:00pm Lunch
Come meet Bruce Rauner, Illinois candidate for Governor


SIOR Presents 12th Annual  

Chapter Awards   


The Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® recently presented the Twelfth Annual Chapter Awards. The awards were developed to recognize those SIORs and Platinum Sponsors for their particularly outstanding achievements throughout the past year as well as commend those that are committed to helping other SIORs reach their goals. In 2013 SIOR designees completed over 31 million square feet of transactions, including 283 acres of land and totaling over $666 million dollars with other SIOR's and Platinum Sponsors.  


Front row:

Ryan Stoller (KTR Capital Partners), Jim Neswold (Prologis), Steven Podolsky, SIOR, (Podolsky/Circle CORFAC International), Joyce Slone, SIOR (Slone Commercial), John Huguenard, SIOR, (Jones Lang LaSalle), Dan Fogerty (Conor Commercial Real Estate) and Curt Stanton, SIOR (Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide).  


Back row:

Marty Edmondson (KTR Capital Partners), Carter Andrus (ProLogis), Ron Behm, SIOR (Colliers International), Jack Rosenberg, SIOR (Colliers International), Roy Splansky, SIOR, 2014 SIOR Chicago Chapter Vice President (Venture One Real Estate) and Aaron Rosdal (Prologis).  


Not pictured:

Trevor Ragsdale, SIOR (Jones Lang LaSalle), Dominic Carbonari, SIOR (Jones Lang LaSalle) Brian Netzky, SIOR (Interstate Tenant Advisors LLC, Chris Porter, SIOR, (Cushman & Wakefield of IL) and David Lasser, SIOR (Commercial In-Sites).



Chicago SIORs Host Spring
Meet & Greet


The Chicago Chapter of SIOR recently held its Chicago Spring Meet & Greet on March 18th at Carlucci's Restaurant in Rosemont. Pictured: Jim Planey, SIOR of Lee & Associates and Colt Landreth of Plaza Property Advisors, who sponsored the event.    

 Gearing Up For The 2014  

Trunk Scholarship!  



We hope you've made room in your 2014 budget for your $500 Trunk Scholarship donation that will allow your firm to participate alongside other SIOR Chapter members and firms in support our annual Ada S. McKinley Trunk Scholarship Drive.  Each year, our support has grown beginning with our initial donation of 5 trunks in 2011; 15 trunks in 2012; 16 trunks in 2013 and a goal of 20 trunks in 2014.  Our goal is achievable with your generosity and foresight in budgeting for this donation in 2014.   
A heartfelt "Thank You" to all who have supported our efforts in the past. Watch for donation forms to arrive in your inbox in the very near future.


Elise Couston, SIOR
Roy Splansky, SIOR
Vice President
Larry Johnson, SIOR
Adam Roth, SIOR, CCIM
Dan Smolensky, SIOR
Director at Large
David Liebman, SIOR
Past President
Joanne Works
Executive Director

SIOR Chicago Chapter | | jworks@integrated-solutions.com | http://www.SIORChicago.org
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Wheaton, IL 60187

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