Cawley In The News

Cawley Chicago Broadens Scope and Capabilities of Its Capital Markets Platform, Adds Mike Harvey, JJ Bliss and Robert Dixon

Posted by Jessica Polito on Nov 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (November 20, 2018)—Cawley Chicago has announced the appointment of Mike Harvey, Senior Vice President; JJ Bliss, Senior Vice President; and Robert Dixon, Senior Vice President, as the firm continues to build a competitive and comprehensive commercial real estate services platform for its clients.

With the addition of these experienced professionals, Cawley Chicago expands its capital markets brokerage capabilities and formally introduces its ability to provide creative financing services, including debt and equity placement.

“Adding of Mike Harvey, JJ Bliss and Robert Dixon continues the building and refining of a comprehensive, first class platform for clients and prospective clients of Cawley Chicago,” said Dan Cawley, President, Cawley Chicago. “In the last year we’ve added key brokers, services and a downtown office to make us even more competitive than before.”

In joining Cawley Chicago, Mike Harvey will continue his focus on executing disposition strategies for office investment properties located in downtown Chicago and throughout its surrounding suburban markets. He will draw on more than 15 years of capital markets experience for both leased properties and redevelopment opportunities. Harvey’s success in the capital markets arena is based, in part, on drawing from his diverse experience in management and business consulting, brokerage, architectural design and construction.

Before joining Cawley Chicago, Harvey was Vice President of Investments for Spectrum Real Estate focusing on commercial office buildings for direct purchase by Spectrum and disposition to private equity investors.  Previously he was a real estate investment broker for Marcus & Millichap specializing in downtown Chicago class B and C office properties, as well as repositioning and redevelopment of underperforming sites. 

Representative transactions completed by Harvey include: 168 N Michigan Ave., a 74,000 square foot redevelopment project; 441 W Huron Street, a 45,000-square-foot redevelopment project; 223 W Erie Street, a 69,000 square foot property; and 230 E Ohio Street, a 75,000-square-foot property.

The addition of JJ Bliss and Robert Dixon help to further round out the service capabilities now offered by Cawley Chicago including the expertise and ability to leverage the optimal mix of debt and equity sources at all levels of the capital stack for both new acquisitions and existing investments.

According to Bliss, the Capital Markets group can help clients secure sources of capital—conventional funding, bridge loans, etc.—for acquisitions, build-to-suits, new construction—this could range from funding for acquisition. 

Bliss brings approximately 8 years of commercial real estate experience to his position as Senior Vice President to Cawley Chicago. Before joining Cawley, Bliss and Dixon formed and operated BD Capital to help clients secure capital for myriad types of real estate transactions. They have been involved in projects and transactions that include acquisitions, development, redevelopment and tenant improvement projects, among others, across a diverse mix of product types, including office, industrial, multifamily and senior housing properties.

Previously, before co-founding BD Capital, Bliss worked with Xceligent, a competitor to Costar and a first generation Commercial Real Estate Data company. Prior to forming BD Capital, Dixon was an independent title agent and ran his own commercial finance company. 

During their careers, including their time working together at BD Capital, Bliss and Dixon have completed representative debt and equity transactions that include:  a 53,000-square-foot Industrial building in Milwaukee, and a $21 million loan for a 130-unit multifamily project located in Racine, and a senior housing community in Florida. To date in 2018 the team has closed 15 deals encompassing the financing of 30 properties across the US, in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Georgia, Arizona, New York and Florida.

About Cawley Chicago

Cawley Chicago is suburban Chicago's dominant submarket specialist in commercial real estate; specializing in leasing, sales, investment disposition/acquisition, consulting and asset/property management. Cawley Chicago helps business and property owners understand and create value. Founded in 1998, the firm has completed transactions totaling over $1 billion.

As seen in: REJournals 

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Topics: CRE, REJournals, CawleyChicago, Capital Markets

Cawley Chicago Office Team brings three buildings to market for sale

Posted by Jessica Polito on Nov 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM


Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (November 6, 2018)— The Cawley Chicago Office team continues to expand its capital markets expertise with three additional properties for sale located in the western suburbs.

The new listings offer a total of +170K SF available for sale. In Downers Grove, 1430 Branding Lane with a ±71,552 SF value add class B office building. Greenbriar Medical Office, a value-add medical office building located at 6800 Main Street in Downers Grove, which has been recently updated and is ±41,984 SF. 2021 Midwest Road, Oak Brook is a ±55,993 SF unique user opportunity in a tight submarket, which offers access to multiple amenities plus easy entrance to I-88, I-294, and I-355.

Click here to learn more about our available listings. 

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Topics: Brokers, CawleyChicago, Office, Real Estate, office real estate, oak brook, downers grove, for sale

Michael McKiernan Speaks at 15th Annual Transportation & Logistics Conference

Posted by Jessica Polito on Oct 30, 2018 2:10:00 PM

REJournals covered the 15th annual Transportation & Logisitcs conference this past Friday and our very own, Michael McKiernan represented Cawley Chicago as a moderator for the first panel. The topic of discussion was geared towards the state of the market for transportation and logistics related real estate.

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Topics: CawleyChicago, Transportation & Logistics Conference, industrial real estate, CRE, REJournals, oak brook

& The Leasing Continues...Closing deals quickly at the O'Hare Offices

Posted by Jessica Polito on Oct 25, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Cawley Chicago is pleased to announce the following completed deals at O'Hare Offices

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Topics: office leasing, done deals, Brokers, leasing, Office, office real estate

Cawley Chicago Leases 65,000 SF at O'Hare Offices

Posted by Dan Cawley on Oct 22, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (October 22, 2018)— Cawley Chicago has facilitated twelve deals for over 65,000 square feet of in 2018.  Located at the hub of commerce, transportation and entertainment, location is the cornerstone of O’Hare Offices, providing immediate access to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicagoland’s expressway system and CTA services (all just 18 miles NW of downtown Chicago). 

Housed on a 28-acre campus, and adjacent to Lake Opeka and its recreational benefits, three five-story buildings offer unparalleled technological, sustainable and lifestyle amenities, delivering tenants with the extras they need to flourish professionally and personally.  Representing 450,000 of square feet of office space, O’Hare Offices professional, on-site management team anticipates and adapts to the business needs of its tenants, providing those with an O’Hare Offices address the highest level of service and value.

For more information, please contact
Tony Russo or Ryan Freed.


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Topics: Brokers, CawleyChicago, Office, O'Hare, Real Estate, office real estate

Rawly Lantz Receives Society Of Industrial And Office Realtors® (SIOR) Honors

Posted by Dan Cawley on Oct 17, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (October 15, 2018)— Cawley Chicago announces that Principal, Rawly Lantz  has recently been granted the prestigious honor of an SIOR designation. As an office specialist, Lantz joins a group only 3,100 other members worldwide in October of 2018. The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® is the leading global professional and industrial real estate association. It represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

On behalf of Cawley Chicago, we would like to congratulate Rawly and all the other recent recipients!

Seen in: REJournals

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Topics: Awards, Brokers, Industrial, SIOR, CawleyChicago

Josh Hearne Represents Dayton Street Partners in Alsip Transaction

Posted by Dan Cawley on Oct 5, 2018 1:30:38 PM
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Topics: done deals, industrial real estate, Industrial, aquisition, REIT, distribution

Cawley Client Appreciation Party 2018

Posted by Dan Cawley on Sep 20, 2018 2:13:00 PM


 A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our clients!

It was our honor to celebrate you and the relationship we have built over the past 20 years.

Cheers to continued success, trust and confidence in us!


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Topics: chicago, Industrial, Office, leasing, property management, aquisition, REIT, Brokers, tenant representation, Cawley Events, Client Appreciation

Leasing Spaces Left & Right...Closing deals quickly at the O'Hare Offices

Posted by Dan Cawley on Sep 12, 2018 10:31:20 AM

Cawley Chicago is pleased to announce the following completed deals at O'Hare Offices

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Topics: office leasing, done deals, Brokers, leasing, Office, office real estate

Brennan Completes Multiple Transactions in Fox Valley

Posted by Dan Cawley on Sep 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Address: 1200 Douglas Rd, Batavia
Asset Size: 137,500 SF
Representation: Tenant
Tenant: Cast Aluminum Solutions

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Topics: chicagoland, tenant representation, industrial real estate, disposition, Industrial, Manufacturing, Asset Representation