From the Desk of Bruce Bossow
Since 2008, we at Premier have been promoting our Select Vendor Program to raise money for the local food pantries. Several businesses that provide essential services related to commercial real estate have graciously donated $200 a year to be a part of that elite group.
Their consistent donations over the years have resulted in over $25,000 going to the local food panties. This cash goes much further than actual food donations, as $1 can buy $4 worth of food from the food depositories. 

Click below to see our select vendors this year:

If you have a business and would like to participate in our Select Vendor Program, please contact me directly for more information.
We are pleased to announce the addition of new broker Tom Traina.  Tom joined Premier Commercial Realty in 2017 to specialize in working with restaurant owners selling or buying businesses and real estate. Tom has 13 years of business brokerage experience, focused in the restaurant industry. He has owned his own business brokerage company (EatZ & Associates) since 2003 and successfully closed over 275 deals since 2010. Tom attributes his success to being able to relate to both the buyer and seller, having bought and sold several restaurants personally.
Warmest Regards,
Bruce Bossow 
Featured Properties
Office Bargain
630 N. Route 31
Crystal Lake
6,872 SF masonry freestanding office building with medical build out. Currently divided into 3 units. 1.19 acre site.

Church & Classrooms 
525 Ada Street
15,500 SF former Evangelical Christian church on 1.67 acres. 225 seat sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen, several classrooms and more.

Bank Owned Industrial
690 Drom Court
16,800 SF pre-engineered steel building on 1 acre. 12-14' ceilings, 5 DIDs (3) 12×18 and (2) 12×12, 1 dock, ample parking and 400 SF office.

640 McHenry Avenue
2,025 SF operating private Montessori school with daycare on .6 acre along busy Rt. 120. Large, fenced playground. Owner retiring. Business and real estate sold as package.

Recently Sold & Leased
1615 Schroeder Lane
8,400 SF
Industrial Warehouse
Heather Schweitzer

422 Wegner Road
4,800 SF
Industrial Building
Joe Billitteri & Joe Heffernan

125 Western Avenue (Rt. 31)
4,000 SF + 1,500 SF
New Construction, 2-Tenant Shopping Center
Leased to American Mattress & Jersey Mike's
Joe Billitteri
10004 N. Main Street (Rt. 12)
2,880 SF
Freestanding Restaurant
Kevin Kaplan & Bruce Kaplan

Retail Retreat & What Local Towns  Should Do About It
By Bruce Kaplan

We have noticed the commercial real estate trade publications reporting trouble in the retail sector of our business.  A June 5, 2017 Crains article talked about "dark clouds blowing into the local shopping center market."
Commercial Real Estate ALERT Report 
Commissioned by the National Association of Realtors

The Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was tasked with the responsibility to produce a report detailing the risks and opportunities in the commercial real estate industry. NAR retained the services of one of the leading research and information companies in the real estate industry, T3 Sixty, Inc. Their findings are published in this study.
Work for Interstate 90, Route 23 Interchange Making Progress
By: Brittany Keeperman

Engineering work on ramps for the proposed Interstate 90 and Route 23 interchange project is 30 percent complete, and Marengo city officials are planning meetings in the next several months to address the project that is expected to bring millions in economic impact to McHenry County.
The Death of Retail?
By:  John McNellis

Some genius has said last rites over retail's empty storefront every day this year, causing even its faithful to wonder if they are fiddling in the Titanic's quartet. Is retail really dead? Will we all be mainlining nothing but Amazon by 2022? Having been in retail development for thirty-five years, I can tell you 2017 has yet to be pretty.

Premier Commercial Realty
 9225 S. IL Route 31 | Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Bruce Bossow, x 12 847-732-3462
Bruce Kaplan, x 20  847-507-1759
Heather Schweitzer, x 15  815-236-9816
Heide Casciaro, x 26 847-774-5660
Joe Billitteri, x 21  847-833-5004
Joe Heffernan, x 18  847-302-5550
Tina Kropke, CCIM, x 14  815-970-0546
Michael Williamson, CCIM, x 25  847-732-0504
Kevin Kaplan, x 13  309-261-0920
Tom Traina, x 29 847-651-3834