Keller Williams Gold Coast Launches Commercial Division

by Chicago Agent

One of the city’s most dynamic real estate offices, Keller Williams Gold Coast has announced the formation of their new commercial division, KW Commercial Metropolitan. Under the direction of Managing Broker Craig Hogan and led by Managing Director Matthew R. Rasche, KW Commercial Metropolitan is committed to providing superior brokerage and advisory services to the Chicago Metropolitan market by going “beyond the transaction.”

Matthew Rasche

Matthew R. Rasche of Keller Williams Gold Coast

“The entire process of buying, selling and leasing commercial real estate has revolved around the transaction. To most in the industry, it is the fundamental principle around which their business is built. Our new endeavor is built on a different principle; going beyond the transaction to develop lasting business relationships” says Mr. Rasche.

The Keller Williams Gold Coast office, along with the other three Keller Williams City offices, is privately held and debt free. “Our franchise model has a very strict lead with revenue philosophy which we follow. This has enabled us to launch a new division at a time when many other firms are closing their doors” says Hogan. “Our owner, Bill O’Kane, understands that while this is a challenging commercial market, it is the right time to fund growth. Both buyers and sellers need trusted advisors who can help guide them through these turbulent times” added Rasche.

With a key group of brokers already in place, KW Commercial Metropolitan plans to aggressively expand in 2011 focusing on retail, office, multi-family, industrial and investment real estate. The launch team led by Rasche includes veteran broker Jose Hernandez, Chuck Shea, former COO of Abbell Credit, Jack Quill, former senior corporate executive and business owner and Sean Brady who previously specialized in investments and 1031 exchange properties completing over $111,000,000.00 in NNN real estate transactions nationwide.

“Even in a distressed market there are tremendous opportunities in commercial real estate” explains Rasche. “We want to get the message out to investors that there are ways to successfully diversify their investments, create consistent cash returns and realize significant tax deferral benefit through the use of tools such as 1031 exchanges and self-directed IRAs.”

For more information please visit www.KWCmetropolitan.com or contact Matthew R. Rasche directly at 312.544.9490 or by e-mail at M.Rasche@KWCmetropolitan.com. KW Commercial Metropolitan is located at Keller Williams Gold Coast, 676 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3010, Chicago, Ill., 60611.

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  • Great to see the addition of KW Commercial here! It goes to show that the KW business model not only works in every economy, but in both residential and commercial markets. Welcome!

  • Joe Hollendonner says:

    I have worked with Matthew for a few years now in building my personal portfolio of investment real estate. He is one of only a few real estate professionals I have ever known who genuinely understands investment real estate and creative ways to acquire it. Matthew is my first and only choice to represent me in any trasaction.

  • Craig Hogan says:

    Thanks for the great comments. We are very excited to have this group of commercial brokers lead this new endeavor. We have big plans for this year!

  • This is amazing. Congrats.

  • The commercial division allows me, as a residential agent, to provide that extra service for my business-owner clients and others who have commercial real estate needs. Very pleased to have such experienced and accomplished commercial agents to turn to.

  • Ron Wexler says:

    Once again the Keller Williams Gold Coast office leads the way. Top Agents Nationwide have found a great place in the city to make their goals come true.

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