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Illinois Directory of Professional Services for Capital Investment Projects

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The professional service providers in the directory below support business development in Illinois.  Refer also to our global or national Directories directories and the US Great Lakes regional directory.  Explanation below.

Service providers : see how to request a relevant directory listing We welcome reciprocal links from relevant professional service organizations. 

Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Illinois. 

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful to us as background to support your project plans in confidence through our experience and extensive contacts.

Business location consultants Architects / Engineers Construction Banks and Project Finance Government trade promotion
Corporate real estate firms Real Estate Investment Trusts Industrial and Office Developers Tax and Legal Advisors Professional Associations
Angel and Venture Capital Business Incubators / Mentors Research and technology parks Accounting, Advisory Services Business news media
Chamber of Commerce services Convention & Tourism Bureaus Hotels & Conference Centers Residential Real Estate Other Resources


Service Providers : contact us to discuss how to be highlighted here and in other relevant ways
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Illinois Directory of Professional Service Providers
Corporate Real Estate Firms

This section is for convenience to selectively highlight major corporate real estate firms which provide services in Illinois.

See also the global CRE search tool, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

Arthur J. Rogers & Co.  
Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler - Rosemont and Chicago, IL  
Cushman & Wakefield - Rosemont  
Grubb & Ellis, Northbrook IL  
Hilco Real Estate  
HSA Commercial - Chicago  
NAI Hiffman - Chicago, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace     
Trammell Crow  
U.S. Equities Realty - Chicago, office buildings, experience in Brazil, Argentina; also offices in Detroit and Philadelphia  
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)   TEL
Equity Office Properties  
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.  
Corporate Real Estate Developers, Industrial Parks and Office Buildings    
Temporary office space, managed facilities    
Business Location Consultants, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to selectively highlight major firms within Illinois, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services (architects, engineers, design-build construction, plant equipment relocation, etc.).

Architects / Engineers   TEL
DLM Architects - Skokie IL - commercial & industrial, design-build, renovation   847-763-1416
Hanno Weber & Associates - experience includes various projects in Korea  
Project Management    

Hanscomb Faithful & Gould - project management - Chicago 312-655-8510
Construction contractors    
Citadel Group - Krusinski Construction - Oak Brook IL  
A. Epstein & Sons International Inc - Chicago IL  
The Facility Group - Wood Dale IL  
The McShane Companies - Rosemont IL  
Tax and Legal Consultants

This section will be used to highlight major firms within Illinois, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global list of international legal advisors.

Baker & McKenzie
Corporate tax, accounting, audit and related advisory services  - See also the selective global list of tax advisors
Deloitte & Touche LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
American Express Tax & Business Services

RSM McGladrey, Inc. - part of RSM McGladrey Business Services, owned by H&R Block, affiliated with RSM International and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP public accountants in the US

Crowe Chizek & Co. LLP
Grant Thornton LLP
Blackman Kallick
Banks, Project Finance   
This section will be used to highlight contacts relevant to direct investment projects.  Commercial banks, investment banks, etc.
Certified Development Companies - can arrange small company financing of fixed assets, working with the US Small Business Administration and private-sector lenders
Venture Capital - including "angel" investor groups, venture capitalists, mezzanine finance, and other early stage finance and venture capital resources for entrepreneurs in the region
Venture capital firms do not work exclusively with companies in the locations where they are based, but often concentrate on investments within their region.  This makes it easier to look after their investment interests, add value through local networks of business contacts, participate in management as appropriate, and identify relevant opportunities according to their interests.  "Angel" and other early stage investors may be even more narrowly focused on a specific business community or industry specialty to identify good opportunities and closely monitor their risks.
Illinois - Angel investors, venture capital firms, small business investment companies (SBIC), etc.
Business incubators, cluster development initiatives, university research and technology parks
University research, science and technology parks  
National Research Laboratories  
Trade Associations
Refer also to the global list of associations and publishers associated with economic development, or industry resources listed in our Research section
Chamber of Commerce services refer also to the state economic development directory
Government trade promotion and general business support services  
Residential Real Estate - refer also to the global list of relocation resources and contacts for residential real estate
Brokers, developers and local associations for single family and multi-family housing
Rubloff Realty  - TEL (312) 368-5300 - a leader in the Chicago residential real estate market since the 1930's
Developers, major home builders - these sometimes provide useful information about the communities in which they are active, or relevant links
Tourism, Hospitality, Recreation and Business Conventions or Conferences
The tourism and hospitality sector includes hotels, restaurants, recreation, entertainment and business conventions.
General Tourism, Travel, Convention and Meeting Planning Resources
Hotels and conference centers, extended stay executive housing  
Other sources of information  
Business Information, Associations, and Federal Government Services Website
Business news or sponsored media Website  - see also Research sources for article searches
Explanation of the above Illinois Professionals Directory  
The directory above links to many Illinois local and regional professional service providers as an extension of our directory for the larger US Great Lakes region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.  Our regional directories also include economic development organizations and government offices related to this field, such as our Illinois Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

The organizations relevant to this selective directory include :

  •  corporate real estate firms, REIT's, and commercial project developers
  •  architects, engineers, design build, construction and project management firms
  •  business location or "site selection consultants" and incentives consultants
  •  tax and legal professionals
  •  banks, project finance specialists, and venture capitalists
  •  logistics specialists and industrial or office relocation services
  •  human resources specialists - executive search, recruitment, training, etc.
  •  international language specialists - translation services and interpreters
  •  business incubators, university research and technology parks
  •  local trade associations and major conventions or meetings held in the state
  •  residential real estate brokers and developers
  •  convention services, meetings, tourism and hospitality resources for business
  •  federal governmental services, such as for small business support
  •  business news media and promotional media (chambers of commerce, etc.)
This is a "long list" of many firms which may be involved in the planning, development, and ongoing support of business investment projects in their specialties, including the support of foreign direct investment projects (FDI) into the area.  The focus of our work relates to major offices, factories, and distribution centers rather than retail and residential projects.

We provide personal introductory referrals to such contacts and other assistance according to the direct investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve. 

Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for any firm.

Suggestions are welcome, and please report any broken links.  Please let us know how we can improve our capabilities to support your interests.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions (GDI Solutions)

Please contact us for project assistance We develop and maintain working relationships among more economic development organizations, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

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Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

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