Original post: NewsTrib.com 1.25.17 | Re-post Cawley Chicago 1.30.17
Amazon is not a small company. It employs 270,000 workers and grosses more than $100 billion annually. Yet the electronic commerce company doesn’t need much real estate. Even in Chicago, its office needs are modest.
That’s where Dan Cawley comes in.
The La Salle native, now a resident of Burr Ridge, built a boutique business helping small-sized and mid-sized companies — and, like Amazon, big ones that don’t need much square footage — identify real estate options in and around the Windy City.
Chicago has big real estate firms that help America’s corporate giants like Sears and Wal-Mart with their real estate needs; but Cawley has prospered by extending real estate options to companies you won’t necessarily find among the Fortune 500.
“The niche that we try to provide is that not every company is a Sears or a Wal-Mart,” Cawley said. “There are a lot of small- and medium-sized companies and we try to provide the same services as the big guys provide. We try to structure a deal that makes both sides happy.”