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Frank Melchert, SIOR


Education and Accreditation

    Bachelor Degree in Business Western Illinois University


    Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)

    Chicago Midwest Meat Association (CMMA)

Representative Expertise

    Tenant Representation

    Exclusive Agency Services

    Lease Negotiations

    Acquisition and Development


    Chicago Meat Authority

    Northern Container Group

    Best Diamond Plastics

    Best Croutons

    ARES Capital

    CGI Manufacturing

    PanHellenic Scholarship Fund

    Orr & Orr Transportation

    Recycle Tech Solutions

Frank Melchert joined Cawley Chicago as Executive Vice President in 2018 bringing over 12 years of industrial brokerage experience to the firm. Prior to Cawley Chicago, Frank began his career at Grubb & Ellis in 2006 as part of their Chicago Industrial Brokerage team. He later joined start-up company NelsonHill, LLC in 2012 to help build their brand. As a respected member of the indus- trial brokerage community, Frank has established strong relationships with businesses and city representatives in Chicago. Understanding the complex needs of his client’s operations and real estate, has enabled Frank to produce results, increasing company efficiencies and profitability.

Working with Fortune 500 Companies and local entrepreneurs alike, Mr. Melchert has completed numerous industrial transactions, ranging from portfolio sales, site selection, property brokerage and real estate consulting.

As a member of the Cawley Chicago team, Frank exemplifies the company mission, striving to create make a difference in peoples’ lives professionally and personally through creating integrity-based relationships. He works with tenants and landlords helping them optimize their operations by integrating real estate as a means to increase their profitability. Clients looking to take advantage of municipal incentives depend on Mr. Melchert’s network and expertise in order to reduce their costs in a competitive marketplace. These incentive programs include SBA Loans, SBIF, Illinois EDGE, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF).