President, Founder & Managing Broker
“We don’t disappear after the deal is made.
Instead, we represent the client through the negotiation and legal process, remaining accessible, sticking to the truth and doing what we say.
Education and Accreditation
BS, Business Management, Quincy College
Licensed Broker since June of 1977
Society of Office and Industrial Realtors
Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) 1998 - Present
Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (NICAR) 2010 - Present
2012 REALTOR of the Year from NICAR
Tenant and Owner Representation
Single Story Office
Community Service Organizations
President of the LaSalle Rotary Club in 1984
Dan Cawley received the prestigious SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designation in 1996. Cawley exceeded the required transaction volume and completed seven years creditable experience in the highly specialized field of office and industrial real estate; passed a stringent qualifying written examination; and demonstrated to the Society professional ability, competency, ethical conduct and personal integrity.
Dan was a former Partner and top producer for Phillips Martin Real Estate and was the first Broker in the history of that company from outside the organization to earn a Partnership. The position of Sales Manager was awarded in 1993 when he doubled the company transaction volume through increased market share and his recruiting ability. He remained manager through 1996 when his brokerage activities allowed the hiring of a salaried Sales Manager.
Dan moved to the Chicago area in 1985 and has worked exclusively for office and industrial users and institutional owners where he established a strong reputation as a diligent, honest, straightforward and intuitive broker. His reputation in the local brokerage community is that of a local player, problem solver and deal maker.
Dan worked with his brother and father in the family owned real estate business, Cawley Realty, from 1976- 1985. Dan also formed and was President of the property management division thereby expanding the services of the Company to their clients in order to oversee investment properties brokered by the firm. Cawley Realty assembled land for residential, industrial and retail developments including; build-to-suit for sale or lease, to service the demands of this growing area.