101 Top Illinois Commercial Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Commercial companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Commercial industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Commercial Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Obie

Obie

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Obie is an insurtech startup that offers insurance and risk management for real estate investors.

Cohesion

Cohesion

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Vertically integrated smart building SaaS platform

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Physiq

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Physiq offers its users with a personalized data analytics platform for human physiology.

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Logiwa

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Logiwa is the industry-leading WMS serving retail, e-commerce, wholesale, and 3PL businesses worldwide for over a decade.

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Family Office

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Family Office Trust Company | Private capital creating value via non-traditional partnerships, capital structures, and talent.

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Buildout

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Buildout is an end-to-end solution that provides a marketing platform for commercial real estate.

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Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional services firm, specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management.

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Groundbreaker

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Groundbreaker offers an all-in-one real estate investment software to automate fundraising, investment management, and investor relations.

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Cityzenith

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Cityzenith is a technology startup that provides data visualization platform software and applications for IoT and Smart Cities.

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Mystery Tackle Box

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Mystery Tackle Box is a retail company that deals with fishing products at affordable prices.

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Lendr

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Lendr is a finance company that provides merchant cash advances to small to medium size businesses.

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Enodo

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Enodo is an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate

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Zerv

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Zerv enables a smartphone to open any access controlled door without updating the existing hardware.

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Inland Private Capital

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Inland Private Capital offers replacement properties exchange transactions and multiple-owner real estate investment solutions.

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GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

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Senior Lifestyle

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Senior Lifestyle is a family-owned company that promotes healthy, happy residents through an unmatched level of service.

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Signature Bancorporation

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Signature Bancorporation is a commercial banking company

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The Middleby Corp

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The Middleby Corporation is a provider of the foodservice and food processing equipment industry.

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West Town Bancorp

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West Town Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for West Town Savings Bank

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The Node Chronicles

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Node Chronicles helps young people develop their cultural technology skills in an entertaining and painless way.

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Apartments.com

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Apartments.com is an online resource providing information and images of apartments available for rent in U.S. cities.

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First Robinson Financial Corp

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First Robinson Savings Bank, an independent, locally-owned community bank, provides technology services such as online banking and more.

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Brownfield Listings

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Brownfield Listings is a nationwide property marketplace & project workspace for real estate with reuse challenges.

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CNB Bank Shares

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CNB Bank Shares is a Commercial Banking company.

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Zurich American Insurance

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Zurich American Insurance is an international commercial property-casualty insurance provider.

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Illinois National Bank

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Illinois National Bank is a community bank based in Illinois.

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Gorilla Group

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Gorilla Group provides innovative e-commerce solutions for enterprise, B2B, and direct-to-consumer brands.

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Dream Kitchen

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One of the biggest obstacles to starting a food business in Illinois is the high cost of setting up a commercial kitchen.

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CA Ventures, LLC

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CA Ventures is a real estate management firm that focuses on creating and maximizing real estate investment value.

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Parachute Insurance

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Managing weather risks and building climate resilience with parametric insurance

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Route

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Business Management Platform for Facility services industry. Focusing on commercial cleaning vendors first. Digitizing the manual processes

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Neighborhoods.com

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Neighborhoods.com is a Chicago-based online real estate resource.

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CoWorkersLink

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Three year hold period and an estimated IRR of 35%. We are a family owned Chicago full service commercial real estate firm.

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Heitman

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Heitman is a real estate investment management firm.

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First Midwest Group

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First Midwest Group is a dynamic, full service real estate development company, business operator, and global investment firm.

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29th Street Capital

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29th Street Capital operates as a real estate investment and advisory firm.

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Assemble

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Assemble is a company that provides shared office spaces in Chicago, Illinois as it owns private, short-term offices.

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Stan Ventures

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#1 Indo-American White Label SEO Agency

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Realogic

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Realogic is a commercial real estate consulting and software company.

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AFC

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AFC is provider of high temperature and non-stick solutions.

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Oak Street Real Estate Capital

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Oak Street Real Estate Capital is a real estate company that specializes in insurance companies,family offices, and trusts.

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InSite Real Estate

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InSite Real Estate is a real estate firm that acquires, develops, and operates industrial, office, and retail investment properties.

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Zeller Realty Group

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Zeller Realty Group is a growth-oriented commercial real estate firm.

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Clune Construction

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Clune Construction is a large construction company specializing in commercial building.

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Grubb & Ellis

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Grubb & Ellis Company is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate services firms

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Pepper Construction

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Pepper Construction was founded in 1927 by Stanley F. Pepper, whose original vision has inspired nearly a century of growth.

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DWG Holdings

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Leading R&D destination and technology conglomerate of CEE & CIS regions

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Cozzini Bros

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Cozzini Bros is a knife sharpening and rental services company.

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Urban Elevator Service

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Urban Elevator Service is a privately owned, union, independent elevator service contracting firm.

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Skylight Insurance

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Skylight Insurance is an insurance brokerage specializing in commercial and multi-family coverage and risk consulting.

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Belgravia Group Ltd

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Belgravia Realty Group is the premier new construction and resale brokerage in the Chicago area.

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3Discovered

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3Discovered is a commercial-grade market exchange platform for 3D printable designs currently under development.

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Close Concierge

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Close Concierge helps agents grow their business by providing white glove transaction coordination from contract to close

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Radius Innovation & Development

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Radius is a consultancy firm specializing in the healthcare, consumer, commercial equipment and packaging industries.

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Blue Skyre IBE

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Blue Skyre IBE offers corporate real estate and facility management services.

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JLL Income Property Trust

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Institutionally managed REIT that owns and manages a diversified portfolio of office, retail, industrial and apartment properties.

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Kinship Capital

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Kinship Capital is a private commercial real estate firm investing across the United States.

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PropertyGo

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The simple way to apply to the top lenders in commercial real estate.

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CDW Merchants

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CDW Merchants is a designer and manufacturer of 3D visual retail displays and e-commerce gift packaging products

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Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions

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Wastebuilt provides parts, equipment and repair services to the refuse industry and fleet operators across the U.S.

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Halo Business Finance

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Halo Business Finance offer fast & easy business loans and commercial equipment finance.

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Syndicated Equities

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Syndicated Equities is a private real estate investment firm that provides its clients with nationwide access to real estate opportunities.

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Lihtec Funding

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A SaaS-enabled marketplace (SEM) for affordable housing development.

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InCommercial

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InCommercial is a commercial real estate company that offers property management, brokerage, and consulting services.

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Equity Global Management

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Private Equity Real Estate

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Airspace

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Office Management, Office Services, Technology, Data Analytics, Commercial Real Estate

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Cohen Financial

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Cohen Financial is a real estate capital services company.

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TRIZ Engineering Services

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Triz Engineering is a premium engineering service provider

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MacMunnis

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MacMunnis is a global services company offering full lease administration assistance to businesses.

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate

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Whitetail Properties is a real estate company which is created for the sole purpose of bringing together buyers and sellers of hunting.

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SMW Autoblok

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SMW Autoblok is an electro-mechanical actuation flange which is committed to creating the next step in work holding technology.

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Abri Credit Union

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Abri Credit Union is a community based financial institutions based in Romeoville.

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GK Real Estate

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GK Real Estate is a commercial real estate firm specializing in retail and commercial properties.

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The Green Head

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The Green Head is a website that promotes new products for the home and office.

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NAI Hiffman

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NAI Hiffman has many agents and professionals at your service.

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Great Lakes Fire & Safety

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Great Lakes Fire & Safety provides a variety of fire protection services, including sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and hood.

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FRA Trust

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FRA Trust is a consulting firm that provides real estate planning services for various clients.

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CoWorkers LLC

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CoWorkers Wilmette – Another Place to Work

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ClearContract

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ClearContract is securely bringing contract negotiations to the cloud.

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Imperial Crane Service

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Imperial Crane Service is a construction company that provides crane services,crane rent and enhanced technology.

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CREgrow

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CRE experience matters. CREgrow has delivered 100+ commercial real estate websites with custom grid/map and third-party property displays.

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CCIM Institute

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Global leader in commercial real estate education.

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BlueStone Advisors

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National Commercial Insurance Brokerage Firm

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Leasabl

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Leasabl is a marketplace for short-term commercial real estate.

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TEAM Concept Printing and Thermography

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TEAM Concept Printing and Thermography is providing wholesale printing, finishing, and mailing services.

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Vela Insurance Services

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Vela Insurance Services offers unique solutions in underwriting, risk analysis and in-house claims to the wholesale broker network.

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National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries

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National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries proffers commercial data, performance indices, analysis, reporting standard, research

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FGP Atelier

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FGP Atelier is a studio that provides architecture, interior design and urban planning solutions.

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National Corporate Credit

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National Corporate Credit provides term loans and start-up capital along with guidance to help small business grow and succeed.

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iNest Realty

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iNest Realty, a property brokerage firm, focuses on newly-constructed homes and provides consumers with a database of new home builders.

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Avra Properties

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Avra Properties is a real estate development company providing real estate services.

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Pearlmark

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Pearlmark operates as a boutique real estate manager and principal investor.

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Cave Creek Capital

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Cave Creek Capital Partners is a limited liability company formed to acquire mid-size commercial real estate assets.

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Midwest Park Capital

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Midwest Park Capital purchase mobile home communities and mobile home parks and engage in the rehabilitation and resale of assets.

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Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors

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Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors is created to provide a full range of commercial real estate services specifically for office users

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McCarthy Fine Arts

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McCarthy Fine Arts is a fine art and design company.

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Lohman Companies

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Lohman is an Insurance companies has provided health, liability & property insurance, commercial insurance, life insurance, auto insurance.

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Triangle Decorating

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Triangle Decorating Company is a full service commercial painting and decorating company.

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Rauland

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Rauland is in the design and delivery of critical communications, workflow and life-safety solutions for hospitals and education worldwide.

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D.H. Tank Insurance Agency

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D.H. Tank Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency, providing the most comprehensive insurance at the most competitive price.

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Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services

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Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services is an exhibition contractor that works on plumbing, power, lighting and rigging services.

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