MarketPro was established in 1999 as an Illinois Corporation. Effective May 2006 we are WBE Certified (Women Business Enterprise).
MarketPro, Inc. is a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Property Management and Consulting Firm. Our key strengths are 45 years of cumulative Commercial Real Estate experience, including property management, property accounting, property and cor-porate lease administration and due diligence.
Our Mission is to provide innovative, practical, top-quality products and services that save time and improve the functions of property management, lease administration and due diligence. Our first responsibility is to the property managers, owners and brokers who use our products and services. In carrying out our day-to-day business we strive to:
- Treat our employees with respect in a motivational environment
- Follow the philosophy that our clients are our number one priority
- Be considered the real estate solution in the market
Through a long-term commitment to this mission, we will be known as a company that is the “right hand” of property managers, owners and brokers . Our customers, vendors, and employees see MarketPro as offering the most effective and efficient solutions to their needs.
Jill, thanks so much for your help. MarkePro is awesome!
The John Buck Company
Jill Piunti of MarketPro is one of the most professional people I have ever dealt with in the Real Estate Industry. She will do whatever it takes to satisfy her clients.
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (Illinois) L.P.
To Whom It May Concern:
As a resident and member of The Board of 199 East Lake Shore Drive, I highly recommend MarketPro Consulting as the successor to your planned change in building management. We previously had Sudler Management as Building Managers and had continuous problems in every building management capacity. They were nonattentive, undependable, lax and inaccurate on a continual basis.
Since we made the change to MarketPro Consulting, our building has improved considerably. We have gone through major construction activities, our accounting has been brought current and the many other previous problems have been resolved.
Jill Piunti is able to satisfy the many demands made by some of our more difficult fellow residents, which we know, can be a problem. She has instilled a cooperative and happy relationship among and with the building employees resulting in very cooperative attitudes.
President & CEO The Nardi Group
(Former Chairman of the Board, Prime Realty Group)
To Whom It May Concern:
I was Board President at 199 East Lake Shore Drive when MarketPro was hired. Our building needed a great deal of professional help, as the previous Management Company had been amazingly derelict in their job.
MarketPro, lead by Jill Piunti, was unfailingly responsive to our unusual and immediate needs. They literally had to recreate accounting records. No task was too daunting for them to tackle.
Once they solved the big problems they have continued on running our building in a professional manner. I can recommend MarketPro without qualification.
Donald A. King Jr.
Founder & Chairman RREEF
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Jim Kiley and I am the President of the Board of Directors at 199 East Lake Shore Drive. We have had several management teams work in our coop over the last 12 years. I can say without fear of contradiction that MarketPro is by far the finest group of professionals we have ever employed.
MarketPro took over from a very well known firm in Chicago and turned an ongoing disaster into an extremely well managed and effective operation. MarketPro untangled a bookkeeping nightmare and fought and won refunds for all of our shareholders. We now have professional financial management that is second to none.
MarketPro has done an excellent job on all of our capital projects which have included rebuilding our elevators, replacing 11 floors of Terra Cotta, replacing the roof, rebuilding our fire escapes and totally upgrading our garages and driveways.
More importantly is the way MarketPro has taken a number of good employees and turned them into a first rate team dedicated to the well being of our shareholders. Jill and the rest of the MarketPro team have done a spectacular job of making our employees feel that they are pat of a family that all works together to make 199 a better place.
I can recommend MarketPro without hesitation.
I find MarketPro to one of the most professional and thorough firms that I work with. Presently our firm insured over 400-condominium association in Chicago and work with 40 to 50 property management firms.
MarketPro and Jill continually monitor your insurance program through requirement and review of certificates of insurance from subcontractors that work at your location. This has been very apparent during your recent structural renovation.
Payments for your insurance premiums are always made on a timely basis. They are made within the required 30-day period. In addition, MarketPro audits the invoices to verify they correspond to the premiums shown on the insurance policy and they also compare that to what is quoted. When we are quoting the renewal pollicies MarketPro requires that we approach several markets on behalf of the Association. This paid huge dividends this pas year when we were able to find a carrier that wrote a package policy with significantly more coverage while saving the association several thousand dollars. During this renewal process MarketPro performed a thorough evaluation to be certain that the proposed coverage was adequate, provided by a stable carrier and written at an acceptable premium.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
John Gasienica, CPCU
To Whom It May Concern:
We are pleased to take this opportunity to endorse our relationship with MarketPro Inc. Quality Fire Protection Consultants, Inc. has been assisting property managers and owners and managers with high-rise evacuation procedures since 1983.
Our experience with one of the buildings managed by MarketPro Inc. is a unique one. The building itself presented MarketPro with many challenges. Early on, and before the City of Chicago enacted its LSE policy and deadlines MarketPro was aware of safety measure that should be addressed. MarketPro sought our advice, and took seriously any recommendations we made. These recommendations were promptly brought to the board and acted upon quickly. This promptness shows us that MarketPro takes seriously the value of safety and the value of 3rd party liability in protecting both the occupants of the building, and the assets of the building owners.
I believe it may be the experience of MarketPro management at buildings like the Sears Tower which prompts the seriousness and due diligence we have seen here.
Michael G. McMahon
Quality Fire Protection, Inc.
First Methodist Church Aid Society ,
Market Pro was recently engaged by the United Methodist Church Aid Society to facilitate the search for a Property Management and Leasing Agent for their property located at 77 West Washington. The Chicago Temple Church Building totals approximately 230,000 sf consisting of approximately 137 tenants. In addition, there is approximately 60,000 sf of Church area. This 22 story high rise also includes a seven level octagonal penthouse capped with a decorative spire.
Market Pro quickly determined the Owner's Key Objectives and then created the Request For Proposal (RFP). Market Pro also hosted the Pre-Bid Meeting, conducted property tours, collected all proposals and created a Bid Summary Analysis of the 9 firms that submitted Proposals for Management and Leasing services and submitted to the Owners for their evaluation. In addition, Market Pro coordinated and participated in the interviews for the final 4 firms selected in the bidding process.
It was a pleasure to be at their service, and wish them the best of luck with the new Managing and Leasing Agent!
Arbor Glen, Alsip, IL
We are pleased to announce that our portfolio has expanded once again, as we have added a Residential client. MarketPro has been awarded the Property Management Contract to Arbor Glen, a 64 unit residential condominium complex located in Alsip, IL. The Board of Directors is already pleased with our performance, as we have reduced their Operating Expenses by $8,000 annually by bidding out service contracts – all in the first 30 days of management. We intent to bid out several more contracts and incur more savings to the residents. As usual, we continue to uphold our reputation of excellent customer service that will exceed their expectations.
|The City of Chicago has engaged MarketPro to consult on 22 of their properties. MarketPro will be providing Property Management Services, performing property inspections and working with city officials with respect to capital repairs and maintenance on these properties. We are both proud and excited to add the City of Chicago to our growing portfolio of clientele.|
|"MarketPro welcome's our newest client, The John Hancock Center! Although Golub & Company has been a client of MarketPro's for several years, we have recently added The John Hancock Center to our portfolio of properties. MarketPro's experienced and professional staff acted as the Interim General Manager and Property Manager for 6 months while Golub searched for a new GM and PM. We remained on site with the new managers to transition them to their new positions and brought them up to date with the property's current events and activities. Another successful project and job well done by our staff!"
-- Jill Piunti, President, MarketPro Consulting Inc.
|One Financial Place/The Chicago Stock Exchange Building
MarketPro welcomes another new client property! One Financial Place, 440 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL Owned and Managed by Behringer Harvard. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and building in 1984, One Financial Place is a Calss A 40 Story Office Tower located in the heart of the Financial District in Chicago, Illinois. MarketPro was engaged to provide Interim Property Management services during an ownership transition. Our staff provided support to this property for 6 months and assisted in projects such as tenant improvements, capital improvements, budgets, lease abstracting, accounts payable, tenant billing, participated in staff meetings and other special projects.
|10 & 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois
Welcome 10 & 120 South Riverside Plaza! Located on the west bank of the Chicaog River in the West Loop submarket, these 21-story twin towers are situated between two commuter rail stations. Built in 1965 – 1967, the buildings each occupy a full city block and feature a combined square footage of 1.38 million feet of retail and office space. Managing Agent: Jones Lang LaSalle. Owner: Behringer Harvard. MarketPro provided Interim Property Management Services as Jones Lang LaSalle prepared to turn over these two properties to the owners, Behringer Harvard. Our consultants assisted in evaluating the staff’s job descriptions, assisting in researching historical tenant information regarding a real estate tax refund, lease abstracting, participated in staff meetings and transitioned the new General Manager by bringing him up to date with the outstanding issues for both properties. MarketPro also assisted the client with combining three positions into two by consolidating responsibilities and saving the client a salary expense.