The Process

Land Acquisition

Zoning

Development

Corporate Summary

Master Planning & Development

  • 350-acre Industrial Park - Elgin, Illinois
  • 340-acre Commercial, Industrial and Residential Development - Bartlett, Illinois
  • 500-acre Mixed Use Development - Sugar Grove, Illinois
  • 40-acre Northwind Business Center - Libertyville, Illinois
  • 40-acre Klein Creek Business Center - Carol Stream, Illinois
  • 16-acre Abbott Business Center - Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • 240-acre Mixed Use Development - South Elgin, Illinois
  • 30-acre Bartlett/Koehler Field Reclamation and Development Project - Bartlett, Illinois
  • 83-acre Industrial Development - Romeoville, Illinois

Development Projects

  • 40,000 sq. ft. Ameritech Building - Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • 105,000 sq. ft. Industrial Building/Electrowire, Inc. - Schaumburg, Illinois
  • 168,000 sq. ft. Distribution Facility/FedEx Ground - Carol Stream, Illinois
  • 50,000 sq. ft. Transfer Station/Waste Management - Elgin, Illinois
  • 16-acre Liquid Asphalt Terminal/AOS, LLC. - Bartlett, Illinois
  • 103,000 sq. ft. Building & Yard/Auto Truck, Inc. - Bartlett, Illinois
  • 80-acre Underground Limestone Mine/Vulcan Materials - Bartlett/Elgin, Illinois
  • 70-acre Limestone Mine-Reclamation and Redevelopment - Lyons, Illinois
  • 45-acre Liquid Asphalt Terminal/AOS Chicago, LLC. - Chicago, Illinois
  • 76,000 sq. ft. Mariano's Fresh Market - Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 188,000 sq. ft. ARYZTA Freezer/Cooler Building - Romeoville, Illinois
  • 176,000 sq. ft. Industrial Building/Sugar Creek Packing Co. - Fairfield, Ohio
  • 74,000 sq. ft. Mariano's Fresh Market - Chicago, Illinois
  • 73,000 sq. ft. Mariano's Fresh Market - Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Various commercial/retail including 17 single-tenant BTS (Build-to-Suit)/Lease projects

Financing

  • Project Financing for some of the Infrastructure and Building Projects Listed.
    • $16,000,000 Special Service Area (SSA) Financing - Bartlett, Illinois
    • $30,000,000 TIF - Elgin, Illinois
    • $15,000,000 TIF - Bartlett, Illinois
    • $12,000,000 IFA Bond Financing - Lyons, Illinois
    • $45,000,000 ARRA Bond Financing - Chicago, Illinois
    • $15,000,000 TIF - Romeoville, Illinois
  • Equity Sources
    • High-net worth individuals
    • Family Offices
    • Institutions
  • Debt Sources
    • Banks - Associated Bank, Wintrust, TCF Bank, First Midwest Bank
    • Other - NorthMarq Capital, William Blair & Co., American United Life, MetLife

Meet the Team

Dean Kelley

  • President
    • Oversee operations of Abbott Land & Investment and manages all aspects of real estate for Abbott Land and affiliated entities.
  • Education:
    • Northwestern University - B.A. Economics - Evanston, IL - 1984
    • Northwestern University - J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management - Masters in Management (MBA) - Evanston, IL - 1988
  • Experience
    • Abbott Land & Investment Corp. - 1990 to Present
    • Harris Trust & Savings Bank - Commercial Banker - Chicago, IL - 1984 to 1990

Ben Weishaar

  • Vice President - Development
    • Manages development projects for Abbott Land and WBS Equities.
  • Education:
    • Miami University - B.S. Accounting - Oxford, OH - 2009; Masters - 2010
    • Licensed Certified Public Account - Illinois

Donna Elischer

  • Vice President/Property Manager
    • Manages day-to-day office operations of Abbott Land & Investment and properties owned by its affiliated entities (2008 to present).
  • Education:
    • University of Illinois - B.S. Finance - Urbana/Champaign, IL - 1987