Daniel J. Benassi, SIOR, Principal
Dan Benassi co-founded Entre Commercial Realty LLC in 2006 after several years in the commercial real estate industry. The company prides itself on providing an entrepreneurial and aggressive approach, much like most of their clients’ businesses. Entre provides real estate advisory services such as sales/leasing brokerage, build-to-suits, valuation analysis, investment sales and property/asset management.
Dan is also a co-founder of Iris Construction Services LLC which is a full service, value-engineered commercial construction and maintenance services company. Iris has been servicing major commercial and industrial brokers, investors and property managers for several years.
Previously, Dan spent seven years with Paine/Wetzel Associates, a Chicago-based industrial real estate brokerage firm, where he was a lead member of the company’s Northwest Market Team. In 2004 Dan received Paine/Wetzel’s Five-Star Award, given to the company’s top producer with less than five years of brokerage experience. He was also a finalist for the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers’ Frank Mahoney Award recognizing the industry’s top producers with less than five years of brokerage experience.
Prior to joining Paine/Wetzel, Dan spent 4 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) where he worked his way to being a Manager in a national group implementing business processes to help Fortune 500 clients reduce taxes via cost segregation studies, identify transaction cost savings, and capture R&D and manufacturing-related tax credits. Dan also focused on new business development and his team generated over $500,000 of project revenues in his last year at PwC.
Dan’s clients have included large multi-national corporations as well as smaller companies and private equity investors. Dan received his B.S. in Finance in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin.
- Samsung Electronics
- John Hancock Real Estate
- First Midwest Bank
- Waterton Associates
- Carquest Auto Parts
- Arens Controls Company
- Aptar Group
- Medela, Inc.
- USF Holland
- Colony Capital
cell (312) 305-2902
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- Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
- President - 2019, SIOR Chicago Chapter
- Member, Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
- Commissioned Member, Schaumburg Business Development Commission (SBDC)
- Board of Directors, Wintrust Bank – Schaumburg Bank and Trust