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Cory W. Kay


ckay (at) entrecommercial (dot) com


Cory W. Kay joined Entre in 2016 after graduating from the Missouri State University with a degree in Communications/Business and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.

At Entre, Cory is responsible for the sales and leasing of industrial properties in the DuPage, Cook, Kane, McHenry and Lake county markets. Cory works with his business partner Mike DeSerto, who in 2018 formed their own industrial team after several years of associate brokerage with the principal founders of Entre. Cory was also the recipient of the 2019 Frank Mahoney Award which is given to the industry’s top broker with less than five years of experience. Cory earned Entre’s Top Transaction Award in 2022 and was named a Principal of the firm in 2023.

Cory’s clients have included large global corporations as well as local businesses and private equity investors. Cory has also represented numerous multi-national development groups in site selection, design-build, and ground up build-to-suit construction. Cory has created a large clientele base within the transportation and logistics industry throughout the Midwest and brokered over 150 transactions valued in excess of $350 million between 2016 and 2023.

Cory was a 4-year collegiate athlete at Missouri State giving him a competitive nature that helps advance the market share of Entre in the Chicagoland area. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Schaumburg Business Association, and Elgin Area Chamber.

Prior to joining Entre, Cory worked in sales for a temporary staffing firm specializing in job placement for manufacturing and warehouse companies which provided him with valuable knowledge of industrial parks in the Chicago area. Cory’s previous sales experience and development knowledge provides his clients with an unparalleled advantage when seeking industrial space.

Representative Clients/Customers

  • Bristol Group
  • Colony Capital
  • UniCarriers America
  • Midwest Industrial Funds
  • ML Realty
  • Hudson Advisors
  • Agellan
  • CMEC Sozhou
  • LSC Development
  • Triumph Development
  • Reiche Construction

Professional Credentials and Affiliations

  • Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
  • Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member, Schaumburg Business Association
  • Member, Elgin Area Chamber