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Daniel J. Benassi

SIOR, Principal
Managing Broker

dbenassi (at) entrecommercial (dot) com


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 Entre’s sister companies; Iris Construction Services LLC which is a commercial construction firm, Entre Property Management LLC which is a third-party property management firm and ECR Acquisitions LLC which is a real estate investment company.

Previously, Dan spent 7 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 the company’s Five-Star Award, given to the company’s top producer with less than five years of brokerage experience.

Previously, 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 began his career with First Midwest Bank (now Old National Bank).

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.

Representative Clients/Customers

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • AptarGroup, Inc.
  • JAFrate
  • John Hancock Real Estate
  • LINK Logistics Real Estate
  • Medela, Inc.
  • Nicholas & Associates
  • Samsung Electronics
  • STAG Industrial
  • USF Holland

Professional Credentials and Affiliations

  • Member; Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
  • Past President and Board of Directors – SIOR Chicago Chapter
  • Member; Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
  • Chairperson & Commissioned Member; Schaumburg Business Development Commission (SBDC)
  • Board of Directors; Wintrust (Schaumburg Bank & Trust)