Zethmayr adds real-estate brokerage to client services; Cawley expands geographic reach and enhances site selection and incentive negotiation services


Rockford and Oakbrook, IL (July 8, 2019) – Zethmayr LLC, a site selection and incentive negotiation services firm headquartered in Rockford, IL is now an affiliate of Cawley Chicago, a group of highly experienced real-estate brokers and property managers headquartered in Oakbrook, IL. This partnership will allow Zethmayr to offer real estate brokerage services through Cawley Chicago and Zethmayr will enhance the site selection and incentive negotiation services offered by Cawley Chicago. The companies remain independent, while Carrie Zethmayr serves as Vice President, Consulting Division and licensed real estate broker for Cawley Chicago as an independent contractor.

Since 1998, the mission of Cawley Chicago has stayed the same: To make a difference in people’s lives professionally and personally through creating integrity-based relationships. With a flat organizational structure and a fully collaborative team, Cawley Chicago seeks to understand the vision of its institutional and private clients for their office, medical and industrial decisions.  Using a proprietary four-stage process, Cawley reduces deal times by up to 20% by maintaining the exchange of information in a responsive, accountable, and customized environment leveraging and integrating diverse levels of expertise, educational backgrounds and experience.

Zethmayr provides site selection and incentive negotiation services for industrial clients. Earning our clients’ trust in our market intelligence, guidance and confidentiality is our top priority. Our market-validated, localized intelligence ensures clients establish operations at a site that optimizes long-term operating costs, fits with corporate strategy and values, and provides a mutually beneficial partnership with a community. With over 10 years of experience in location strategy, Carrie Zethmayr, president of Zethmayr, has facilitated over $1 billion of capital investment into the United States, while negotiating over $120 Million in financial incentives on behalf of those companies.

Within the Cawley Chicago team, Zethmayr will focus on building opportunities along the I-90 and I-39 Corridors of Northwest Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, while serving Cawley Chicago’s other geographic territories with focused services in site selection and incentive negotiation.

The non-exclusive relationship allows Zethmayr to continue to provide site selection and incentive negotiation services in real-estate transactions outside of Cawley Chicago. Zethmayr also continues to serve as administrator of Foreign-Trade Zone #176.

Commercial and industrial companies seeking new or expanded real estate are encouraged to contact Carrie Zethmayr at 312-221-1115 or carrie@zethmayr.comczethmayr@cawleychicago.com.