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Wilhelm O. Kreuzer

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wilhelm O. Kreuzer, Principal and Founder of Evolve Commercial Real Estate, LLC, has spent his entire career in commercial real estate and has over 25 years of experience.  Will has extensive knowledge and experience in every aspect of commercial real estate, including: the underwriting of real estate assets, property management, asset management, site location and development, lease negotiation, purchase agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, loan documents, sale/leasebacks, purchase & sale of commercial real estate (1031 exchanges) and public finance documents.

Will has successfully spearheaded over 50 developments during his career for investors and his own real estate portfolio.  He was the lead principal in the redevelopment of the historic-landmarked Von Lee Theatre, a LEED-registered project anchored by Indiana University.  He also assisted in the entitlement for CA Ventures and was a principal  in Evolve Bloomington, a highly-successful 751-bed student housing complex located adjacent to Indiana University’s sports fields.  Most recently, Will entitled and developed two retail and mixed-use commercial projects in Naperville, Illinois, including the Shoppes on Washington, a mixed-use vibrant shopping center anchored by Starbucks Coffee and located in the heart of Naperville.

In addition to his extensive development experience, Will has assisted Fortune 500 clients such as Starbucks Coffee, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Advance Auto Parts and CVS in lease negotiations, including lease extensions, terminations, and modifications.  Will has also assisted numerous clients with the purchase and sale of commercial real estate (1031 exchanges & sale/leasebacks), and represents tenants and landlords in the leasing of commercial space. He also currently manages numerous commercial properties.

Prior to founding Evolve, Will was a principal at Tartan Realty Group in Chicago for over 17 years.  Before that, Will worked as a Senior Vice President of Finance at HSA Commercial for over seven years, where he assisted in the financing of over 18 million square feet of real estate valued at over $1 billion.

Will is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and Indiana, holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, and the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED) designation.  He enjoys working with high school students as a mentor for Naperville School District 203’s entrepreneurship incubator program, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Real Estate Studies at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Will received his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate and Finance from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1996.