Established in 1974, McColly Real Estate is the largest independent residential real estate firm in Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana. In 2012, McColly Real Estate merged with Bennett Commercial/Bennett Homes and a new commercial real estate firm was formed: McColly Bennett Commercial.
Jeff Bennett, Managing Broker at McColly Bennett Commercial, has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience, including sales, marketing, community development, tax increment financing and property management. A team of four additional seasoned brokers – Greg Leutloff, Terry Meyers, Buck Tamblyn and Michael Siwietz – serve clients from offices located in Bourbonnais (IL), Schererville (IN) and Valparaiso (IN).
After meeting at an International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Chicago Deal Making Event, McColly Bennett Commercial chose Dave Lewand and creGROW to launch an all new website to represent their firm.
McColly Bennett Commercial’s Challenges: Since the 2012 merger, Jeff Bennett’s commercial brokerage team was represented solely within their residential counterpart’s website. They required a strong, new and independent online presence to bolster their new brand and unique skills specific to commercial real estate. Additional challenges included the display and edit of 150+ office, retail, industrial and land availabilities within a mobile-friendly website.
creGROW’s Solution: The newly re-launched McCollyBennettCommercial.com answers branding and listing display/edit challenges within a mobile-friendly user interface that sets McColly Bennett Commercial apart from the typical small to mid sized firm.
“Jeff, Greg, Terry, Buck, myself… each of us have developed solid reputations in our respective communities. Our new website ties us all together as a full-service team committed to all things commercial real estate. Dave Lewand and creGROW demonstrated a solid understanding of our brand concerns.” – Michael Siwietz, Broker, McColly Bennett Commercial
McCollyBennettCommercial.com boasts the following features:
- Responsive Web Design
- Catylist SiteLink Integration – Customized
- Catylist Featured Properties Widget – Customized
- Social Media Optimization
- Multiple Editor Capabilities
- Mobile Edit Capabilities
- Modern Website Traffic Analytics
- Search Engine Optimization
- High-Speed, VPS Hosting
“creGROW worked with us to create an online headquarters that is custom-fit to address our daily needs. We are particularly impressed by their seamless integration of the Catylist product into our new, mobile-friendly website.” – Jeff Bennett, Managing Broker, McColly Bennett Commercial