Kin Properties, Inc.

New creGROW website client Kin Properties, Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) is a privately-held commercial real estate investment company in business for over 50 years. Kin Properties owns 725+ properties – over 30 million SF – across 45 states. Dave Lewand and creGROW worked with Marketing Manager Beth Calay and Kin Properties’ Leasing/Acquisitions teams on a recent corporate website re-launch.

Kin Properties’ Challenges: In addition to projecting a more professional first impression, Kin Properties required a more mobile-friendly, easy edit property display solution to replace an outdated and costly third-party feed.

creGROW’s Solution: The newly re-branded and re-launched KinProperties.com showcases available properties within an SEO-rich, mobile-friendly, easy-edit solution.

“Our new mobile-friendly, easy-edit website offers industry-leading search, sort and mapping functionality that improves user experience by more effectively showcasing available space across our portfolio. Thank you, Dave Lewand and creGROW!”- Beth Calay, Marketing Manager, Kin Properties

KinProperties.com boasts the following features:

Follow Kin Properties, Inc. on Social Media: LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+

Interested in a simpler, mobile-friendly, easy-edit commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Kin Properties iPad

Kin Properties iPad

Kin Properties Mobile

Kin Properties Mobile

Galway Companies

New creGROW website client Galway Companies manages over one million square feet of shopping centers throughout 7 states. Dave Lewand and creGROW worked with Galway’s Steve Doran  on their corporate website re-launch.

Galway’s Challenges: An outdated website received very few online visitors and fell short of communicating Galway’s portfolio size and service depth.

creGROW’s Solution: The newly re-branded and re-launched GalwayCompanies.com showcases Galway’s people, properties, services and stories within an SEO-rich, mobile-friendly solution.

“Dave Lewand and creGROW provided us with an online headquarters from which to showcase our portfolio with confidence. Our owners and tenants recognize and appreciate the added value.  We look forward to leveraging the many advantages of an expanded online presence.” – Steve Doran, Galway Companies

GalwayCompanies.com boasts the following features:

Follow Galway Companies on Social Media: LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

Interested in a simpler, mobile-friendly, easy-edit commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Galway Companies iPad

Galway Companies iPad

Galway Companies on Mobile

Galway Companies on Mobile

McColly Bennett Commercial

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:

“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

Interested in a simpler, mobile-friendly, easy-edit commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

McColly Bennett Commercial iPad

McColly Bennett Commercial on iPad

McColly Bennett Commercial on Mobile

McColly Bennett Commercial on Mobile

Bradford Real Estate

With 70+ projects totaling over 10 million square feet completed since 1986, new website client Bradford Real Estate Companies is a large scale retail development leader throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Dave Lewand and creGROW worked with Bradford’s Jon Boyajian and Ashley Lis on their corporate website re-launch.

Bradford’s Challenges: With an original launch that dated back nearly 10 years, critical sections of Bradford’s website could no longer be updated or improved upon without outside assistance at cost. While originally considered dynamic, its homepage flash features are now hidden from all mobile/iPad users – who account for nearly 40% of current website traffic. An outdated property display also became incapable of expressing the breadth of Bradford’s development experience and available properties.

creGROW’s Solution: The newly re-launched BradfordChicago.com answers Bradford’s property display/edit challenges within a mobile-friendly user interface that offers site users a clearer depiction of Bradford’s current place in the industry.

“We could no longer afford to maintain an outdated website design and structure – especially one that was incapable of keeping up with the speed of our business. Dave Lewand and creGROW understood our unique requirements. They delivered a mobile-friendly, easy-edit, custom solution – on time and at a fair price. I was told by others in the industry that the creGROW team would exceed our expectations – and that’s exactly what they did.” – Jon Boyajian, Vice President of Development, Bradford Real Estate Companies.

BradfordChicago.com boasts the following features:

Follow Bradford Real Estate Companies on LinkedIn .

Interested in a simpler, mobile-friendly, easy-edit commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Bradford Real Estate on iPad

Bradford Real Estate on iPad

Bradford Real Estate on Mobile

Bradford Real Estate on Mobile

Hekemian & Co.

Founded in Hackensack, NJ in the early 1920’s, Hekemian & Co. is a third generation family-owned commercial real estate owner, developer and manager of 75+ properties throughout 35+ cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Hekemian’s diverse portfolio includes mixed-use lifestyle and large-scale urban projects, and encompasses over 2,500,000 square feet of retail space and 2,500 apartment units.

Julie Schorr, Marketing Director at Hekemian, originally connected with Dave Lewand and creGROW at ICSC RECon Las Vegas, where they began to discuss a Hekemian corporate website re-launch.

Hekemian’s Challenges: Of particular interest was replacing an outdated property display with a mobile-friendly, easy-edit solution attentive to the needs of Hekemian’s two very distinct audiences: 1) current/prospective retail and office tentants – B2B, and 2) current/prospective apartment unit renters – B2C.

creGROW’s Solution: The newly re-launched Hekemian.com answers Hekemian & Co’s property display/edit challenges within a mobile-friendly user interface that showcases its people, services and stories – beautifully.

“Dave Lewand and creGROW met each challenge brilliantly and exceeded our expectations. Hekemian’s current/prospective tenants are now rewarded with a mobile-friendly website experience that best reflects our people and portfolio. We’re especially satisfied with how easily we are able to update property-specific information – creGROW created a customized solution that serves our needs perfectly.” – Julie Schorr, Marketing Director, Hekemian & Co.

Hekemian.com boasts the following features:

Hekemian & Co. looks forward to reaching out to the #CRE community via its social media presence on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. The newly re-launched website will be also be showcased at today’s ICSC New York National Conference, where Hekemian will be exhibiting in Booth 1018!

Interested in a simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Hekemian on iPad

Hekemian on iPad

Hekemian on Mobile

Hekemian on Mobile

Hekemain - Property Summary Page

Hekemain – Property Summary Page

Hekemian - Property Detail Page

Hekemian – Property Detail Page

Realm Realty

Realm Realty is a Houston-based owner, manager and developer of top-performing retail shopping centers throughout the United States. Casey Seale, Senior Associate at Realm Realty, called upon Dave Lewand and creGROW to update a corporate website that had become outdated in design, navigation and content management.

“The previous website was no longer a reflection of our current place in the industry,” explained Seale. “We required a ‘look-and-feel’ that could be immediately recognized as professional – one that showcased our current properties and past projects in the best possible light.”

Realm Realty‘s goals as defined in planning phase included:

  • Re-Define the Corporate Brand via advanced graphic design
  • Elevate “Look and Feel” via design/layout that complements an improved brand
  • Enhance User Experience via obvious and fast navigation throughout
  • Introduce Mobile Navigation via Responsive Web Design
  • Simplify Property Updating via robust yet easy-edit administrative dashboard

creGROW answered these goals and more with the following solutions and features:

  • Responsive Web Design – industry-leading mobile interface
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • WordPress-based Property Content Management System (CMS)
  • Interactive Property Map Display
  • Multiple Editor Capabilities
  • Mobile Edit Capabilities
  • Modern Website Traffic Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • High-Speed, VPS Hosting

“We chose Dave Lewand and his team due to their considerable experience with commercial real estate data. They exceeded our expectations in the development of a property content management system that fit our needs exactly – ahead of schedule and within our budget. We’re particularly pleased with the property-specific display on mobile – while I may be biased, I think it’s the best I’ve seen so far for commercial real estate property!” said Seale.

As example, explore Almeda Crossing Shopping Center or any of Realm Realty’s available properties and past projects on a mobile phone – creGROW hopes that you agree with Casey Seale!

Interested in a simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Realm Realty on iPad

Realm Realty on iPad

Realm Realty on Mobile

Realm Realty on Mobile 

Ruscilli Real Estate Services, Inc. (2014-2015)

UPDATE: Ruscilli Real Estate Services is now Lee & Associates – Columbus

Ruscilli Real Estate Services, Inc. is Central Ohio’s premier commercial real estate services provider, offering brokerage, development and property management services. Todd Spencer, Senior Associate at Ruscilli, called upon Dave Lewand and creGROW to re-design, re-develop and host a corporate website re-launch that incorporated a more mobile-friendly solution to showcase its people, properties, services and success stories.

“From our perspective, it was critical that we find a website design and development team that understood commercial real estate,” explained Spencer.  “Dave was able to quickly identify our unique challenges and provide us with a very clear path towards the finish line.”

Ruscilli’s goals as defined in planning phase included:

  • Elevate “Look and Feel” via professional design that complements brand
  • Enhance User Experience via obvious and fast navigation throughout
  • Introduce Mobile Navigation via Responsive Web Design
  • Simplify Property Updating via robust yet easy-edit administrative dashboard

creGROW answered these goals and more with the following solutions and features:

“We count the Ruscilli website re-launch as a big success. Dave and his team also made certain that we understood how to edit each section of the website… I’m happy to report that it’s surprisingly easy!”

Ruscilli Real Estate Services, Inc. looks forward to reaching out to the #CRE community via its social media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Interested in a simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Ruscilli on iPad

Ruscilli on iPad

Ruscilli on Mobile

Ruscilli on Mobile

Terraco Real Estate Development & Management

Terraco Real Estate Development & Management has owned, developed and operated real estate in nine states with an emphasis on Northern Illinois and the Midwest.

Specializing in necessity based shopping centers, Terraco has developed more than 100 properties totaling over 5,000,000 square feet on over 1,000 plus acres, and conducted over 2,000 lease transactions throughout its 29-year history.

Terraco recently partnered with Dave Lewand and creGROW to re-launch its corporate website.

A simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable solution, Terraco’s new website boasts the following features:

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Interactive Map Display
  • WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
  • Rotating Featured Properties
  • Quick-Sort Property Listings Summary
  • Available Properties RSS Feed
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Multiple Editor Capabilities
  • Mobile Edit Capabilities
  • Modern Website Traffic Analytics

Terraco looks forward to reaching out to the #CRE Twitter community via @TerracoCRE.

Interested in a simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Terraco - Desktop

Terraco – Desktop

Terraco - iPad/Tablet

Terraco – iPad/Tablet

Terraco - Mobile

Terraco – Mobile

NAI Knoxville – Ruby Tuesday Disposition (2011-2013)

In 2011, NAI Knoxville’s Brian Tapp, CCIM partnered with Dave Lewand and creGROW to develop a uniquely simple user interface that showcased 20+ Ruby Tuesday dispositions/leases throughout the eastern US.

Brian was recently recognized in NAI Global’s Dealmakers Spotlight  in 2013 for the successful disposition of 15+ Ruby Tuesdays in under 24 months!

“Dave’s map-based website made it easy to search all available Ruby Tuesday restaurants and outparcels. I highly recommend the creGROW team!” – Brian Tapp, CCIM

Interested in a simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075

Ruby Tuesday Disposition (2011-2013)

NAR Commercial Connections Podcast – creGROW Founder Dave Lewand

The National Association of REALTORS® bi-monthly Commercial Connections Podcast engages top real estate professionals, economists, and instructors to give you the tools needed to get ahead in today’s competitive commercial real estate industry. In this podcast, host Alex Ruggieri and creGROW Founder Dave Lewand discuss Responsive Web Design for Commercial Real Estate.

NAR CCP Podcast

Please visit the National Association of REALTORS® website to view additional Commercial Connections Podcasts.

Interested in a simpler, more mobile-friendly and customizable commercial real estate website? Please contact Dave Lewand and creGROW | dave@davelewand.com | 630.901.1075