OLD FRIENDS, NEW BUSINESS
|Daniels Slone LLC sounds plain, but what a history! Joyce Slone and Lee Daniels grew up in the same Elmhurst neighborhood. She spent 30 years in commercial real estate; he, 40 as a lawyer, most recently as Speaker of the Illinois House. Since, November, they've been leasing commercial property in the county where they grew up.|
We snapped Rich Daniels, Joyce, Peggy Tschetter, and Lee yesterday afternoon. Joyce and Lee say their differing strengths should propel them forward. They're listing several suburban office and office/flex spaces in DuPage County, including two 10k-SF spaces, a 75k SF retail/office flex building, and a 45k-SF space in Oak Brook with Grubb & Ellis. Lee is also serving on the Inland Real Estate REIT Board.
|Leaning on lessons from his state legislature days, Lee says government spending will have a lot to do with how quickly we get out of the recession, especially if it can help out the small business owners who'll be doing the hiring. A member of AIRE, CCIM and SIOR, Joyce has traditionally worked in industrial brokerage but has been procuring office business over the last four years. She says the company has seen interest in all of its listings, so there's a ray of hope in the suburban office market (not unlike the first 68 degree day in Chicago yesterday!)|