Commercial Real Estate Operations

Welcome to Commercial Real Estate Operations

The primary goal of Commercial Real Estate Operations (CREO) is to maintain a high level of professionalism and service delivery while preserving the value of the University's real estate portfolio. CREO ensures that property acquisitions and lease negotiations are in alignment with its strategic goals and educational mission.

CREO is committed to supporting the unique vitality of our surrounding community through the maintenance of strong relationships with local businesses. We also seek out new quality commercial tenants that can contribute to a diverse local retail landscape while providing opportunities for future growth.

CREO's primary goals are to:

  • Strategically manage acquisitions and holdings in a way that adheres to the University's long term academic and research mission while supporting the needs of students, faculty, staff and community. 
  • Provide quality commercial space at reasonable cost to a diverse pool of tenants that are contributing positively to the quality of life in the local community.
  • Maintain the value of the University's real estate portfolio, and provide superior customer service.
  • Manage the University's assets in a professional and cost effective manner that balances the need for growth and expansion with the need for community continuity.

 If you have any questions, please contact the CREO team.

Commercial Real Estate's offices are located at:

5235 South Harper Court
Floor 9
Chicago, IL  60615

For questions on McCaffery properties, please contact:

Scott Mosak
Senior Property Manager, McCaffery Interests, Inc.
Phone: 773-955-0200

For information on University residential properties, please visit Facilities Services' Residential Services site.