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Brown Commercial Group is a boutique, full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the marketing, disposition and acquisition of industrial, office and investment grade real estate in the Chicago metropolitan area. Our experienced professionals have built numerous relationships while gaining a thorough understanding of the intricacies needed to negotiate and secure the most timely and favorable results for all of our clients. We are big enough to get the job done but small enough to care about each individual client. When you hire Brown Commercial Group our entire staff becomes your team all the way up to the firm’s President.

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Knowledge

Markets and submarkets are
constantly changing – having an
expert that specializes in the are
you need is invaluable.

Established
Relationships

With over 150 combined years of
experience, we have cultivated
long-lasting, trusting
relationships with established
buyers, tenants, investors, etc.

Access to the
Market

Established in 2004, BCG is the
only commercial real estate
agency located in the largest
industrial park in the US.

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Dan Brown

Managing Principal, President

As Founder and Managing Principal of Brown Commercial Group, Dan is the visionary behind the firm’s rapid growth across Chicago’s suburban market. Since forming the company in 2004, he has expanded the firm to advisory skills. Dan is the driving force behind the company’s commitment to steadfast client include a growing team of professionals who bring a cohesive blend of client service, market expertise and business service and creating business relationships built on trust. As a strategic business advisor, he focuses on helping clients evaluate their real estate needs, identify their space requirements, assess building logistics and amenities and secure financing sources. He is on the forefront of market trends, creatively finding solutions and thinking outside the box to support clients’ operational goals. Dan focuses on all facets of the industrial real estate sector, from leasing and sales to build-to-suit projects. He has completed several thousand transactions throughout his career.In his free time, Dan enjoys golfing and spending time with his four children.

Affiliations/Memberships:
Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame (2017), Midwest Real Estate News
Member, Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
Candidate, CCIM
Board of Directors, Alpha

Education:
Illinois State University, B.A. – Economics
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Mike Antonelli, SIOR

Partner

Mike joined Brown Commercial Group in 2010 and was promoted to Partner in 2018. He plays an integral role in driving the direction and vision of the brokerage team. Mike’s expertise includes tenant representation, landlord leasing and sales, investment sales, site selection, land development and build-to-suit projects. He brings an extensive background in industrial services sales and management advising businesses on complex commercial real estate decisions. Mike advises industrial clients across various manufacturing and distribution industries, helping them negotiate and secure cost effective real estate to increase efficiencies and lower occupancy costs. He primarily assists clients throughout DuPage, Cook and Will counties.Mike was born and raised in Ohio and remains an avid Ohio sports fan. In his free time, Mike enjoys exploring Chicago’s restaurant scene, testing out new recipes in the kitchen, working out and spending time with his wife and two kids.

Affiliations/Memberships:
Member, Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
Member, Association of Industrial Real Estate (AIRE) – Since 2013
Candidate, CCIM

Education:
Ohio University – Athens, B.S. – Communication
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Trinity Scurto

Partner

Trinity joined Brown Commercial Group in 2005 and was promoted to partner in 2018. She is a driving force behind the company’s ongoing expansion throughout the suburban marketplace. As a lifelong resident of Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, Trinity has built an extensive network of professional connections and a proven track record of helping businesses make informed real estate decisions. She has a strong client base in the industrial, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and food company industries. Trinity specializes in landlord and tenant representation as well as sales of end users and investment opportunities. She is a go-to resource for clients with real estate needs in the Cook and DuPage County markets, with a primary focus on the greater O’Hare submarket.In her free time, Trinity enjoys boating with her family, snowboarding and spending time with her husband and two young kids

Affiliations/Memberships:

  • Member, Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member, Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) – Since 2012
  • Board of Advisors, Fellowship Housing
  • Board of Advisors, Enlace

Education:
Hope College, B.A. – Psychology, Biblical Studies
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Patricia Sabater

Chief Operations Officer

Patricia joined Brown Commercial Group at the start of 2022 as the firm discussed further growth and expansion. Brown needed a way to capture and systemize their best practices and daily behaviors while creating efficiency and consistency across the organization. Her background in management and corporate processes and procedures brought a different perspective that the Partners at Brown Commercial Group Inc. embraced and encouraged. With such a fast paced industry, the firm’s high capacity, high producing agents saw the opportunity to work towards their potentials and Patricia hopes to systemize many of the firm’s processes to allow for just that. Her primary focus is managing the firm’s operations and supporting the Partners in their vision for the future of Brown Commercial Group

In her time outside the office, Patricia organizes corporate and social events and is part of a ministry’s regional team. She enjoys hiking and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops on the weekends with her husband and dog named Stark.

Affiliations/Memberships:

  • Associate Director of Communications for Alpha in Illinois

Education:
Dominican University River Forest, IL – B.A. Liberal Arts

Cathy Fulgham

Office Manager

Cathy joined Brown Commercial Group in 2016 with more than 25 years of commercial real estate marketing and office administration experience. She previously worked at Coldwell Banker Commercial in the Western suburbs, overseeing the management of the commercial division, designing and distributing marketing materials, and tracking broker transactions. Cathy was named the 2009 Coldwell Banker Commercial Office Manager of the Year. She specializes in helping brokerage offices grow and flourish through her industry experience as well as her organization, marketing and networking skills.

Cathy was born and raised in East Tennessee. Marrying her college sweetheart, they lived extensively up and down the East Coast as her husband served in the United States Navy. They have two children and currently reside in the Western suburbs. In her free time, Cathy enjoys exploring different art media and is actively involved in her church’s youth ministry program volunteering as a high school small group leader and mentor.

Education:
Middle Tennessee State University, B.A. – Marketing/Commercial Art
Rutledge College, B.A. – Business Administration

Candace Scurto

Broker

Candace joined Brown Commercial Group in 2013 as an intern and was promoted to Broker in 2018. She brings a strong marketing and customer service background to her role leading the company’s property sales, leasing and marketing efforts in the greater Northwest Chicago suburbs, focusing on the O’Hare submarket. Her education, coupled with her marketing experience from prior positions with Assurance and Victor Envelope Company, bring a much valued, modern approach to her client relationships. A native of the Chicagoland area, she capitalizes on deep local relationships to help support clients in their real estate decision-making process. Candace advises buyers, tenants, owners and investors in numerous industrial disciplines such as manufacturing, distribution and construction.Candace was born and raised in Lake in the Hills, IL. In her free time, Candace enjoys staying active outdoors, cheering on the Blackhawks, attending country music concerts and spending time with family and friends.

Affiliations/Memberships:
Member, Associate Board of Saving Tiny Hearts Society

Education:
Elmhurst College, B.S. – Finance and Marketing
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Collin Tyrrell

Broker

Collin joined Brown Commercial Group as a Broker in 2021 after working two internships with the firm during college. With each internship, he demonstrated strong leadership and sales expertise and was given increasing levels of responsibility. He is a member of a brokerage team that oversees property sales, leasing and marketing efforts in the far northwest suburban market, including the Elgin area, as well as in the O’Hare submarket. Collin works with business owners and tenants to help them evaluate their space needs and identify how real estate can drive growth for their businesses.Collin is a native of Illinois and grew up in the Gurnee area. He played football for four years in college and also enjoys baseball, hockey and golfing.

Education:
University of Wisconsin – Stout, B.S. – Business Administration; Emphasis in Financial Services, Property Management; Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence (2018)
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Jim Pietrarosso

Vice President of Sales

Jim joined Brown Commercial Group in 2016 representing the interests of corporations, institutions and entrepreneurs in the sale and leasing of industrial space. Prior to joining the firm, Jim had a successful 20-year manufacturing career where he gained significant expertise from the business side of the industry. Understanding the business from the client’s perspective makes Jim a valuable resource for his clients. Jim prides himself on his integrity and tributes his success to his creativity and being a great listener. He focuses on the Northwest suburban market and offers a wide array of services including tenant representation, owner representation, acquisition and disposition.Jim is a native of the Chicagoland area. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, boating and vacationing in Aruba. Jim and his wife Anissa are recent empty nesters, cherishing every moment spent with their three adult children and grandson.

Affiliations/Memberships:
Member, Association of Industrial Real Estate (AIRE)
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Mason Hezner

Vice President

Mason joined Brown Commercial Group in 2012. He is a key contributor to the firm’s success in the Elk Grove Village and greater O’Hare area submarkets and is at the forefront of expanding the firm’s market coverage in both areas. His dedication to clients, entrepreneurial mindset and determination to get the deal done right are all hallmarks of his business approach. Mason acts as a strategic advisor to clients on the intricacies of industrial and office acquisitions and dispositions as well as tenant representation and lease negotiations. He also works with many businesses on how to best utilize commercial real estate to support company growth opportunities. Mason advises industrial clients across various industries including light manufacturing, distribution and general industrial sectors.Mason is Chicagoland native, currently residing in Naperville. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, sampling new craft beers, grilling and spending time with his wife and dog named Stella.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.A. – Interdepartmental Business Studies
Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois



Matt Hanson

Broker

>Matt joined Brown Commercial Group in 2017. He is a key member of the brokerage team that oversees property sales, leasing and marketing efforts in the greater DuPage, Cook and Will County areas. Matt’s background in industrial supply, distribution and imports brings a unique expertise to his client relationships. Matt has quickly become an expert on landlord and tenant representation, investment brokerage and owner-occupied real estate. He looks at every transaction from all angles making sure his clients are satisfied while meeting their short and long-term goals. Matt has a strong customer service oriented attitude and is attuned to the many nuances that drive businesses and their growth patterns. Before starting his career with Brown Commercial Group, Matt previously held the role of Sales Representative for Grainger Industrial Supply and worked as an Office Manager for Schumacher Imports. Matt’s interest in real estate began at the University of Iowa where he took real estate courses, graduating early with his Bachelor’s degree in Interdepartmental Business Studies.Matt was born and raised in Skokie, IL and now resides in Chicago. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing sports, exercising and exploring all that the City of Chicago has to offer.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.A. – Interdepartmental Business Studies
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Pat Crowley

Broker

Pat joined Brown Commercial Group in 2019. He is a key member of the brokerage team that oversees property sales, leasing and marketing efforts in the O’Hare submarket and greater DuPage and Cook Counties. Pat represents business owners and tenants advising them on their real estate needs. He previously worked for a general contracting business in the custom home market where he gained experience helping customers evaluate their real estate needs. Pat brings a strong customer service mindset to his client interactions, as well as a desire to help clients make decisions that support their business operational goals.Pat grew up in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.S. – Arts in Enterprise Leadership
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois

Luke Dummitt

Broker

Luke Dummitt joins Brown Commercial Group as an enthusiastic Broker, ready to leverage his extensive background in finance and economics to serve the Greater Fox Valley area. His academic excellence and hands-on experience during two internships at Brown Commercial Group have equipped him with a unique perspective on commercial real estate (CRE) investment opportunities. Luke’s transition from academia to professional real estate was significantly shaped by his mentorship experiences with Dan and Mason from Brown Commercial Group. These relationships not only provided him with invaluable insights into the industry but also fostered a deep sense of belonging and purpose within the team.Career Highlights & Expertise:

  • Dual degree holder in Finance and Economics from Liberty University, graduating early to pursue a career in commercial real estate.
  • Achieved Dean’s List honors each term in college, demonstrating outstanding academic performance.
  • Developed a keen interest in CRE through a direct correlation to his studies in economics and finance, completed two internships at Brown Commercial Group, enhancing his practical knowledge and skills in the field.
  • Aspires to specialize in CRE investment opportunities, with a focus on cultivating and developing the Greater Fox Valley area.

Engagement with Industry & Community:

  • Eager to contribute to the industry through continuous learning and engagement, Luke is exploring opportunities for further professional development and community involvement.
  • Plans to become actively involved in relevant industry associations and community initiatives to enhance his expertise and give back to the community.

Education & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Liberty University, demonstrating his strong foundation in the principles that drive commercial real estate dynamics.
  • Received real estate license shortly after graduating, showcasing his commitment and eagerness to excel in the CRE industry.

Personal Interests:

  • An avid gym-goer and basketball player, Luke believes in the power of physical fitness as a tool for maintaining balance and focus in his professional and personal life.
  • Originally from near Lansing, Michigan, he moved to Illinois in 2020, embracing new challenges and opportunities.

“Real estate is more than transactions; it’s about building a future and finding the right opportunities that benefit everyone involved. I’m here to make that process as smooth and beneficial as possible.” – Luke Dummitt

Connect with Luke to explore investment opportunities in the Greater Fox Valley area or to discuss your commercial real estate needs.