Tri-State Realty is an Entrepreneurial Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Firm
Serving the Business Community in Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin For Over 25 Years



Tri-State Realty takes great care to provide the most ethical and informed real estate advisement to our clients. We believe that helping our clients make excellent real estate decisions requires detailed attention to help you evaluate your choices and a course of action. Tri-State Realty is a trusted advisor for your real estate consulting and will provide you and your company excellent guidance for a successful real estate transaction.

We have a successful, long term business relationship with our clients in the business communities in Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin. Our ongoing repeat business and customer referral base reflects the
confidence our clients have in our real estate acumen and our ethical approach to doing business throughout our twenty-three year history.

In 1989, Gurnee-based Tri-State Realty, Inc. was incorporated as a full-service, locally owned commercial and industrial real estate firm licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin specializing in corporate real estate services including office and industrial sales and leasing, land brokerage, investment sales, tenant/buyer representation, build-to-suit and consulting projects. After their tenure at a large national real estate firm and as a result of building a reputation for expertise and professionalism in the industry, real estate executives and husband and wife team Robert Elbrecht, President and Vicki Elbrecht, Vice President recognized their entrepreneurial approach to business would more closely identify with the needs of the client versus transaction focused activities typical of many real estate companies.

Over twenty years later and established in their niche market, Tri-State Realty has a formidable track record of completing complex commercial, industrial and land transactions as well as providing consulting services. Tri-State Realty's hands-on approach combines proven knowledge, state-of-the-art database resources, comprehensive marketing and media packaging and webmarketing techniques. Clients repeatedly rely on Tri-State Realty's expertise in the market, and the sale and leasing of their properties. Entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and area corporations consistently retain Tri-State Realty for relocation and site selection assignments. Tri-State Realty advises many small and medium sized companies and takes great pride assisting these companies in finding new facilities for expansion and/or relocation. TSR has also represented large corporations such as Hershey's Foods and major international companies moving operations to the U.S., such as G.C. Hahn & Company of Germany.

Tri-State Realty has become a well-recognized resource company for developers and businesses to call upon for; real estate marketing, leasing and sales for planned projects, land or buildings. TSR is the Exclusive Agent for business parks and large scale office developments such as
Grand Tri-State Business Park and Grand Tri State Corporate Centre in Gurnee, Illinois and many other important office, industrial and land properties in the region.

TSR has consulted for organizations such as Lake Forest Hospital and the County of Lake (Illinois) for strategic land acquisitions with specific goals and objectives regarding location, timing and budget.  "Most importantly", says Mr. Elbrecht, our real estate advisory services were conducted in a very professional and discreet manner. We always respect confidentiality and take our fiduciary duties very seriously."

Tri-State Realty continues to garner praise from clients and gain new assignments. "It is our long term focus on relationship building activities and our specialized concentration in the Chicago-to-Milwaukee real estate corridor which makes Tri- State Realty not only effective but a great choice in the commercial real estate industry," says Mr. Elbrecht. Tri-State Realty has been active in many professional and community building organizations. Beyond the deal, TSR provides additional value-added services to our clients by introducing them to important business-to-business, state, county or municipal contacts for business resources or economic development assistance. Tri-State Realty also provides referral services to exceptional real estate brokers and developers for clients seeking commercial and industrial real estate outside the Chicago to Milwaukee corridor and to local knowledgeable residential real estate brokers for relocating companies.

Tri-State Realty has a long and distinguished record of service to civic and charitable organizations in our communities. We have served on the board of directors of Lake County, Illinois economic development committees, Lake County Partners and Lake County Chamber of Commerce over the years. We are members of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA), a voluntary, non-profit association consisting of small and large industry, professional, service and retail business and community organizations in the Kenosha area.  We have enjoyed our leadership activities in business networking, community based arts and educational organizations throughout the Chicagoland area.


Robert L. Elbrecht, President
Real Estate Transaction Experience

   Institutional Developers and Property Owners

Chicago Transit Authority Pension Fund
Jones, Lang & Wootton
Northern Trust Company
Piedmont Realty Advisors


The Rreef Funds
Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association
Uniroyal, Inc. Pension Fund


                     Developers and Property Owners

Amli Commercial Properties
Ashley Capital

The Baxter Group
CenterPoint Properties

Corum Real Estate Group
Crown Properties
(Corum Zeller Venture)
Dolan Associates

ECD Company
Geneva Lake Development Corp
Hawthorn Realty Group

The Levy Organization
Ludwig & Company/JMB Realty

Penta Development

Prentiss Properties

Missner Development Group
Nordic Properties
T.R.L.P. Joint Venture
Town & Country Homes
Trammell Crow Company

Van Vlissingen

Washington Square Development

                         A Partial List of Companies and Organizations Robert L. Elbrecht
Represented or Completed Transactions With

Alcoa Building Products
American Sensors
Anchor Glass
Brown & Sharpe (DEA)
Brunk Industries
Brunswick Corporation
C & F Packing Company
Cambridge Instruments

Cherry Electrical Products
Chugai, USA
County of Lake, Illinois
Derse Exhibits
Direct Metals LLC
Domino Amjet
DuPont Critical Care


EBSCO/Univ. of Alabama
Eagle Finance
Eder Flag Manufacturing
Fresenius Medical Care
Fuji America Central

GATX Corp.

G.C. Hahn & Company

Goelitz Confectionary
Great Lakes Credit Union
Hershey Foods
Label-Makers, Inc.
Lake Forest Health & Fitness Institute
Lake Forest Hospital
Losch Beverage Company
Kenall Manufacturing



Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Pacific Fasteners
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Sears Logistics Services
Snap-on Credit
Snap-On Tools Corp.

Squire Cogswell Company
SteriGenics International

The Mailing House
Time Warner/Six Flags
USG Building Products
Wisconsin Glacier Springs Company
ZF of North America


Tri-State Realty, Inc.
P.O. Box 502  Gurnee, Illinois 60031

Ph:  (847) 360-1375
Fax:  (847) 360-9667

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