CHICAGO-Matt Rogatz has formed a new real estate firm called Chicago Industrial Real Estate LLC. The company will focus on industrial real estate in the “inner city…leaning more towards the South Side of Chicago,” Rogatz says. He will serve as president of the company.

Rogatz has more than 20 years of experience with industrial real estate. He was most recently a VP with Paine/Wetzel-Oncor International, which he joined in 1998. Previously, he was with William Kritt & Co., which he joined in 1988 and was with for 10 years, he says. He has completed more than 200 industrial real estate transactions worth more than $225 million with a total of more than 3.5 million sf.

Rogatz has also been a consultant for the City of Chicago and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Rogatz says he left Paine/Wetzel-Oncor in January because “I always thought I wanted to do my own thing.” The new company will focus on the South Side, as it is Rogatz’s area of expertise and “the southern market has boomed in recent years,” he says. “This corridor, and going south-southwest, is a very desirable place to be right now.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


GlobeSt Net Lease Spring 2024Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.