William J Kerrins

Personal Info

Job Function
Broker, Buyer Representation, Consultant, Development, Landlord Rep, Tenant Representation
8725 West Higgins
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60631
United States


William Kerrins successfully operated his own marketing organization in the Chicago area for more than 10 years prior to entering commercial/industrial real estate.

Bill joined the Paine/Wetzel brokerage group in 1990 specializing in tenant representation, owner representation, and buyer representation in the city of Chicago, west and southwest Cook County, DuPage, Kane, and Will counties.

Past transactions include representing Home Products International in over 225,000 SF of leases in Chicago; representing Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc./Discover Card in its lease negotiations for its Chicago fulfillment operation of approximately 108,000 SF; representing Flint Ink North America in 4 separate transactions; representing Beatrice Company in the disposition of a 270,500 SF building in Chicago; representing Superior Nut & Candy Company in the acquisition of its 50,000 SF Chicago, Illinois processing plant, and an additional 87,000 SF processing plant, represented First Industrial Realty Trust in the acquisition of a 407,000 SF building in Bedford Park and represented Olympic Oil, Ltd in leasing of 266,000 SF for a ten year lease in the building. Representing Duke Realty in the acquisition of UPS’s 150 acres Bolingbrook Industrial Park. Represented Delta Chemical in the lease of a 100,000 SF warehouse in Deer Park, Texas.

Other transactions include representing Midway Business Center in the lease of 270,000 SF of industrial space; the sale of 91,400 SF industrial facility at I-55 and Kedzie Avenue, the sale of 270 acres of agricultural land to Opus North Corp. for its Minooka Ridge Business Park, and the sale of the 850,000 SF 4800 S. Central Avenue industrial facility (Nominated as 2006 NAIOP Chicago Annual Awards for Excellence Finalist for Industrial Investment Transaction of the Year).


  • Disposition of a 100,000 SF industrial property for Filtration Group, Aurora, Illinois
  • Disposition of 127 Acres of industrial zoned land, Rochelle, Illinois, for United Properties
  • Represented Paxton/Patterson leasing 48,000 SF in Alsip, Illinois


  • Managing Broker license – State of Illinois
  • Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)


B.A. Degree - St. Mary’s University of Minnesota


  • Beatrice Companies
  • Bloomfield Companies
  • C.J. Vitner Co.
  • Cigna
  • Dean Witter Reynolds
  • Delta Chemical
  • Duke Realty Investments, Inc.
  • Filtration Group Corporation
  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Flint Ink North America
  • Freeman Decorating
  • Home Products International
  • LDR Industries
  • Legett & Platt Global Services
  • Legett & Platt Logistics
  • Midway Business Center
  • Midway Industries
  • New Mgmt.
  • Northwestern Mutual Life
  • Olympic Oil, Ltd.
  • Prime Group Realty Trust
  • Superior Nut & Candy Company
  • United Properties
  • Viskase