Commercial Real Estate Financing

First Midwest Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group (CREG)  is committed to providing high quality financing solutions1 to the Chicago marketplace. Unlike other local financial institutions, First Midwest takes a long-term view of commercial real estate lending. That is why we have continuously been an active lender, even during economic downturns. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals knows what it takes to get your deal done.

  • We are accessible and accountable, providing you with one point of contact throughout the loan process; from application to approval to closing and beyond.
  • We are consistent and reliable, delivering what we promise with certainty of execution.  
  • We are streamlined and efficient, handling all underwriting and portfolio management in-house. What’s more, all of our credit decisions are made locally by people who understand the marketplace.
  • We take your deadlines seriously and adhere to all time constraints. If we cannot provide the type of solution you require, we will inform you early in the process. We value your time as we do our own.

Our Relationship Managers average more than 20 years of experience in commercial Real Estate Financing. We serve our clients anywhere within First Midwest's expanding footprint - which currently includes:

  • Chicago metropolitan area
  • Northwest Indiana
  • Central Illinois
  • Quad Cities
  • Southeast Wisconsin

Get Connected with Our Team

See how First Midwest's experienced Relationship Managers can meet your real estate financing needs and discuss opportunities on properties for sale.

  • David Hall – Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager & Team Leader
  • Heidi Smithson – Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer & Team Leader
  • Chris Cernek – Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Jim Cacioppo – Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Bob Farina – Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Dorothy Karr – Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Tom Schroeder – Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Steven Vernon – Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Anthony Basilios – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer
  • Dan Linder – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

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Contact Us

Get connected with a First Midwest Commercial Banker today.

Contact Information
David Hall
dave.hall@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2505
Heidi Smithson
heidi.smithson@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2504
Chris Cernek
chris.cernek@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2537
Jim Cacioppo
jim.caioppo@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2523
Bob Farina
bob.farina@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2531
Dorothy Karr
dorothy.karr@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2585
Tom Schroeder
tom.schroeder@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2545
Steven Vernon
steven.vernon@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2503
Anthony Basilios
anthony.basilios@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2598
Dan Linder
dan.linder@firstmidwest.com
(847) 870-2539

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