Joe specializes in land, investment properties and commercial sales and leasing in St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties. He is a local expert in Southwestern Illinois with extensive knowledge of the communities he serves and commitment to diligently assisting clients in meeting their real estate goals.
Prior to launching his real estate career in 2000, Joe excelled during a 26-year career with Southwestern Bell. He advanced to area manager before he retired and ultimately transitioned to real estate.
Joe's experience in the telecommunications industry gives him a broad understanding of key business practices along with excellent communications skills that translate well to the negotiation of various real estate transactions. Through his representation of numerous clients over the years, Joe has developed a great working relationship with many of the local leaders, lenders and decision-makers in the communities where his clients are most active.
Past projects range from the land acquisition for construction of a manufacturing company’s new 160,000-square-foot plant. Joe assists startup clients in leasing their very first space. He is familiar with economic incentive programs, including TIF and Enterprise Zones, helping his clients to tap into those incentives when available.
Joe also helps clients gain a better understanding the most important items to consider when assessing the value of investment property, such as apartments, office buildings or storage units, whether they are buying or selling.
Joe was named Realtor of the Year by the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois in 2014 and served as President of the association in 2010-11. He has been recognized for outstanding performance and was previously awarded the President’s Club Award from the realtors for his sales production.
Now in his 18th year of working in real estate, Joe currently serves on a state level Commercial and Investment Committee for the Illinois Realtors. He has served on many committees for the local realtor association and is a major investor in the Realtor Association’s RPAC. Joe is a board member for the Columbia, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and serves as the vice chairman for the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation.
Joe is a lifelong Illinois resident and has lived in Columbia since 1983. He has been married to his wife Betty since 1995. Joe is the proud father of two daughters and one granddaughter.
- Ainad Shrine Temple
- Columbia Chamber of Commerce
- Granite City Masonic Lodge #877
- Illinois Realtors
- National Association of Realtors
- Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville -- Edwardsville, Ill. -- 1970-73.
Community Event Center for Sale
Community Event Center - Located in an Opportunity Zone14,250 SF Commercial Building for Sale. Ideal Uses: Church, Wedding Venue, Bingo Hall, Banquet Center.Well Maintained Facility with LED Lighting, Commercial Kitchen w/Walk-In Cooler, Hood, Range and 3 Basin Sink. Hall has Seating for over 500; Parking for 250. Building has 2 Offices, Cloakroom, Utility Room and 8 Restrooms.
4 Fully Leased Rental Homes
Single Family Rental Investment PortfolioFour 2 Bed / 1 Bath Single Family Rental Homes. Properties are Fully Leased with Steady Income. All Properties have been recently remodeled.
670 SF Office Space for Lease
Small Office Space for Lease670 SF Open Office Space available for Lease in the Thompson Gas Building. Good visibility on North Illinois (Route 159) with 18,000 ADT. Lease includes Trash, Water and Sewer.
4,360 SF Retail/Showroom for Sale
Retail / Showroom for Sale4,360 SF Commercial Building currently utilized as a Small Engine Repair Shop and Parts Dealer. The Building consists of: Retail/Showroom, Restroom and Shop Space on Main Level and an Office and Restroom on the Second Level. Building has 3 Phase Power.
9.6 Acre Development Opportunity
Interstate Visibility Development Site9.6 Acre Development Site along I-64, located in a TIF (Washington Park). Located near the I-64 and St. Clair Ave Exit 6. Bordered by Harriet Street to the North.
Pet Resort/Grooming Business for Sale
Business Opportunity - Full Service Turn-Key Pet Resort/Grooming BusinessTurn-Key Pet Kenneling, Grooming and Daycare Service on 3,600 SF 2.4 Acres. Well Maintained Full-Service Center, Built in 2005. Opportunity to take over a thriving Business.2,100 SF - Office, Grooming Area, Cat Room and Suites.40 Outside Kennels and 44 Inside Kennels.
6,304 SF Commercial Building
6,304 SF Former Funeral Home for Sale.Main Level Consists of: Viewing and Sitting Parlors, Office, Prep Room, Garage and Loading DockSecond Floor Consists Of: An Office, Kitchen, Restroom and Storage AreaA Lounge is located on the Lower LevelAdjacent 2 Story; 4,074 SF Building also available for Sale. Possible 2-4 Family Conversion.
10,326 SF Industrial Building for Lease
Light Manufacturing Industrial Building with Office/Work Area10,326 SF Light Manufacturing Industrial Building for Lease. 6,826 SF Warehouse with 3,500 SF Office/Work Area. Visible from I-255.Warehouse Space Consists of: (2) 8' X 8' Dock Doors and (2) 12' X 12' OHD's. 3 Phase, 400 Amp, 240V Electric Service.
4,450 SF Commercial Building for Sale
Well maintained 4,540 SF 2 Story Commercial Building on a 2,276 SF Basement with a newer Roof, HVAC, Security System and Sprinkler System. Previous use as a Daycare Center. Off Street Parking, 2 Stairwells to the 2nd Floor for an additional exit. Possible to convert to Office, Retail, Multi-Family or Group Home Services. Could easily be reopened as a Daycare Center.
11,580 SF Funeral Home
Operating Funeral Home - Braun Colonial. 11,580 SF Facility, very well maintained, 2 parlors, 2 offices, casket display, preparation room, family lounge, large garage areas, 50 parking spaces on asphalt lot, There is a 1500 SF apartment on the 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, living room and dining.
2.3 Acre Commercial Development Site
2.3 Acre Commercial Site with great visibility to I-255. Zoned Highway Business. Possible Storage units. 53,200 CPD on I-255, 2,700 CPD on Old State Route 3.
1.88 Acre Commercial Development Site
1.88 Acres of Commercial Land located between Columbia and Dupo and minutes from the JB Bridge. Excellent Visibility from I-255 with 53,200 ADT. 140' of Frontage on Old State Route 3. All Utilities on Site. Site has been cleared of all structures and leveled.