What does your company do? Continental Offices Ltd. is a multi-disciplined, full-service real estate firm with a broad range of in-house capabilities – property management, tenant relations, construction management, leasing and marketing.
How long have you been in business? Over 40 years; Continental Offices Ltd. was founded by Roland E. Casati in 1971.
Who is your target market? Commercial Property owners. We currently manage and lease Office and Apartment buildings as well as manage construction projects related to both. For our own account we manage the Regency Office Plaza, www.regencyofficeplaza.com, and the Continental Office Plaza, www.continentalofficeplaza.com.
What sets you apart from your competitors? Continental Offices is committed to a high level, results-focused response to every client and tenant. We attribute our capabilities to our good fortune of having starting in real estate as building owners. As a result, we view the real estate business from the owner’s perspective; have the experience to respond to our changing customer needs and a spirit of innovation to help us anticipate those needs.
What is the best way to get in touch with and receive information from your company? Kevork Derderian, President, 847.376.2001. We welcome you to visit our offices anytime at 2340 South River Road, Suite 300, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018.
What is your favorite part about your job? Finding solutions, real estate or otherwise. Getting to know our tenants and clients as people so we can better serve them and their businesses.
What is your favorite… book/ movie/ food? My favorites are always changing. Great food evolves every year with the innovative chefs that Chicago is so lucky to have. Right now I find the book “Mastery” by Robert Greene very interesting.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Anywhere with my wife Rolanda – 38 years of marriage is no better place to be. 2nd choice – Tanzania along the Serengeti Border. More species of beautiful animals than anywhere else in the world.
How has working with ADAR helped your business/organization? We have worked with the founders as SOLUS before they opened ADAR IT. We have always respected the fact that they have looked out for our best interests first and have helped us with many solutions over the years. ADAR IT’s highest priority is the safety of our data and the security of our systems; as well as making sure we have the fastest, smoothest, interface possible.