Coleman Land Company was founded in St. Charles on June 1, 1940 by Leslie P. Coleman and his two sons, James L. Coleman and Charles Coleman.
Leslie Coleman had been in real estate continuously since 1920, and from 1921 to 1931 his firm, Coleman Brothers, was located on LaSalle Street in Chicago. From 1931 to 1940 (during the Great Depression) he operated his real estate business from his home in Wayne, Illinois.
Leslie chose Coleman Land Company as the name of the firm because the term “Land” meant not only the earth, (surface, sub-surface and air) but all things attached to it by nature or man.
The Coleman Land Company’s first location was on Main Street in downtown St. Charles above the then St. Charles National Bank building. In 1952, the Company moved to a downtown storefront building at 217 West Main Street until 1985 when they purchased their present corner location at 703 East Main Street.
Leslie died in 1957 and James Coleman carried on the family tradition. In 1960, as result of his efforts to broaden the scope of the Company as well as increasing its professionalism, James Coleman sought and earned the coveted MAI designation by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, now known as The Appraisal Institute. James Coleman went on to develop an impeccable reputation in the community for competence and integrity.
James Coleman Sr. was joined by two of his sons in 1972, Jim Jr. and Mark. The Coleman Land Company incorporated in 1975 with James L. Coleman, Sr. as President, James Coleman, Jr. and Mark Coleman as Vice Presidents.
The principal business activities during the 1970′s were residential and farm brokerage, and appraisal services. As James Jr. and Mark immersed themselves in the business, other real estate services were added including property management and real estate development. Peter Soderquist joined the firm in 1980 coming from a construction background. Pete has focused on appraisal and property management activities specializing in industrial properties. Pete acquired an ownership interest in the Coleman Land Company in 1995.
Today, the associates of Coleman Land Company offer decades of wide-ranging real estate experience, knowledge and resources. This enables them to provide varied real estate services to a broad client base in the residential, commercial and agricultural markets. The Coleman Land Company also engages in commercial leasing; real estate appraisal and consulting; property management; and for a growing segment of clients, real estate development.
PROFESSIONAL & ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of REALTORS®
Illinois Association of REALTORS®
REALTORS® Association of the Fox Valley
Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (Multiple Listing Association)
James Sr., James Jr. and Mark Coleman have each served as President of REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley