About Realty Metrix

Realty Metrix Commercial - A proven deal maker in the Chicagoland area

Realty Metrix Commercial is a full service commercial real estate firm located in Algonquin, IL – a northwest suburb of Chicago. In 2015, Partners Linda Kost and Dave Schmidt partnered to form a firm that would provide the highest level of individualized service to a select client base by utilizing their 50 years of combined commercial real estate experience.

We take pride in paying great attention to the details of a transaction and understand the nuances of modern-day commercial real estate. Linda draws upon her vast knowledge in commercial real estate development and leasing and can guide clients through acquisitions, dispositions, entitlement, lease negotiations and marketing strategies all in an effort to maximize value.

Realty Metrix Commercial specializes in retail, industrial, land and investment sales and have a commanding presence in Kane and McHenry counties and the Randall Rd corridor within the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Some of the premier clients that we have represented include: Sam’s Club, Tutor Time, Premier Vets, Girl Scouts, PigglyWiggly, Dominick’s, Walgreens, True Value, Ace Hardware, Wingstop, Dunkin Donuts, Massage Green, Premier Veterinary Group and Cross Kick Fitness.

Upon the unfortunate passing of Dave in 2020, due to COVID-19, Realty Metrix was transferred as a DBA to Grid 7 Properties LTD, a property management and brokerage firm. Realty Metrix and Grid 7 Properties are industry leaders within the Kane County Market with a large client base and strong balance sheets.

Linda Kost, Senior Broker/ Partner – Realty Metrix Commercial

Linda Kost has over 32 years of commercial real estate experience and is a retail specialist in Northern Illinois. She has held senior positions with Coldwell Banker Commercial, The Crown Group, Centerville Properties and Premier Commercial Realty.

In addition to her retail expertise she has significant experience in Retail Development, Landlord & Tenant Representation, Investment Sales and disposition of REO assets. Linda has completed over 1,700 hundred leases in her career and assisted in the development, sales or acquisition of over $450 million worth of projects.

She is also a member of the Northern Illinois Commercial Associations of Realtors.

About Grid 7 Properties

Grid 7 is a full-service property management and residential real estate firm with two strategically placed locations in the Chicagoland suburbs. They specialize in managing and maintaining condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes, and small multi-family properties; providing exceptional, reliable property management services for busy property owners throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. Grid 7 Properties manages 600 residential doors and approximately 500,000 sq.ft. of commercial space.

In memory of Dave Schmidt, Founding Partner

Dave Schmidt contributed 20 years of commercial real estate experience as well as land acquisition, investment sales and project management experience to the founding of Realty Metrix Commercial in 2015. We were devastated to have lost Dave in May of 2020 to COVID-19. Dave had an impeccable work ethic, which was matched by his exceptional dedication to every deal, client and project, ideals that will always remain a large part of our company philosophy.


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