Introduction

Strategies In Site, Inc. (“SIS, Inc.”) is an advisory firm specializing in strategic planning, business development, project and transactions management.

Mission

SIS, Inc.’s mission is to open its client’s vision to the diversity of possibilities in dealing with economic development, strategy, legal matters, real estate issues, process reengineering, organizational structure and inclusion.  We act as an outsourced resource to provide organizations, companies and municipalities with preeminent advisory services to implement their strategies and enable them to optimize their assets and customer relationships.

Background

An Illinois corporation, SIS, Inc. is headed by Cecilia A. Mowatt, a professional with over twenty years of public and private sector experience.   Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, SIS, Inc. has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise and/or a Woman Business Enterprise by the Chicago Minority Business Development Council, City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Practice

SIS, Inc. endeavors to provide capacity building economic and community development services globally to clients, especially those in underserved communities, through strategic insights on holistic economic development focused on education, trade and land/asset management.

Services

Strategic Planning, Site Selection, Transaction Structuring and Analysis, Legal and Negotiations Management, Project Management, Asset Management, Process Reengineering, Change Management and Business Development.  SIS, Inc. works closely with clients to provide advice on management strategy and execution services for Public Private Partnerships, from initial consulting on program strategic planning to general project management, customer/community relationship management and process reengineering.

Experience

The principal of SIS, Inc. has worked with a broad array of institutions, service providers, assets and structures necessary to ensure the successful and timely completion of transactions on the client’s behalf.  In particular, SIS, Inc. has had experience with the following:

Clients/Employers Service Providers Assets
  • Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Ameritech
  • McDonald’s 
  • Cook County
  • Village of Ford Heights
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Euromediterranee
  • E&T Real Estate
  • Village of Fountains
  • UBM
  • San Miguel Febres Cordero
  • Catalyst Schools
  • Trammell Crow
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Altheimer & Gray
  • Ernst & Young, Kenneth Laventhol
  • Staubach
  • NAI
  • Equis
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Stein & Company (predecessor to Mesirow Stein)
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • GVA Worldwide
  • Office Buildings
  • Telecommunication Central Office Buildings
  • Industrial Warehouses
  • Service and Sales Centers
  • Garages
  • Retail restaurants
  • Ancillary Real Estate such as ATMs and PCS
  • Senior Housing Centers
  • Elementary Schools
  • Infrastructure and Land Management

Management

Cecilia A. Mowatt, who brings over 20 years of public and private sector experience to bear, heads SIS, Inc.  Ms. Mowatt has advised domestic and international clients on a wide array of considerations, from general business development to real estate asset life cycle issues. Throughout her real estate career Ms. Mowatt was instrumental in developing corporate strategies, process improvements and performance measurements, as well as handling outsourcing of real estate transactions to align real estate with overall company strategies.  She has advised clients on portfolio management and transactions, successfully managing teams of lawyers, accountants, appraisers, consultants and other professionals, while serving the specific needs of the client/employer.  Prior to forming SIS, Inc., Ms. Mowatt was International President of GVA Worldwide, an international organization comprised of over 2600 real estate professionals in over 20 countries.  Ms. Mowatt, a lifelong Chicagoan, holds an A.B. from Stanford University and a J.D., M.B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley.  In addition to being a licensed attorney, she is also licensed by the state of Illinois as a real estate broker.


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