A Glimpse At Batavia Enterprises, Inc., Past To Present
Inspired by the “can-do” entrepreneurial spark that carried the USA through World War II, Larry Dempsey founded Batavia Enterprises, Inc.(BEI) in 1959. As Larry became familiar with the community while running Dunbar Kapple facilities in Batavia and Geneva, he became interested in investing in real estate.
He began with purchasing the 105,000 square foot former US Wind Engine and Pump Company facilities, the epicenter of US wind energy development.
These properties served as a government owned munitions manufacturing plant during WWII and through the mid-1950s, the partial industrial, partial office layout of the building was perfect for Larry’s first venture into creating a multi-tenant, mixed-use property.
Drive To Serve Our Customers’ Needs
Years Of Combined Experience
Licensed Real Estate Brokers In House
Square Feet Of Managed Property
Transactions Completed In 2020
share in his vision
focused on both marketing and operational elements
Third Generation Family Business
After 7 Years working in Commercial Real Estate for Heritage Property Investment Trust based out of Northbrook IL as the Asset Manager for Chicago and Michigan markets Austin Dempsey decided to leave the city and plant roots in Batavia. Taking on the role of Vice President in 2007 while learning from his father, Austin oversaw the leasing and operations of the company. In January of 2019 Austin was ready to take on the role as CEO of Batavia Enterprises Inc. when Gerry stepped into a Chairman of the board position. Austin Dempsey is proud to be a third-generation real estate business committed to bringing customer focused commercial, residential and property management services the Fox Valley.
Austin’s entrepreneurial mentality has brought opportunities for Batavia Enterprises Inc. to grow and expand services from property management to full service commercial real estate, acquiring a boutique residential real estate company, Miscella Real Estate, and repurposing an owned property to provide self-storage to St. Charles with In Towne Self-Storage.