Skip to Main Content

“They have high integrity, and that’s the type of people I like to work with.”

As Chicagoans, hard work is in our blood. We’ll hustle to support you, meet your deadlines, and help you close ahead of schedule. Being a dependable partner is crucial for us—and we have the track record to back it up.

Looking for a reliable lender you’ll enjoy dealing with? We’d love to meet you.

Talk To Us

El train goes past a large apartment building in Chicago

“Very respectful of my time…”

Byline was very responsive and really wanted to work the deal with us. We didn’t have to start over with loan documents. That was huge. I really enjoy working with Sarah and Matt. I’ve had lenders where I ask them to do something and it takes months before it’s done. Sarah and Matt are really good at following up quickly.

Michael SchackPrincipal, Dayton Street Partners

“They did what they said they would do…”

What I’m really looking for is a simpler, more streamlined process. Everybody’s time is valuable, and I prefer not to spend it on additional hoops to jump through. Byline always tried to make it a smooth experience and to accommodate us with terms that we wanted, within reason.

William CareyManager, The Schirm Firm

Custom reaI estate financing for all asset classes.

Whether your project’s a new build or improving an existing building, we’ve provided the financing for properties of all types, including:

  • Multifamily
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Medical office
  • Student housing
  • Self-storage
  • Owner-occupied mixed use property

Flexible real estate loan structures for the middle market.

Term Loans

Financing of various lengths to fit with your specific deals.

Construction Loans

When you have big plans for a new building project.

Bridge Lending

For value-add projects that need new leasing, positioning, or more.

Acquisition Loans

Buying or refinancing an existing building? We’ve got you covered.

Meet Our Team


John Barkidjija

Executive Vice PresidentHead of Commercial Real Estate and Specialty Finance

Joanne Campanile

(312) 660-5775Senior Vice PresidentCommercial Real Estate

Matt Robertson

(630) 929-7702Senior Vice President & Team LeadCommercial Real Estate

Sarah Hunter

(847) 256-9531Vice PresidentCommercial Real Estate

About Byline Bank

Byline Bank is a full-service commercial bank with approximately $7.4 billion in assets, serving small businesses, mid-market companies, and consumers.

Operating over 40 branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas, Byline’s been a community partner in its neighborhoods for over 100 years.

In addition to being a Top 5 SBA lender in the nation*, Byline offers a competitive range of commercial lending products backed by experts with decades of experience in the industry.

*National ranking: Ranked by the U.S. Small Business Administration by volume FY2022

About Us