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Pilewski & Associates

Joseph E. Pilewski
Pilewski & Associates, LLC
308 S. Jefferson St., #400
Chicago, Illinois 60661
312) 953-6070 (o) (312) 962-1979 (fax)
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Joe Pilewski has over 25 years of experience negotiating, structuring, and implementing business incentives, TIF, fiscal impact, and tax-exempt financing in the public and private sector to support business expansion, relocation, and new developments.

  • Site selection and business incentive negotiation
  • Financial feasibility studies for tax-exempt bond issues
  • Fiscal impact analysis
  • Coordination of tax-exempt bond issues
  • Negotiated over $1 billion of business incentives in over 20 states
  • Midwest Business Incentive Leader: Arthur Andersen, EY, and Duff & Phelps (1994 – 2013)
  • Authored TIF Redevelopment Plans or negotiated TIF subsidies across seven (7) states
  • Prepared fiscal impact analysis for redevelopments, and non-profits/corporate expansions
  • Prepared financial feasibility reports for TIF and water/sewer bond issues
  • Coordinated tax-exempt bond issues as Assistant Comptroller, City of Chicago (1989 – 1994)
Public Speaking
  • Brookings Institute (Urban Markets Initiative)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce (Economic Development Conference)
  • CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter (Chicago TIF Policies 2012, State and Local Incentives 2010)
  • Illinois Municipal League 2013 Annual Conference (Elements of a Successful Revenue Bond Issue)
  • Board of Directors, Illinois Chamber of Commerce (2006 – 2008)
  • Board of Directors, Illinois Tax Increment Association (1997 – 2013)
  • Chairman/Member, Village of Riverside Economic Development Commission (2002 – 2008)
  • Member, Union League Club of Chicago
  • Master of Management (Finance), J. L. Kellogg Graduate School, Northwestern University
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics) cum laude, Northern Illinois University