Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : Half Full, or Half Empty? Naperville Commercial Real Estate

Half Full, or Half Empty? Naperville Commercial Real Estate

I hope to open up a Scooter Dealership in Naperville in the next 6 months.

I have been looking at locations in and around Naperville, and I have a couple locations that I believe would be perfect for my business:

A commercial property on River Road in Naperville         Location 2 for Naperville Scooter?


I am currently discussing these locations with their agents.  Both would be great for my business.  Good locations, about the right size, and most importantly, affordable.  Despite my enthusiasm for these spots, I went out looking at more spaces yesterday, hoping to find even better locations.

I was blown away by what I found...


Vacant Naperville Commercial Property


Vacant Commercial Space in Naperville


Vacant Naperville Commercial Property


Literally hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial property sitting vacant.  I had other spots I was going to visit, but I saw no need.  I had seen enough...

But is the glass half full, or half empty?

The pessimist sees a bad economy.  Broken dreams.  Reasons not to start a new business...

The optimist sees opportunity.  Potentially very low rents.  Possibilities...

What do you think?

Is the glass half full, or half empty?  Chase your dreams.



Catch up on my story with the following links:

Chasing a Dream:  The Naperville Scooter Store

My Dream is Becoming a Reality:  The Naperville Scooter Store

or follow my dream on Facebook:

Naperville Scooters






Comment balloon 4 commentsKen Tracy • November 14 2012 08:22AM


One lesson I learned from college. A half cup of beer is pretty cool either way. Life is what you make it, opportunity or crisis.

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) about 6 years ago

I think scooters are great in any economy. Are they electric scooters? We have a friend here who has an Ebike company and he is doing extremely well.

Posted by Liz Hill (YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP BROKERAGE) about 6 years ago

Hi Liz an Doug.  Thanks for stopping in!

Doug, I want to party with you.

Liz, I own a gas scooter.  Great in any economy.  Fun and Functional.  Can't wait to get my doors open!

Thanks again,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 6 years ago

Hi Ken.  Great format to get your message across to potential buyer, sellers, tenants and landlords.

I can relate to Doug's comment.  Go for it!

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 6 years ago

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