Preferred Management and Leasing

About Us


Preferred Management & Leasing was founded in 1992 and the team has managed over 45 commercial properties, 300 tenants, more than one million square feet of space, 65 acres of development property and built over a 100,000 square feet of commercial real estate. Our widespread knowledge of this market makes our advantage your advantage. 

Great Partnerships

The key to our success over the years is our strong partnerships. We take great pride in knowing that we are surrounded by the best. From our knowledgeable and vested stakeholders to our reliable and reputable contractors you can be assured in knowing your investment is protected with us.

Long Term Relationships

When working with Preferred Management & Leasing you are not just a property, you are a priority. We strive to develop long term relationships with our clients and this is accomplished by regular communication, quality service and exceeding expectations. 

Our Team

Mike Durr


Mike has lived in Springfield, IL for more than 50 years. The company was established in 1988 to develop and manage commercial property owned by its shareholder. As the word grew about the excellent services the company offered so has the business. Today, PML is providing management and leasing services to property owners throughout Central Illinois.

Lisa Carter


Lisa joined PM&L after a brief career working as a CPA for an auditing firm. She has been responsible for all financial operations of the company for over 20 years. Her responsibilities include all accounting and reporting functions, cost analysis for properties and financial summaries for tax return preparation. 

Curtis Tillett


 Curtis Tillett has worked in the commercial development, sales and leasing business since 1985. Curtis works with buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in the sale and leasing of properties in Springfield and the surrounding areas. During the past 30 years, Curtis has been involved in the successful redevelopment, development and management of several large projects 



 PM&L's success is not due to only efforts of our own, we are surrounded by great partners. We have a long list of qualified, reliable and reputable consultants and contractors to serve our clients from certified HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractors to marketing, and commercial real estate brokers. When you work with PM&L our partners are your partners. 



 Our clients are just important to us as their properties are to them. Our clients are a make up individual Investors who own commercial properties that range from office space, retail space to wholesale and development properties. Our team does not begin with our staff and partners, it begins with our clients. Your needs drive us to develop solutions.