In October of 2001, Executive Real Estate Consulting Services, Inc. (ERCS) was established by Mrs. Angel Renee Lewis and remains the only 100% minority owned and operated land acquisition and relocation consulting firm in southern Illinois; certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).
Since 2001, ERCS has provided project management, acquisition and relocation consulting services on public and private development projects with budgets ranging from several hundred to several million dollars. ERCS has served as both a prime vendor and/or a sub-contractor on various types of land acquisition projects for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
In 2009, ERCS became a DBE certified vendor for project management, land acquisition and relocation consulting services with the United States General Services Administration (GSA) – Land Acquisition and Relocation Services – Property Disposal Zone (Regions 1, 2, & 5). Headquartered in Belleville, Illinois, the ERCS Team focuses on seven areas of discipline: Project Management, Environmental Services Appraisals, Review Appraisals, Specialty Reports, Land Surveys, Relocation and Negotiations Consulting Services in accordance with the Uniform Act as amended (URA).