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Bradford Allen Hires Six New Associates as Company’s Growth Continues

CHICAGO – Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum, principals and co-founders of Bradford Allen are pleased to announce that the firm has hired six new associates to join the Chicago-based firm. As associates the new team members will concentrate on business development, strategic planning and transaction management.

Associates Erik Schmitt, Narmar Doyle and Pablo Bonnin will be working with the firm’s Senior Managing Director Ben Azulay specializing in tenant representation in the downtown Chicago office market. Doyle will also be working with the firm’s Managing Director Andrew DeMoss as a landlord representative for 209 W. Jackson, 216 W. Jackson and 79 W. Monroe. New associates Cory Schraier, Michael Mazza and CJ Ricciardi will be working closely with Bradford Allen’s Senior Managing Director Joel Berger who oversees the firm’s suburban Chicago office in Oak Brook.

“This young and energetic group of professionals truly complements the level of service that Bradford Allen provides its clients and lays the groundwork for the future of the firm,” said Elbaum. “They are representative of our continued growth throughout the Chicago marketplace.”

The new associates join the firm from:

  • Erik Schmitt – GreenPoint Partners
  • Narmar Doyle – Cassidy Turley in Cincinnati
  • Pablo Bonnin  – MBA/Masters of Architecture at UIC
  • Cory Schraier –  Internship with Newmark Knight Frank/Epic Realty
  • Michael Mazza – Twin Properties Management Group
  • CJ Ricciardi – Vector Marketing

About Bradford Allen 
Bradford Allen Realty Services, a Chicago-based commercial real estate firm, makes a full range of services and expertise available to entrepreneurial and corporate business entities, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm provides real estate strategy, advice, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners of real estate. Please visit our website at www.bradfordallen.com.

 

ePrize to Relocate and Expand Chicago Office to 415 N Dearborn

CHICAGO – Bradford Allen Realty Services represented ePrize, Inc. in a 9,420 square foot new lease at 415 N Dearborn in Chicago.  The tenant will occupy the entire fourth floor and a portion of the fifth floor of the brick-and-timber loft office building this December.

ePrize,  a Detroit-based digital engagement agency specializing in interactive mobile, social media, and web campaigns, was represented by Bradford Allen Senior Managing Director, Ben Azulay and Associate Justin Kessler.  

The firm’s recent acquisition of the mobile solutions firm, Cellit, prompted the need for the relocation and expansion, which merged the two firm’s offices together.  According to Azulay, the new location provides ePrize with building signage.  In addition, the open loft-office configuration will help to facilitate the integration of the two firms, and accommodate future Chicago growth.  

Joseph Storiz and Joshua Kellerman of Marc Realty represented the building ownership, Wells Street Companies.

About Bradford Allen 
Bradford Allen Realty Services, a Chicago-based, national commercial real estate company that provides a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial and corporate business entities as well as not-for-profit organizations.  The firm provides real estate strategy, advice, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners of real estate. For more information please visit our website at www.bradfordallen.com

 

Laurence Elbaum Re-elected Chairman of TCN Worldwide Board of Directors

CHICAGO – H. Ross Ford, president and CEO of TCN Worldwide, is pleased to announce Laurence Elbaum, principal and co-founder of Bradford Allen Realty Services/TCN Worldwide of Chicago, has been re-elected chairman for the 2012-2013 TCN Worldwide Board of Directors. Originally elected to the board of directors in 2006, Mr. Elbaum has served as the board’s chairman for the last two years.

“We are very pleased to announce that Larry Elbaum will continue to serve as the chairman of TCN Worldwide’s board of directors,” said Ross Ford, president and CEO of TCN Worldwide. “Larry’s impressive background, stellar reputation within the industry and continued commitment to our organization has set him apart as one of the organization’s most impressive leaders. We look forward to his continued contribution and are fortunate to have someone of his caliber help lead TCN Worldwide in accomplishing our strategic goals.”

Elbaum, a veteran broker from both New York City and Chicago’s commercial office leasing market, co-founded Bradford Allen Realty Services with Jeffrey Bernstein in October 2003. Their Chicago-based national commercial real estate firm provides its clients with a fresh perspective, significant local industry relationships and extensive market knowledge. Through its affiliation with TCN Worldwide, Bradford Allen additionally offers expanded services on the local, national, and international levels.

The 2012-2013 TCN Worldwide Board of Directors include:

  • Larry Elbaum, co-founder and principal of Bradford Allen Realty Services/TCN Worldwide in Chicago, IL. Mr. Elbaum will serve as the Chairman of the Board
  • David S. Greene, president of Brokerage Services with New York City-based Murray Hill Properties/TCN Worldwide. Mr. Greene will serve as Vice Chairman Kenneth Ulsaker, vice president of Long & Foster Commercial/TCN Worldwide of Washington DC. Mr. Ulsaker will serve as Treasurer
  • Barry Beitler, president of Beitler Commercial Realty Services/TCN Worldwide in Los Angeles. Mr. Beitler will serve as Secretary
  • William P. Nice, Jr., principal at Chartwell Group/TCN Worldwide, northeastern Ohio’s largest locally owned commercial real estate firm.
  • Tom Sutherland, principal at CASE Commercial/TCN Worldwide in Dallas, TX.
  • H. Ross Ford, president & CEO of TCN Worldwide in Plano, TX. Mr. Ford is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization and the implementation of all expansion and networking initiatives

About TCN Worldwide
TCN Worldwide, a consortium of independent commercial real estate firms, provides complete integrated real estate solutions locally and internationally.  With approximately $27.1 billion in annual transactions and over 80 million square feet of space under management, the organization ranks as one of the largest service providers in the industry.  An extensive range of real estate services coupled with a personal commitment to exceed client expectations is what allows TCN Worldwide to be a leader within the commercial real estate industry.  Formed in 1989, TCN Worldwide is comprised of over 800 commercial real estate professionals serving more than 200 primary and secondary markets worldwide.

About Bradford Allen 
Bradford Allen Realty Services, a Chicago-based commercial real estate firm, makes a full range of services and expertise available to entrepreneurial and corporate business entities, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm provides real estate strategy, advice, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners of real estate. Please visit our website at www.bradfordallen.com.