Monthly Archives: October 2013

Third Quarter 2013 Chicago Downtown Office Market Report

Improving Trend Continues as Downtown Chicago Office Market Records Positive Net Absorption

The downtown Chicago office market continues to improve. This is being driven by steady demand from tenants looking for CBD locations that can help them attract talent. This theme has been in play for several years now and is illustrated by both suburban and out-of-area employers relocating to downtown Chicago. It was again evident during the third quarter with the announcement that AT&T was relocating 500 workers from the Northwest suburbs to their office at 225 West Randolph Street.

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Bradford Allen Promotes Justin Kessler to Director

CHICAGO –   Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum, principals and co-founders of Bradford Allen have announced that Justin Kessler was promoted to director of the Chicago-based commercial real estate company in October 2013. Kessler joined Bradford Allen n in 2011 as an associate and is based in Bradford Allen’s downtown office.

“Justin’s rapid growth as a real estate professional has been quite impressive. We look forward to his continued success in his career and as a valued member of our firm,” said Elbaum.

Kessler focuses on downtown based Chicago companies and represents a broad spectrum of firms.  Since joining the firm, he has worked with many well-known corporations including ePrize, Bright Pink and DLS Software Solutions.

Kessler received a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.  Prior to joining Bradford Allen, he worked as a Managing Director for ONCOR International.

About Bradford Allen 
Bradford Allen Realty Services, a Chicago-based, national commercial real estate company 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