CHICAGO – Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum, principals and co-founders of Bradford Allen are pleased to announce that Michael Pontarelli has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director – Agency Services.
Bringing nearly 25 years of experience in commercial real estate to his role with Bradford Allen, Mr. Pontarelli has joined the firm’s agency services practice where he will focus on overseeing the day-to-day administration of the group as well as targeting and securing new leasing and management assignments throughout the Chicago area.
“Michael’s vast amount of knowledge and expertise of the industry, along with his exceptional leadership skills, will prove to be invaluable to our entire firm as well as our clients,” said Bernstein. “He has a track record for success, understands the industry and is known for his ability to think outside of the box.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Pontarelli has consistently been committed to creating value for clients. Under this commitment, he has successfully completed millions of square feet of lease transactions, participated in hundreds of dispositions, directed operations and transitions as well as created and executed marketing plans for his clients. Mr. Pontarelli has consistently developed new business, including the growth of his prior portfolio to over four and a half million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Michael was a Senior Vice President with Foresite Realty Partners, LLC in Rosemont, where he directed and managed nearly four and half million square feet, including leasing, management, strategic implementation and disposition. Before Foresite Realty Partners, he served as an Associate Vice President with UGL Services- Equis Operation, Inc. in Chicago. Here, Michael executed multiple projects and assisted in targeting strategic corporate and distressed real estate opportunities as well as assisted in developing and leading a new account team for a global conglomerate consisting of over 300 global locations.
Mr. Pontarelli is a graduate of Bradley University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is an active member of several industry-related organizations including BOMA, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA). Michael was also a long-time board member of a Chicago area Chamber of Commerce and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.
About Bradford Allen Realty Services
Bradford Allen Realty Services, a Chicago-based commercial real estate firm, offers a full range of 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.