Bradford Allen appoints Ron Lakin as Senior Managing Director, Downtown Agency Services

Aggressively expanding the firm’s ability to pursue higher-value assets in the Downtown Chicago market

CHICAGO, IL — Bradford Allen announced today the appointment of Ron Lakin as Senior Managing Director, Downtown Agency Services. He will work alongside Andy DeMoss, Senior Managing Director, who was recently named the practice group’s leader.

A well-respected Chicago landlord representative, Lakin brings a wealth of institutional experience and long-standing client relationships. Lakin spent eight years as a Senior Vice President for CBRE after two years with Transwestern and previous roles with ORIX Real Estate Capital Inc., Golub & Co, and Stein & Company (now Mesirow).

“Our agency practice group has developed a formidable position in Chicago’s loft and secondary building markets. And now with Ron on board, the practice group is thrilled to be adding such a well-respected veteran in the Class A sector,” said DeMoss.

Laurence Elbaum, the firm’s Co-Founder added, “Ron’s vast experience and solid industry relationships will prove invaluable as we look forward to the continued growth of the company’s downtown agency practice.”

Lakin’s landmark career has been highlighted by leasing a number of Chicago’s prestigious office buildings and trophy towers, including 350 West Mart Center (1.31M SF), 353 N. Clark (1.18M SF), 321 N. Clark (896,502 SF), and 190 S. LaSalle (798,782 SF).

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