Bradford Allen Hires New Leasing Team

Chicago, IL – Bradford Allen is pleased to announce that Jim Higdon and Kate Forthofer have joined Bradford Allen as a Managing Director and Associate respectively. Bringing a combined 20 years of experience to Bradford Allen the pair will be joining the tenant representation team in our Oak Brook office focusing on the Chicagoland suburbs. Before joining Bradford Allen Higdon and Forthofer worked with Transwestern in Chicago.

Jim is a graduate of Illinois State University with a BSBA in Accounting and Finance. Before entering the world of commercial real estate, Jim was a CPA for a suburban accounting firm and a controller for a packaging company. Jim’s strong financial background and depth of market knowledge have contributed to his success in helping clients save money, increase flexibility and reduce risk. Jim’s client list includes Fidelity Investments, Ingersoll-Rand, Liberty Mutual, RUSH University Medical and JM Smuckers.

Kate is a graduate of North Central College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Prior to working in real estate Kate specialized in business development for telecommunication providers and furniture manufacturers. Since Partnering with Jim, two years ago, she has earned the reputation as an outstanding generator of new business opportunities.

“Jim and Kate’s in-depth knowledge and experience in the East/West & Northwest markets makes them an invaluable addition to our suburban practice overall,” said Elbaum. “We are very excited to welcome them to the BA team.”