Industry Leader Gordon Ogden Named Exec Managing Director

Office market veteran will oversee firm’s New York-based tenant representation practice

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum, principals and co-founders of Bradford Allen, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced industry veteran Gordon Ogden has joined the brokerage as executive managing director. In this role, Ogden will lead Bradford Allen’s tenant representation practice in New York.

“Gordon has a proven track record of success across New York’s office sector, where he has negotiated hundreds of deals for top-tier local, national and international companies and corporations that call the city home,” said Elbaum. “Having had the privilege of working alongside him in the 1990s at the Edward S. Gordon Company, I know Gordon to be one of the finest in the business, and I am excited for him to expand our firm’s tenant representation practice across the New York metro region.”

In Manhattan, Ogden has transacted on behalf of firms such as The New York Times, Gannett, Nike and Publicis. His clientele extends to prominent law firms, including WilmerHale and Dewey & LeBoeuf, as well as financial institutions like Warburg Pincus LLC. Additionally, Ogden represented national food hall retailer Urban Space in both office and retail transactions. He has also facilitated major transactions globally, including deals in Tokyo, Sao Paolo, Paris and London.

For more than 26 years, Ogden led Byrnam Wood LLC, the firm he co-founded alongside Joseph Thanhauser in 1997. He previously served as a managing director in the tenant representation division at the Edward S. Gordon Company (ESG) from 1992–1995 and at CBRE from 1995–1997.

Ogden’s philanthropic work has included service on the boards of the Collegiate School, the Boys’ Club of New York and Job Path. He has also chaired the annual fund at Marymount School and served as a member of Episcopal High School’s development committee.

He holds a B.A. in political science from Washington and Lee University and is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and the Real Estate Board of New York, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award.

Bradford Allen maintains a full-service brokerage platform in both New York and Chicago, where the company is headquartered.

About Bradford Allen:
Bradford Allen (BA) is a commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. Founded in 2003 by principals Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum as an office brokerage, the firm has grown into a vertically integrated commercial real estate company, offering a full array of services and expertise across multiple U.S. markets to entrepreneurial, corporate and not-for-profit clients, including strategy, marketing and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners. For more information, visit

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