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Bradford Allen Welcomes Wipfli to Tri-State Office Center

Lincolnshire, IL –– Dan Fernitz, Executive Managing Director of Bradford Allen Realty Services, is pleased to announce that the firm has recently completed a new lease with Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) for 33,431 square feet at Tri-State Office Center in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Bradford Allen was named the exclusive leasing agent for the five-building, 560,000 square foot office, Class A office complex upon the sale of the property back in September 2017.

A top 20 national accounting and consulting firm established in 1930, Wipfli has continued to keep pace with the growing Chicago market-needs by combining with five local firms in the last three years alone — expanding their breadth of services and geographic reach. The firm’s focus on a larger, unified Chicagoland presence resulted in a necessary combined office expansion. This new location at Tri-State is a consolidation of four northern Illinois Wipfli offices into 33,431 square feet on the third floor of the 100 building. Wipfli was represented locally by Gary Fazzio, Jon Springer and James Otto of CBRE in partnership with the Davidson Companies based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Matt Alexander, Managing Director, and Milan Gacanovic, Associate of Bradford Allen, as the new leasing agents, together with Jon Connor of Colliers, the former leasing agent, represented ownership in the transaction.

“Wipfli recognized the value of bringing their North Suburban teams to a single location,” said Dan Fernitz. “The new workspace will allow for stronger collaboration among the Wipfli staff and future growth within the complex. On-site amenities combined with building signage on Interstate 94 provide a very exciting long-term occupancy opportunity.”

Constructed between 1984 and 1989, Tri-State Office Center sits on 38 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds at the four-way interchange of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) and Half Day Road (Route 22). The complex offers an unparalleled amenity center, including a conference center and a 135-seat auditorium in the 200 Building, along with a fitness center and deli in the 300 building. Ownership is in the early stages of completing $17 million worth of renovations and improvements to the property, including upgrades to the elevators, roofs, cooling towers, parking and common areas.

About Wipfli
With more than 2,000 associates in 48 locations in the United States and two offices in India, Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 88 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow. Through the firm’s membership in Allinial Global, Wipfli can draw upon the resources of firms from around the world, helping businesses whenever and wherever they need it. For more information, visit


Bradford Allen Promotes Matt Wright to Director

Chicago, IL – Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Matt Wright has been promoted to Director. Wright, formerly an Associate with the firm, joined Bradford Allen in 2014 and is a member of both the Downtown Chicago Tenant Representation and Landlord Representation leasing teams.

Wright is currently part of the leasing team that represents eight properties totaling over 1 million square feet including 209 West Jackson, 67 East Madison and 79 West Monroe. Additionally, some of Wright’s recently completed tenant representation transactions include representing Simple Mills in their new 10,000sf lease at 435 North LaSalle and Popular Pays new 6,800sf lease at 130 South Jefferson.

Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Wright worked at Echo Logistics after graduating from Southern Methodist University.
“Jeff and I are thrilled with Matt’s growth and maturity,” said Elbaum. “We both look forward to watching Matt progress as his career continues to take off”.


John Millner Promoted to Managing Director

Chicago, IL – Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that John Millner has been promoted to Managing Director. Millner, formerly a Director with the firm, joined Bradford Allen in 2009 and is a member of our Suburban Chicago leasing team.

Millner currently represents 14 properties totaling over 1.5 million square feet including 1751 West Diehl Road in Naperville and 396 Remington Boulevard in Bolingbrook. Some of Millner’s recently completed transactions include representing the ownership of 220 Remington Boulevard in Bolingbrook with a new 28,800 SF lease for S&S Activewear; representing the ownership of 25 Northwest Point in Elk Grove Village with the renewal and expansion of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for 14,176 SF and partnering with Ryan Moen to arrange the sale of 130 West Liberty Drive, a 25,075 square foot retail property in Wheaton.

Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Millner worked as a commercial real estate advisor for O’Donnell Commercial Real Estate in St. Charles, Illinois.

“Jeff and I are could not be happier with John’s progress,” said Elbaum. “John has really made a name for himself as a Landlord’s representative in the Chicagoland Suburbs and his accomplishments are impressive. We both look forward to watching John take his career to the next level”.

John is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. John has also earned his CCIM designation and resides in Lombard, Illinois with his wife and two sons.


Bradford Allen Adds New Leasing Assignment at 142 E Ontario

Chicago, IL – Daniel Fernitz, Executive Managing Director of Agency Services, is pleased to announce that Bradford Allen has recently been appointed the exclusive leasing agent for 142 E Ontario in Chicago by the American Osteopathic Association. Managing Director Andy DeMoss and Director Matt Wright will be the leasing agents for the 137,050 SF office building.

Built in 1986, this 18-story contemporary office building, with an average floorplate of 7,510 RSF is 82% leased. Many floors feature private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows which offer spectacular views of Michigan Avenue. A combination of full floors and individual suites are available at relatively modest prices given the quality of the location.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the American Osteopathic Association as their leasing agents for this well-positioned property,” said Fernitz.


Bradford Allen Adds 2 New Leasing Assignments

Chicago, IL – Daniel Fernitz, Executive Managing Director of Agency Services, is pleased to announce that Bradford Allen has been appointed the exclusive leasing agent for two properties, one in Northbrook and one in Park Ridge.

Bradford Allen has been hired to represent 1200 Shermer Road in Northbrook. Dan Fernitz will be the leasing agent for the 80,811 SF office building. Built in 1982 this four-story property is well positioned close to both I-294 and I-94 and is within walking distance to downtown Northbrook and the Northbrook Metra station. Renovations to the common areas, restrooms, and conference facility are currently underway.

Additionally, Bradford Allen has been hired to represent 1300 Higgins Road in Park Ridge. Senior Managing Director Joel Berger will be the leasing agent for the 95,600 SF office building. Built in 1987 and located just off the 4-way interchange of Cumberland Avenue and I-90. Recent renovations include a new plaza, updated restrooms, heated garage, conferencing center, and mini market. With a great location, the O’Hare Corporate Center is a three-story atrium building with an abundance of natural light, walking distance to the CTA Blue Line, restaurants, and the new Marianos.

“We are excited to be working with these two local Owners to provide a high level of touch and attention to their Properties,” said Fernitz. “These Owners recognize the value of an entrepreneurial, project-focused Agent as a part of their team.”