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Bradford Allen secures 10,000-SF, ten-year renewal at 200 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Ben Azulay, Principal, completed a 10,000-square-foot, ten-year lease renewal for Rubinos and Mesia Engineers, Inc. (RME) at 200 S. Michigan Avenue. The renewal allows the engineering firm to remain on the 15th floor of the Michigan Avenue office tower, where they have been a tenant for over 30 years. Craig Coupe of JLL represented the landlord in the transaction.

“Considering the ongoing impact of the pandemic on the marketplace, we were thrilled to be well-positioned to assist RME in accomplishing their goals. By successfully leveraging the market to their benefit, we were able to secure significant concessions as a component of their renewal for the next ten years,” explained Azulay.

Established in 1982, Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc. is a structural/civil engineering and construction management firm who have established a reputation among leading consultants as diligent, well-diversified program managers who provide a uniquely intimate design evaluation experience. The recipient of over 20 industry awards, RME has successfully completed over 2,000 projects to date.

“Jeff and I are really proud of Ben. We are living in extremely challenging times, and he and his team have continued to produce at a high level throughout the pandemic,” said Elbaum.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.

 

Bradford Allen completes 23,000-SF lease renewal in Lombard

Chicago, IL ­­– Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders, are pleased to announce that Senior Managing Director Joel Berger has completed a 22,916-square-foot lease renewal on behalf of Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Inc. The electrics manufacturer signed a six-year lease extension to remain in their offices at 1700 S. Finley Road in Lombard, IL, where they have been a tenant since 2001. Pete Adamo and Bill Elwood of CBRE represented the landlord, Group RMC.

“Like a number of companies, Cinch was left with unused office space as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic and our new normal of a substantial work-from-home culture. But as the vaccines continue to roll out and our economy begins to bounce back, we all agreed the space wouldn’t be underutilized for much longer. With the market still in recovery, it was the perfect time to lock down an extended renewal at favorable terms for the tenant,” explained Berger.

A member of the Bel Group, Cinch Connectivity Solutions has been providing custom engineered solutions for over 100 years. The vertically integrated supplier focuses on high-performance electric connectors and cable assemblies to support military, wireless communications, aerospace, data networking, telecommunications, and harsh-environment use applications.

“Joel is a veteran of the industry and has earned a reputation as a true professional in every sense of the word. Jeff and I are very proud of Joel. We are living in very challenging times, and he continues to provide service at the highest level regardless of the circumstances,” said Elbaum.


About Bradford Allen

Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services. For more information, visit bradfordallen.com.

 

Bradford Allen Investment Advisors acquires 570 Lake Cook Road

Chicago, IL ­– John Butler, Executive Managing Director of BAIA, is proud to announce the acquisition of 570 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, IL. Bradford Allen Realty Services will be the leasing agent, while Bradford Allen Management Services will be the property manager.

Built in 1984, the newly renovated property is a 137,492-square-foot suburban office building located at the Lake Cook Metra stop. Joel Berger, Senior Managing Director, and Matt Alexander, Managing Director, will lease the four-story property, which currently offers 40,000 square feet of vacancies, an underway spec suite program, and move-in ready options for tenants. A new lounge and state-of-the-art conference facilities were also recently implemented. Situated less than two miles from I-94 and I-294, its prominent frontage along Lake Cook Road is seen by 36,000 vehicles each day.

“The property is really a hidden gem within that market. It is far and away the best option for smaller and mid-sized tenants, with each floor having two wings that offer flexible space size with a great window line. It’s attached to the Metra station and offers wonderful proximity to walkable amenities, in addition to building amenities,” said Berger.

“We just renewed Sedgwick Claims Management Service on a 10,000-square-foot lease, and we’re set for continued success through the coming year. The heated, underground parking and top-floor solarium lounge are both really significant perks at this price point and make for an attractive option to tenants,” added Berger.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.

 

Bradford Allen secures 180 N. Wacker leasing assignment in Chicago CBD

Chicago, IL – Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders, are pleased to announce that Bradford Allen has been appointed the exclusive leasing agent for 180 N. Wacker Drive in the Chicago CBD.

The team of Andy DeMoss (Senior Managing Director, Downtown Agency Leasing) and Alex Gordon (Director) will lease the six-story, 75,826-square-foot brick-and-timber loft. The property resides in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop and offers 21,915 square feet of availabilities. Built in 1923 and recently renovated in 2020, 180 N. Wacker features new spec suites and a private riverside patio. It has been owned by Greenstone Partners since 2019.

“There have not been many big wins for firms since the start of COVID, but our team has continued to secure new assignments and close deals, and this is another win for BA. The building will perform well as the majority of the vacancies have spectacular river views,” said DeMoss.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.

 

Bradford Allen hires Alex Gordon to expand Downtown Agency Leasing team

Chicago, IL ­– Andy DeMoss, Senior Managing Director, Downtown Agency Leasing at Bradford Allen, is thrilled to announce that Alex Gordon has joined the firm.

Gordon is the most recent addition to Bradford Allen’s Agency Leasing practice. Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Alex was an “in-house” leasing agent at Golub & Company, where he was responsible for the leasing of 300 S. Wacker, 444 N. Michigan, 111 W. Washington, 625 N. Michigan, and 680 N. Lakeshore. Previously, he was an assistant property manager with Tishman Speyer, where he worked on 525 W. Monroe and 190 S. LaSalle.

“I am very excited to join Bradford Allen, as they have a stellar reputation and significant presence in the Downtown Chicago market, and I’m equally as excited to work alongside Andy,” said Gordon.

“The addition of Alex rounds out the experience level on our team nicely. He will be working with me on our newest assignments, One North LaSalle and 180 North Wacker Drive,” added DeMoss.


About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen is a national commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. The company offers a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial, corporate, and not-for-profit clients. Services include strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen is the brand name of Bradford Allen Realty Services.