Bradford Allen completes 35,000 SF of leasing in Downtown Chicago

Chicago, IL ­– Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce the firm’s Downtown Agency Services practice has completed three new leases for a total of 35,000 square feet in downtown Chicago. Workbox (represented by Grant Rich and Kyle Hundelt of Colliers) signed a new 13,738-SF lease at 600 W. Jackson in the historic Burnham Otis Building, Windrose Recovery Chicago (represented by David Goldberg of Special Assets) signed a new 10,905-SF lease at 142 E. Ontario, and StrategIQ Commerce signed a 10,150-SF lease at 217 N. Jefferson (represented by Andy Davidson, Boris Yelyashov, and Nathan Miller of MBRE). The team is led by Senior Managing Director Andy DeMoss and includes Director Alex Gordon and Associate Amy Zelasco.

“Touring velocity is back, but getting to the finish line in still a challenge. The current leasing environment requires being nimble, so we are thankful our clients have been able to match our speed and creativity to see these through to fruition,” 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 Completes 7,000-SF Lease Renewal in Downtown Chicago

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen are pleased to announce that Managing Director Justin Kessler and Associate Riley Schleifer completed a 7,000-square-foot lease renewal for Stone & Johnson at 111 W. Washington Street in Chicago, IL. The Landlord was represented by Erica Rogers of Golub & Company.

“We presented Stone & Johnson with a number of alternatives in the market, but their current space was already a great fit, and coupled with an aggressive offer from ownership, it ultimately meant that remaining was their best option. By leveraging the current market, a renewal also offered Stone & Johnson a significant savings to their previous lease,” said Kessler.

Stone & Johnson is a civil litigation law firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. The firm has a broad range of experience which includes the defense of disputes involving insurance coverage, premises liability, construction accidents and defects, workers’ compensation, products liability, professional liability, school bus operation, and automobile accidents. The firm possesses Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating, which ranks the firm’s legal ability as preeminent and its ethical standard as very high. The firm is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s coveted Bar Register as one of a select number of litigation firms in the Chicagoland area.


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 16,500-SF Lease Renewal in Deerfield, IL

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Senior Managing Director Joel Berger has completed a 16,500-square-foot renewal lease between Vail Systems, Inc. and the ownership of 570 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, IL. Vail, a long-time tenant and the second-largest in the building, signed a five-year renewal. Dan McCarthy of JLL represented Vail in the transaction.

“The ownership was thrilled that Vail decided to renew at 570 Lake Cook Road,” said Berger. “I believe Vail placed value on having the Metra platform attached to the building’s parking lot, the underground heated parking garage, and ownership’s commitment to upgrading the property overall.”

Founded in 1991, Vail Systems is a telephony software and cloud services company that uses its advanced technology to enhance billions of customer conversations every year. Vail is committed to creating business value for clients and growth opportunities for employees by developing solutions that inspire people to interact freely and authentically.

“We are so happy that Vail Systems decided to renew at 570,” said Elbaum.

“Vail’s decision to remain at 570 has reconfirmed our belief in the building’s value proposition and the amenities that set it apart from its direct competition,” added Bernstein.


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 10,500-SF Lease in Elmhurst, IL

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Managing Director Norm Murdoch completed a new 10,500-square-foot lease between Parkway Dental Services, LLC and the ownership of 501 West Lake. Parkway, a dental supplies and equipment provider, signed a seven-year lease for their first Illinois location.

“Parkway Dental sought a centrally located property within the Chicagoland suburbs with easy access for both clients and staff. In addition, they wanted the ability to be up and running quickly. We were excited to be able to fulfill both requirements with 501 West Lake, which is highly accessible to I-290, 1-294, and Route 83, in addition to its close proximity to the downtown Elmhurst Metra. It also happens to have been previously occupied by a tenant in the same industry, so the existing conditions were ideal for Parkway’s needs,” explained Murdoch.

Parkway was founded in New Jersey in 1975 and remains a family-operated business to this day. Serving the New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Pennsylvania dental community for over 40 years, their commitment to delivering a great experience for the dental team has allowed them to grow into a regionally known, highly respected, full-service provider of dental supplies and equipment.

“This transaction highlights Norm’s instincts and deep market knowledge. His understanding of the tenant’s needs, coupled with his awareness of the unique attributes of this particular space, allowed him to structure this deal to the benefit of both parties,” 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 in E/W Corridor

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Joel Berger, Senior Managing Director, completed a 23,000-square-foot lease (12,000-square-foot renewal and 11,000-square-foot expansion) for Professional Wealth Advisors (PWA) at 2655 Warrenville Road in Downers Grove, IL. The building is owned and leased by Transwestern Investment.

“Professional Wealth Advisors’ recent merger with HighPoint Planning Partners was a significant expansion and a real game changer for the industry. We were pleased to be able to support that rapid growth by nearly doubling the size of their footprint at their current Downers Grove space,” explained Berger.

Professional Wealth Advisors was founded in 2015 by three partners seeking to structure a financial services platform to make independence for advisors more gratifying. PWA provides support in navigating the challenges, regulatory pressures, technology, and infrastructure necessary to provide high-quality service to clients and families. Upon the completion of the HighPoint merger, the firms will together manage over $8.5 billion in total client assets and support more than 200 financial advisors.

“Joel, an industry veteran, has continued to provide outstanding client service throughout the pandemic. Jeff and I are proud of Joel and the professionalism he delivers day in and day out,” 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.