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.

 

BA Secures New Leasing Assignment with Historic One North LaSalle

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 One North LaSalle in the Chicago CBD.

One North LaSalle, a 47-story, 500,000-square-foot office tower, is a Chicago landmark and one of the city’s best surviving examples of the Art Deco movement that defined architecture of the 1920s. Its central location and storied history make it a prominent piece of Chicago’s Loop. In 2016, the building was renovated to include the addition of an outdoor terrace, fitness center, advanced conferencing facilities, and an upgraded tenant lounge. It is also one of the only dog-friendly buildings in the CBD. The property has been owned by Bridge Investment Group since 2018. Andy DeMoss, Senior Managing Director, Downtown Agency Leasing, will lead the leasing team.

“We’ve had our eye on One North LaSalle since it was acquired by Bridge a couple years ago. The floorplate size and tenant mix of high-quality professional and technology firms are a great complement to our experience, and we’re proud that ownership has entrusted us to lease their historic property. With its strong amenity package and eleven newly constructed spec suites ready to go, the building is situated to perform very well,” 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.

About Bridge Investment Group, LLC
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Bridge is a privately held real estate investment management firm with $20.2 billion in assets under management across the U.S. The firm’s 4,000 team members focus on select real estate verticals which offer above-market opportunities and returns: Office, Multifamily, Senior Housing and Medical Properties, Affordable Housing, Opportunity Zones and Real Estate Debt Strategies. For more information, visit bridgeig.com.

 

BA Completes 8,373-SF Lease Extension for Openlands

Chicago, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Managing Director Jonathan Seeley and Associate Merrick Wells have completed a lease extension on behalf of Openlands. The Chicago-based nonprofit signed a long-term lease extension to remain in their offices at 25 E. Washington, where they are one of the largest tenants. Openlands currently occupies space on the 16th floor and have been in the building for over twenty years.

“This transaction was mutually beneficial for both parties, providing the opportunity for the long-standing relationship between Openlands and Aspire Properties to continue to thrive,” said Wells.

“In light of the fact we are in the middle of a pandemic, this renewal allowed Openlands to continue to focus on its core mission with minimal interruption,” added Seeley.

Founded in 1963 as a program of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, Openlands is one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation, proudly serving Northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to protect natural habitats and wildlife. The organization has now helped to protect more than 55,000 acres of land for public parks and forest preserves, wildlife refuges, land and water greenway corridors, urban farms, and community gardens.

“Jeff and I are really proud of John and Merrick. We are living in unprecedented times, and they continue to produce at a high level regardless of the challenges,” 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 Arranges Full-Building Lease

CHICAGO, IL — Jeffrey A. Bernstein and Laurence B. Elbaum, Principals and Co-Founders of Bradford Allen, are pleased to announce that Managing Directors Ryan Moen and Norm Murdoch have arranged a new 37,259-square-foot lease at 2375 Cabot Drive in Lisle, Illinois on behalf of owner First American Properties.

Water Quality Association (WQA) will occupy the entire two-story property, relocating and expanding from an 18,000-square-foot space at 4151 Naperville Road. WQA serves as a leading industry resource, educator for industry professionals, and laboratory for product testing.

“First American Properties was creative in getting Water Quality Association interested in the property by including necessary building infrastructure in addition to the provided Tenant Improvement allowance. Both Landlord and Tenant worked overtime during the Covid-19 shutdown and subsequent uncertainty to get this lease completed,” said Murdoch.

Known as the Courtyards of Lisle, 2375 Cabot Drive was built in 2007 and offers a total of 37,259 square feet of space. The property is in close proximity to I-88 and I-34 and a twenty-minute drive to O’Hare International Airport. Water Quality Association was represented by Eric Sorensen, Colin Rowe,  and Jordan Rovito of Cushman & Wakefield.


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.