Jim Higdon joined Bradford Allen as a managing director in 2017 and is a member of our suburban office group. He focuses on tenant representation in the greater Chicagoland real estate market. Jim’s experience and expertise allow him to effectively establish real estate strategies that help achieve each of his client’s financial goals.
Jim is also a part of the Bradford Allen Medical specialty group. He brings experience through representation work of healthcare groups such as RUSH University Medical Center, Presence Behavioral Health, Phonak, LabCorp, VNA Health and other healthcare related organizations.
Before Bradford Allen, Jim has serviced privately held as well as Fortune 500 companies while under the Transwestern, Grub & Ellis and Insignia ESG real estate platforms. By employing his strong financial background, market knowledge, and proven lease negotiation skills, Jim has successfully assisted clients with cutting costs, increasing flexibility, and reducing risk—ultimately helping to strengthen their businesses. He has represented clients such as Fidelity Investments, Ingersoll-Rand, Liberty Mutual, Protective Life Insurance, Trane, HNI companies and JM Smuckers.
Before joining the commercial real estate industry, he was a controller for a packaging company as well as an auditor for a suburban accounting firm that handled audits and tax strategies for various manufacturing, financial, and non-profit entities. Jim graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and finance. Jim successfully passed the CPA exam in May of 1990.
Jim lives in Naperville and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is also an avid golfer, fisherman and ice hockey player.
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