Bradford Allen Represents Team Rubicon in First Chicago Lease

CHICAGO, IL — Bradford Allen is pleased to announce that Ben Azulay, Principal, has completed a new lease transaction on behalf of Team Rubicon at 459 N. Wolcott Avenue. The disaster-relief nonprofit signed a seven-year lease, where they will occupy the entire 11,500-square-foot building. The West Town property previously served as a firehouse and will be completely renovated for the tenant’s use. Chad Schroedl and Adam Thomas of SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors represented the landlord in the transaction.

Team Rubicon serves communities in times of need by pairing skilled military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, civilian volunteers, and technology to help people prepare, respond and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. In response to the new lease, Team Rubicon’s Michael Watkins, Director Midwest Territory, explained, “The property resonated with us so strongly because it tells a story not unlike our own. Its history is rooted in serving the community, and we’re pleased to be able to continue that lineage — providing relief when and where it’s needed.”

“It was a pleasure to serve Team Rubicon in finding their first home here in Chicago. The work they do — particularly their active response to the Covid-19 pandemic — is so important in these challenging times, and we’re proud to be a small part of that,” added Azulay.

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