Lucas Huerta is an Assistant Asset Manager at BA with 6 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Grand Valley State University and is currently completing his MBA at DePaul University with a concentration in Real Estate Investment & Finance. In his current role, Lucas is responsible for assisting with all aspects of corporate and national project management, bringing his knowledge and experience in project management, lease negotiations, and building operations to the team. Lucas has also worked in property management for JLL, where he served as the Assistant General Manager for 111 W Jackson Blvd. In his personal life, Lucas is an avid sports fan and enjoys volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
With over 35 years of experience in commercial Facilities and Construction management, Bob is a versatile professional skilled at performing optimally in ever-changing environments. He brings his observant and quick-thinking skills to his role at BA, where he will be heading up construction services, overseeing all construction, repair, and maintenance projects, and assisting with due diligence and construction underwriting for potential acquisitions.
Bob is also highly adept at translating big-picture vision into practical, strategic action plans for success. In his previous roles, he served as the Sr. Construction Project Manager at Pine Tree Commercial Realty, Director of Construction and Facilities at Cosi Restaurants, and AVP of Facilities nationwide at Bally Total Fitness.
Bob is proficient in a variety of project management software, including Honest Buildings, Procore, Service Channel, and Open Space, as well as Microsoft Projects and Microsoft Office suite.
Bob is married with four grown children and twelve grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is a science fiction movie fan.
With more than eight years in commercial, medical, retail, and residential property and facility management, Logan brings extensive financial, operational, and project management experience to his role at Bradford Allen, where he provides asset management services for the firm’s portfolio of owned properties.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Logan worked for Northwestern Medicine from 2014 to 2020 as a Property Operations Manager, where he managed a large commercial office high-rise (541 N. Fairbanks Court), a large medical office high-rise (676 N. St. Clair Street), the hospital’s single residential property in downtown Chicago (244 E. Pearson Street), and a development property in Old Irving Park (4441-4459 Irving Park Road). He also oversaw the finances of the main hospital’s retail portfolio. Previously, Logan also served as a Tenant Services Coordinator and Assistant Property Manager at Golub and Company.
A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Logan received a B.A. in business administration with a specialization in finance. He is married and the proud owner of a rescue dog names Parsnip. In his free time, Logan enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and volleyball, as well as playing and collecting board games.
Licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois
Real Property Administrator (RPA) through Building Owners and Managers Institute
Bob joined Bradford Allen in 2018 to lead the newly created Architectural Services department. Bob has over 35 years of professional experience and specializes in strategic workplace solutions, interior fit-up, built-to-suit solutions and construction management services. As an architect, he partners with commercial clients and building owners in a highly consultative manner to plan and design commercial interior spaces and custom furniture, developing solutions that allow his clients to meet their business, financial, spatial and timing goals.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Bob worked as an architect specializing in commercial space for clients throughout the Midwest through his company, Isaac & May. In 2010, he founded BaughbLabs, a product design and development studio that produces hand-crafted and unique pieces.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design. Outside of work, he is an avid cyclist, riding and racing mountain bikes.
Member, IDSA (Industrial Design Association of America)
Steven is responsible for all aspects of corporate and national project management from strategic planning to on-site execution. Steven is well-versed in each stage of project management including architecture, construction, development, engineering, technology, and furniture selection.
With a unique ability to problem solve, Steven is able to better service clients by understanding the long-term implications of their commercial real estate decisions. Working closely with large-space users ranging from local non-profits to international companies, Steven’s strategic approach ensures that project objectives are on schedule, on budget, and achieved to the highest standards of quality.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Steven was the senior manager of real estate at Hudson, a professional staffing and solution firm. While at Hudson, he oversaw all commercial real estate decisions for their North America office locations. Steven lives in Chicago’s West Loop with his wife and twin daughters. Building on his business education from Nichols College in Massachusetts, he completed a master’s degree in business administration from Chadron State College in 2015.
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois
Brian joined Bradford Allen in 2020, bringing more than 23 years of experience in commercial and corporate real estate in all areas of asset management, property/facility management, and transactional work. He focuses on the asset management of both owned and third-party properties, while also supporting special projects for leadership.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked at Northwestern Medicine, leading real estate integration through a rapid-growth period for the health system. His responsibilities included oversight of property operations, real estate finance, and real estate transactions. During his tenure, Northwestern Medicine grew from a two-campus real estate portfolio to more than 100 sites of care; most recently, Brian headed up transactional work resulting in significant immediate care expansion throughout the system.
Previously, Brian worked at Equus Capital Partners, overseeing asset management activities for a Midwest portfolio of properties including 200 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Tallgrass Corporate Center in Bolingbrook, and Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis.
Brian received a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, skiing, rafting, kayaking, and camping. He’s also an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club and the English Premier League. Brian is married with two children: a son in high school and a daughter who is a freshman at Miami University in Ohio.
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois
Real Property Administrator (RPA) through Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI)
Craig works alongside both BA Asset Management and BA Development with the primary role of managing and overseeing new and existing properties across various different asset classes. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2020, Craig started off his career in real estate as a property manager which enabled him to learn the industry from the ground up and exposed him to a broad range of challenges. Over the last several years, Craig has transitioned into asset and development management, working to enhance the Bradford Allen portfolio and maximize every investment on a daily basis. In his freetime, Craig enjoys playing the guitar, lifting weights, and snowboarding.
After a brief internship with the firm, Joseph officially joined Bradford Allen Investment Advisors as a Financial Analyst in 2021, where he is a member of the Debt Originations & Acquisitions team. Joseph primarily focuses on the underwriting of potential debt and equity investments. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, he received a Bachelor of Arts in economics.
Joseph is originally from New Jersey, where he grew up in a family of seven. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fishing, and playing guitar.
Tom works closely with the acquisition and debt origination teams to provide ARGUS evaluation modeling, underwriting, and analyses; to originate mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity financing for Bradford Allen’s investment fund; and to place debt for Bradford Allen’s real estate portfolio.
Tom’s responsibilities also include analyzing potential leases and assessing the financial impact on an investment, managing and evaluating both property-level and investment performance, and completing detailed quarterly financial statement analyses. He supports the acquisition and debt origination teams in researching and analyzing potential investments, modeling capital structures, and closing transactions.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen Capital, Tom worked as an Investment Analyst at Mid-America Real Estate Group. He was responsible for detailed financial underwriting and proformas, preparation of offering memoranda, evaluation of due diligence materials, and market research. Tom also interned at Draper and Kramer with their Commercial Mortgage group.
Tom graduated from the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He currently lives in Old Town after growing up in the western suburbs. Outside of the office, he enjoys following his favorite sports teams (Michigan football and basketball, along with the Chicago Bulls and White Sox), traveling the US and Europe, and discovering new bars and restaurants with friends in the city.
Brian is responsible for developing new business and performing outreach initiatives. In combination with his outgoing personality, his firsthand knowledge of the real estate development business and creative financing strategies helps him connect with clients and understand their specific needs.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian was the vice president of The Fordham Company for twenty years. During his tenure, Fordham developed nearly one thousand luxury residential units and high-end hotels in downtown Chicago with a market value of approximately $1 billion. Brian’s first-hand experience with deal structuring and capital formation is invaluable to the firm.
Brian lives in Winnetka, Illinois, with his two teenage children. In his free time, he is an avid board-sports enthusiast that enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and stand-up paddling, as well as mountain biking and yoga. Brian attended the University of Denver and earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Member, Urban Land Institute
Chuck joined Bradford Allen in 2015 and leads Bradford Allen Capital, originating mortgage, mezzanine, and preferred equity financing for Bradford Allen’s investment fund and placing debt for Bradford Allen’s real estate portfolio. He brings over twenty-five years of experience as a banker and a broker, with expertise that includes debt portfolio management; sourcing term, bridge, and mezzanine financing; raising equity and debt for development; equity recapitalization; loan re-structuring; and loan sales.
Previously, Chuck was the managing director for Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt and Structured Finance Group, where he led the firm’s practice in the Central Region (Chicago, Dallas, and Houston). Prior to his role at Cushman & Wakefield, he was the senior vice president of capital markets for JLL in Chicago where he handled debt and equity placements for both public and private institutional investor’s developers and opportunity funds. Prior to his work as a broker, Chuck worked as a commercial lender with Royal Bank of Canada and CIB Bank in Chicago.
Chuck earned a Bachelor of Science in economics at Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Outside of the office, Chuck is an avid skier and outdoorsman, Cub Scout leader, and enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and two young sons.
John Butler joined BA Investment Advisors as an executive managing director in 2016 to lead Bradford Allen’s new acquisitions department. With more than twenty-five years of industry experience, John brings extensive knowledge of the commercial acquisitions process to the role along with a proven track record for success.
Throughout his esteemed career, John has been directly involved in acquiring over $2 billion dollars of real estate. He has experience handling a variety of product types such as commercial office space, industrial and medical offices, retail, and multi-family and senior housing. Prior to joining BA Investment Advisors, he held senior investment roles at Next Realty, ORIX Real Estate Capital, Broe Real Estate, and General Growth Properties over his career. John also served as a Principal with ForeFront Properties in Chicago, Illinois.
With John’s experience and dedication to BA Investment Advisors’ mission and values, he is an invaluable asset to the firm. John attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he earned a bachelor’s in accounting and finance.
National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Jake joined Bradford Allen in 2021; he is a member of the firm’s suburban brokerage, specializing in landlord representation for Tri State Office Center, supporting leasing efforts, guiding property tours, and assisting with strategic planning and property marketing.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Jake was at Chime, working as an analyst in the neobank’s fraud department. He also spent a year and a half with @properties as an intern in their commercial real estate division.
A native of the Chicago suburbs, Jake grew up in Winnetka. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jake is a Chicago sports fan (Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks) and remains an avid supporter of Ohio State football. In his free time, he likes to golf, ski, and play softball.
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois