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.
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)
Jason joined the firm’s New York City office in 2021, where he focuses on deal sourcing, acquisitions, business development, and valuations.
With more than 18 years in the industry, Jason has expertise across many segments and geographies. Having most recently come from institutional investment sales teams at Colliers and JLL, his real estate valuation skills—including over $14 billion in closed transactions—add deep experience to the Bradford Allen team.
Jason graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Danielle joined Bradford Allen in December 2022 as Senior Managing Director to establish and lead the firm’s multifamily platform. In this role she manages the multifamily acquisitions program from deal sourcing to closing. Consistent with BA’s vertically integrated investment philosophy, Danielle also supervises the portfolio’s in-house asset and property management teams. In addition to her over two decades of experience in multifamily acquisitions and operations, she is an accomplished professional artist.
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
James joined Bradford Allen in the spring of 2022 as an Investment Analyst, specializing in financial modeling for equity and debt investments across multifamily, hospitality, and office asset classes.
With three years of prior experience in corporate finance, James brings a strong analytical skill set to his day-to-day tasks. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois—Chicago.
Beyond his professional pursuits, James is passionate about purchasing and renovating investment properties throughout Chicago. In 2022, he founded UIC’s first endowed real estate scholarship fund, which recognizes undergraduate students in UIC’s College of Real Estate who demonstrate community leadership, academic excellence, and a genuine passion for the real estate industry.
Chuck joined Bradford Allen in 2014, bringing over thirty years’ experience as a banker, broker, and advisor to commercial investors across all asset types. As part of Bradford Allen Investment Advisors, he directs real estate finance strategy, advising on development projects, transactions, and other investment opportunities, as well as assessing risks and opportunities at the portfolio level.
Chuck began his career as a commercial lender with the Royal Bank of Canada and CIB Bank in Chicago. He then spent a decade working at two of the largest commercial real estate services companies. At JLL, as senior vice president in capital markets, he handled debt and equity placements for both public and private institutional investors’ developers and opportunity funds. Then as managing director for Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt and Structured Finance Group, he led the firm’s practice in the Central Region (Chicago, Dallas, and Houston).
Chuck holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in economics from Northwestern University. He lives in Lincoln Park with his wife Antonella and two sons. His personal interests include cycling, reading, and alpine skiing.
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)
Emily joined BA in 2022 as Investor Relations and Finance Manager, based out of our New York City office. Her primary focus at BA is to facilitate collaboration between internal teams and external investors. Emily acts as a liaison within the company, producing investment-related materials and communicating performance updates.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Emily was an Investor Relations Associate at Bain Capital. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics with a minor in political science and finance from Providence College. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, golfing, skiing, and traveling. She also dedicates her time to volunteer work, actively supporting Experience Camps, a grief camp for children who have lost a parent or sibling. As a member of the regional advisory committee, Emily plays a crucial role in driving strategic initiatives, including camper outreach, retention, event planning, and fundraising.
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