ROLAND VELAZQUEZ

 

GRACE LENAGHAN

Grace became a member of Bradford Allen’s Research team in 2023. She is eager to apply her research-driven approach to the firm. As a part of the team, Grace plays a significant role in the quarterly market report. She utilizes her research skills to provide valuable insights and intelligence across the firm. 

Before joining Bradford Allen, Grace was an analyst at Dearborn Realty. There, she analyzed legal and financial data, aiding management in strategic decisions for 18 retail centers around Chicago. 

She discovered her passion for research while studying sports medicine at Pepperdine University. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and exploring Chicago with her dog. 

 

NANCY KELLY

 

TAYLOR ADAMS

Taylor joined Bradford Allen in 2023 as a graphic designer, where he is responsible for creating high-quality designs for both print and digital platforms, collaborating closely with the marketing team and key stakeholders to produce materials that effectively promote the firm’s leasing assignments and full suite of commercial real estate services.

Prior to Bradford Allen, Taylor was a senior graphic designer at Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., where he created visually compelling print marketing materials that communicate the benefits of mortgage products and services. He graduated from the Maine College of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design.

A native of Portland, Maine, Taylor always wants to be near a body of water—whether it’s swimming, boating, or a lakeside picnic. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, walking Chicago’s lakefront trail, and cooking. He currently lives in Chicago’s East Lakeview neighborhood.

 

TIM UTESCH

Tim joined Bradford Allen’s Creative Services team in 2022, adding to the marketing support for digital and print collateral. He works with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and supplements his skills with a passion for illustration, providing a unique approach to adaptable and collaborative design.

Prior to joining, Tim worked as a designer with an in-house creative team providing several healthcare and trade associations with conference, education, and marketing material. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in graphic design, Tim also enjoys exploring woodworking, sign painting, model making, and vintage film photography.

 

CONNOR PHELAN

Connor Phelan joined BA as a Director, Research in 2022. His primary responsibilities include researching and communicating actionable insights through quarterly and ad hoc reports, as well as maintaining the firm’s market data.

Prior to joining BA, Connor worked at DBRS Morningstar as a financial analyst in the commercial-mortgage backed securities group. In this role, he was responsible for analyzing and assessing the creditworthiness of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

In 2020, Phelan graduated from the University of Chicago, where he played football, with a degree in Public Policy. He grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and outside of work, he enjoys playing pickup basketball and traveling.

 

NEIL BOUHAN

Spanning posts at think tanks, banks, and investment managers, Neil’s career has centered on building research platforms and generating original content for sophisticated institutional investor audiences, with specialties in financial markets and international political economy. His research and writing have been covered by outlets across the globe. Additionally, he spent a year as an editor and speechwriter in Seoul, South Korea, and a year studying in Bologna, Italy.

Neil lives on Chicago’s west side with Kathryn Rose and their children. He is a 2002 graduate of The University of Chicago (AB, Economics) and a 2010 graduate of Johns Hopkins SAIS (MA, International Relations).

 

GUILLERMO PIZANO NUÑEZ

Guillermo joined Bradford Allen in 2022 as an Associate Graphic Designer, providing support on print production, refreshing current marketing collateral, and creating motion graphics. Guillermo’s responsibilities include technical troubleshooting, editing building flyers, and concept creation. As a budding designer, Guillermo seeks to continue building his skills within Bradford Allen’s fast-paced marketing department.

Despite frequenting the streets of Chicago, Guillermo lives in Waukegan, Illinois with his mother and father. He enjoys spending time cheering for his favorite esports teams and weight lifting.

 

ALYSSA MURDOCH

With four years of experience in commercial real estate, Alyssa brings a skilled blend of design and marketing expertise to the table. With a strong background in graphic design, Alyssa creates visually appealing marketing materials that effectively communicate the value of a property to potential tenants. Her tenure in commercial real estate allows her to understand industry-specific needs and tailor marketing efforts accordingly.

In her current role, she is responsible for implementing digital marketing strategy, managing social media engagement, and creating custom marketing collateral as needed. With a proven track record of success in driving leads and increasing property visibility, she is always looking for new and innovative ways to promote assets and grow the business.

When she’s not busy at work, Alyssa enjoys exploring her natural flair for interior design and keeping her culinary skills sharp by cooking and baking. In her free time, she also loves to stay active by doing Pilates or going for a run. Currently residing in the vibrant neighborhood of Printers Row with her husband, Nicolas, and their cat, Penelope, Alyssa enjoys the best of city living while pursuing her passions.

 

TAYLOR BIENIEK

Since 2014, Taylor has been a member of Bradford Allen’s marketing team, where her main priorities include presenting brokers and ownership with fully conceptualized branding for new agencies, providing marketing collateral for brokerage and in-house support, assiting in property website development, helping facilitate project design management, and establishing work flow among the marketing department and its stakeholders. From logo creation to email campaign design, Taylor has a hand in most aspects of the creative process at Bradford Allen.

After earning her bachelor’s in communications from Elmhurst University, Taylor went on to instruct art classes and painting demonstration events. When she’s not busy designing, Taylor can be found at home with her family, filling her days with coffee and books.

 

CODY CUNNINGHAM

Cody leads brand strategy, marketing, and communications for Bradford Allen, working closely with executive leadership to grow the company and extend the firm’s national reach. He is responsible for developing the marketing initiatives that drive leasing and sales through each phase of the real estate cycle, expertly aligning brand and property activation efforts with the company’s organizational and financial goals.

Cody joined Bradford Allen after three years with JLL, where he served as a senior content writer for the Midwest Region. Previously, Cody worked with the JLL National Marketing team, writing the firm’s stylebook and assisting with tone of voice development for the 2017 global rebranding. Cody was also the lead copy editor for the firm’s national real estate journal, Ambitions. His work has been recognized in the Chicago market with a VIP award for growth-oriented marketing, as well as nationally with three Best of Americas Marketing awards.

Residing in Chicago’s Southport Corridor, Cody enjoys spending time at the lake, running, reading, and playing piano. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English.