Bradford Allen Investment Advisors (BAIA) is a commercial real estate advisory firm based in Chicago, Illinois. As a subsidiary of Bradford Allen (BAIHP Holdings, LLC), with $950 million in assets under management, BAIA originates commercial real estate equity investment opportunities. BAIA focuses exclusively on investing capital in commercial real estate on behalf of a select group of life insurance companies, high net worth individuals, and private family offices (PFOs).

Facilitated by market-driven intelligence, BAIA relies on in-depth investigation of potential acquisition targets and street-level reconnaissance of local market conditions to plan and execute strategic, value-added and/or core-plus investment opportunities.


Since the company’s inception in 2003, Bradford Allen has earned a reputation for achieving superior results in leasing and managing commercial real estate in Chicagoland and select markets nationwide. Over the years, the company has built a network of trusted management teams and various industry professionals, giving BAIA the ability to prudently invest in select markets across the country.

BAIA utilizes these connections and areas of expertise to add value to investments in commercial office and medical office
buildings, as well as industrial, retail, and multi-family residential properties, across markets such as Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, and South Florida.


BAIA is led by John Butler, an industry professional with 25 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions. Their knowledge of real estate investing and financing, in concert with a comprehensive understanding of the commercial acquisitions process, gives the BAIA team the tools to handle investments and asset management for multiple property types.

With their experience in underwriting, portfolio management, financial and investment performance analysis and more, BAIA knows the ins-and-outs of crafting strong, intuitive deals that maximize returns.