Foundation News

Allen Joffe

Monday, July 11, 2016

Allen Joffe is both a principal and the designated managing broker of First Street Realty Partners, LLC. With almost 30 years of experience, Allen has provided clients with an unmatched knowledge of the Chicago area retail leasing business. He has successfully negotiated and managed lease transactions for more than 70 clients including America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Armand’s, Sterling Jewelers, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Starbucks, Discount Tire, Primrose, Blaze Pizza and Dry Hop.

Allen has overseen retail leasing programs for both urban and suburban properties and has completed land sales ranging from 1 to 80 acres, successfully negotiated lease terminations, consulted for the Chicago Transit Authority and Mesirow-Stein, as well as brokering the occasional investment sales transaction.

Allen has been recognized for his achievements by the Commercial Forum, a division of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) on numerous occasions. He was awarded Broker of the Year for Tenant Representation three years in a row, was the recipient of the Jimmy John’s Top Producer award and was awarded the Top Retail Leasing Broker distinction in Chicago by CoStar three times. He was also designated as a 40 under 40 in 2003 by Real Estate Chicago magazine.

Allen is an active member of the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, The Realty Club, Mentor for the ICSC Mentorship Program and a Trustee for the Greater IL Market for the National MS Society.

Allen was selected to join an elite group of real estate industry leaders as a mentor with the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, where he provides guidance to students interested in pursuing a career in real estate.

In his spare time, Allen is an avid soccer player, skier and bicyclist. Participating in the MS Tour de Farm is an annual event for the Joffe family. The ‘Gold Spokes’ distinction for being one of the top fundraisers has been bestowed on Allen since 2012.

Allen graduated from Illinois State University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.