Ari Topper, CFA
Managing Director / Broker

Ari joined Baum in 2018 as the founder of the Urban Office & Industrial Division, bringing with him 17 years of combined experience in commercial real estate and finance. Prior to joining Baum, Ari spent 8 years as a broker at Jameson Commercial where he specialized in investment sales, commercial leasing, and investment advisory services. A top agent there, year after year, he was Jameson Commercial’s top producing agent in 2017.

Ari possesses a unique background having worked as a financial analyst on Wall Street prior to his career in real estate. His underwriting and financial modeling expertise, combined with his strong negotiating skills and deal making prowess, allows Ari to effectively serve his clients’ interests in a multitude of ways. His experience includes a wide variety of asset classes including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, and development land.

Ari holds the highly regarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, the LEED-AP designation, and is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with a concentration in finance. Ari was recently named as one of Crain’s Chicago Business Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers of 2017.

Brad Teitelbaum
Vice President / Broker

An investment sales veteran with 12 years of brokerage experience, Brad Teitelbaum leads the nationally recognized Net Lease Division at Baum. With a focus on the disposition and acquisition of single tenant and net lease investment sales from coast to coast, Brad has completed over $300,000,000 in transactions in just the last few years alone. Some recent transactions include: Hobby Lobby, Panera Bread, Tutor Time, Walgreens, Chipotle, National Tire & Battery, Chase Bank and more from all regions of the country.

Brad began his real estate career at Grubb & Ellis while attending Arizona State University, where he graduated with degrees in both Communication and Business. Brad has been featured in multiple publications including Crain’s, Illinois Real Estate Journal and Real Estate Bisnow.

Brad lives in downtown Chicago and has been a member of Young Real Estate Professionals, ICSC, Urban Land Institute, Illinois Restaurant Association and also spends time volunteering with multiple organizations including: Other Side of the Green, Inspiration Kitchen and PAWS.

Patrick Forkin
Vice President / Broker

Patrick Forkin is a Vice President at Baum and co-leader of the firm’s Retail Investment Sales practice. With more than 11 years of experience in retail commercial real estate sales, Patrick has transacted or advised on aggregate sales of more than $1.5 Billion. Since 2014, the Investment Sales Team has closed over 135 sales transactions in over 14 states, with a total value of over $460 million.

Patrick graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, earning his bachelor’s degree with a triple emphasis in Finance, Real Estate, and Economics. He also interned with Jardine Lloyd Thompson in Dublin, Ireland.

Patrick is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and Missouri, and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and Young Real Estate Professionals of Chicago. In his free time, Patrick enjoys traveling, playing hockey, tennis, golf, and spending time with his family and friends.

Tyler Dechter
Associate / Broker

Tyler joined Baum in 2018 as an Associate in the Urban Office & Industrial Division. He provides landlord representation services to a portfolio that includes listings both in the city and suburbs of Chicago. Tyler is currently tasked with leasing responsibilities in West Town, Fulton West, and Bucktown. He is responsible for market analysis, canvassing, marketing, and assisting with showings for each property within the portfolio.

Prior to joining Baum, Tyler held an analyst position with Simon Property Group where he prepared lease analysis on rent spreads, occupancy, and kick-outs for key retailers, prepared all applicable bills in accordance with lease terms, and resolved tenants’ problems regarding billings and lease language.

Tyler graduated from Butler University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Tyler is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. In his free time, you can find Tyler on the golf course.

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Jacqueline Brito

Investment Sales Associate / Broker (312) 275-3115
Jacqueline Brito
Investment Sales Associate / Broker

Jackie joined Baum in 2015 and serves as an Associate in Baum’s Investment Sales division. Jackie’s focus is to grow and development new business on a local and national level.

Prior to joining Baum, Jackie worked at Mid-America Real Estate Group in suburban Chicago. During her tenure there, Jackie adapted and grew her knowledge base in various departments within the company including accounting, property management and client relations. She was responsible for actively participating in request for proposals (RFP) for new business, assisting in tenant lease language negotiations, developing and implementing procedures to properly quote triple nets for prospective tenants, abstracting and enforcing legal documents (inclusive of tenant leases and OEA agreements), and overseeing the due diligence process for property acquisitions and dispositions. Furthermore, she was responsible for managing property funds by overseeing cost control and addressing tenant receivable issues to collect delinquencies consistently in order to meet projected NOI. Jackie was also responsible for completing annual budgets, conducting strategic reviews, financial variance analysis, and market overviews for both institutional clients and sole proprietors.

Jackie is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.

Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree Cum Laude with a double emphasis in Finance and Management/Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University, where she was a member of her collegiate volleyball team. When not in the office, Jackie can be found playing co-ed sports along the lakefront, traveling to new places, or spending time with family and friends. Jackie currently resides in the River West neighborhood of Chicago.

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Graham Gold

Investment Sales Associate / Broker (312) 275-3124
Graham Gold
Investment Sales Associate / Broker

Graham joined Baum in October of 2014 and serves as an analyst on the Net Lease Team within Baum’s Investment Sales division. Graham focuses on researching single and multiple tenant net lease properties and transactions on a national basis. He graduated from the University of Missouri, earning his bachelor’s degree with a double emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. While at school, he studied finance abroad for a summer in Bergamo, Italy. Prior to joining Baum, Graham interned with the leasing team at The Staenberg Group, based in St. Louis, MO, his hometown. During his time at The Staenberg Group, Graham helped underwrite leasing deals, canvassed new and existing properties, and researched national market and demographic trends.

Graham is a member of ICSC, Urban Land Institute, as well as the Illinois chapter of CCIM where he serves on the membership committee. When not in the office, Graham can be found outdoors, on the golf course, or spending time with family and friends.

Evan Beeson
Investment Sales Analyst

Evan joined Baum in June of 2018 and serves as an analyst on the Net Lease Team within Baum’s Investment Sales division. A graduate from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Evan earned his bachelor’s degree with a double-major, studying finance and commercial real estate. While attending IU, Evan served as the Vice President of the Undergraduate Finance Club. Additionally, Evan was selected for the Commercial Real Estate Workshop, a 16-week program focused on skill development for a successful career in real estate and capital markets. Prior to joining Baum, Evan worked as an Asset Management intern at General Growth Properties. During his time at GGP, he assisted with expense analyses, lease reviews, and market research.

Originally hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Evan enjoys playing golf, basketball, and traveling.