Chicago office of Bradford Allen add senior managing director of development

Michael Cannon (Photo courtesy of Bradford Allen.)

Bradford Allen has added Michael Cannon to its Chicago office as senior managing director of development, overseeing adaptive reuse, renovation and new construction of residential and commercial real estate.

Before joining Bradford Allen, Cannon was a vice president with Sterling Bay, where he managed the development of life science and other office properties as well as multifamily projects in Chicago and other major U.S. cities.

Cannon will manage design, construction and consulting teams through every stage of the development process, from pre-construction to completion. He will play a pivotal role in several of Bradford Allen’s current high-profile new construction and adaptive reuse projects in Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Tennessee, including a mixed-use project in Arlington Heights, Ill., featuring 300 apartments, 25,000 square feet of retail and a 150,000-square-foot medical office complex known as ArlingtonMed.

Before Sterling Bay, Cannon served as senior development manager with Chicago-based Golub & Company, where his accomplishments included the successful adaptive reuse of Chicago’s Tribune Tower from office space to luxury condominiums and upscale retail on the Magnificent Mile. He also completed development of 1001 South State, a 40-story, 397-unit luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop.

His other roles included founding Viridios, Ltd., where he supervised the construction of a $225 million power plant in Kuwait, and project manager with ARCH Consultants, Ltd.

Cannon’s roots are in construction, having established his own firm in Chicago soon after finishing his undergraduate degree. After building a foundation in the industry, he pursued law school and transitioned for a time to a legal career, focusing on construction transactions and litigation.