Chad Bermingham

Vice President
Tenant Representation Associations and Nonprofits

  • Chicago
  • One South Wacker Drive
  • Suite 3000
  • Chicago, IL 60606

Joining Avison Young in 2017 as a Vice President in the downtown Chicago office, Mr. Bermingham is a tenant representation specialist with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and architecture. He is currently focused on assisting associations and non-profit groups, leveraging his detailed understanding of how these entities approach their real estate goals and needs. Mr. Bermingham expertly researches leases, locations, and real estate operations to uncover opportunities for savings and more efficient administration of real estate assets.

Before joining Avison Young, Mr. Bermingham was the co-leader of the Association & Non-Profit Practice for Cresa Chicago. Prior to his position with Cresa, he held various positions at GVA Worldwide, CBIZ-Gibraltar Real Estate Services Corporation and MB Real Estate, all in Chicago. Mr. Bermingham was a recipient of Cresa’s Most Creative Transaction award for his work on the CF Industries’ river terminal portfolio distribution.

As an architect, Mr. Bermingham held positions with McClier Corporation (now Austin AECOM), Urban Design Group (now 42/40) and Lieber Architects. These award-winning firms gave him extensive experience in all areas of building development and construction administration. His experience includes being involved in all phases of schematic design, architectural development, and construction oversight of shell and core commercial office buildings and tenant interior build-outs.


  • DePaul University Alumni Association
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • Association Forum of Chicagoland
  • Chicago House - Board Member: 2018 - Present

Client List

  • Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy
  • Anixter Center
  • Baker Furniture
  • Bank Direct Capital Finance
  • CF Industries
  • Donlen Corporation
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Hertz Corporation
  • Illlnois Coalition of Immigrant and
  • INCISENT Technologies
  • InDemand Interpreting
  • Independent Bank
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Kohler Co
  • Lindenmeyr Paper
  • Lisle Chapter 13 Trustee
  • Mepco Finance Corp
  • National Association of Remodeling Industry
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • One Hope United
  • OrecX
  • Power Transmission Distributors Association
  • Schawk
  • Steven Salk & Associates
  • The Boss Group
  • Thresholds
  • United Parcel Service
  • Vertical




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Press Releases:

Cresa Chicago Finds Great Lakes Non-Profit Organization Larger, Affordable Space in the Loop

Venture One Acquires Two Industrial Buildings

Islamic foundation acquires Faith Lutheran Church building at Peterson and Melvina avenues

InDemand Interpreting Opens New Call Center In Lombard, IL

Cresapartners Sells Multiple River Terminals In Strong Agricultural Market


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