The Fund is seeking a real estate broker to assist the Fund in the following:

1) A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Fund's current space characteristics and building amenities with other real estate alternatives of similar rentable square feet, quality of building, and downtown Chicago location. A minimum of five alternative properties are required in the analysis.

2) Comparison of leasing and purchase options effective with the expiration of the existing lease. Such options should include a total cost comparison, including base rent, any rent abatement provisions, estimated operating expenses (including actual real estate tax allocations and future estimates), and tenant improvement allowances. Should the Fund elect to relocate, an estimate of other additional costs that the Fund could incur. Inclusion of no less than two parking spots is also requested in the cost analysis.

3) Any lease alternatives must include a minimum ten year lease from expiration of the existing lease.

The overall goal is to assist Fund management with determining the most cost effective leasing and/or purchase option as the Fund approaches the end of its current lease at 221 N. LaSalle Street. Options must be reflective of current space requirements, ease of access by Trustees and members, usage of space for Board of Trustee and related committee meetings (which are open to the public), and size of office staff. It is not anticipated that office staff size will change by more than 15% and alternatives to reduce physical presence of employees in the office are minimal (ie. the Fund does not permit teleworking, compressed work weeks, etc.). Should the Fund elect to remain in its current space, the selected broker is expected to aggressively renegotiate a new lease with the current building owner or representative. Should the Fund elect to relocate to a new space, the selected broker is expected to aggressively negotiate a lease with the desired building's owner or representative. The selected broker is expected to handle all other customary activities and services associated with the lease execution and/or real estate transactions desired by the Board of Trustees.

Professional Advisors

Legal Advisor

  • Justin B. Kugler

Medical Advisor

  • Peter Orris, M.D.

Investment Consultant

Consulting Actuary


Master Custodian

Commercial Bank

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Point of Contact

The Policemen's Annuity and
Benefit Fund of Chicago
Regina Tuczak, Executive Director
221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1626
Chicago, IL 60601

RFP Submission

  • Submission Form [WORD] [PDF]
  • Appendix             [EXCEL] [PDF]

RFP Questions and Responses


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RFP Documents


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