Bradford Allen recruits highly motivated, intuitive, hard-working individuals and provides them with an entrepreneurial environment in which they can thrive.

Our dedicated team of professionals is the cornerstone of our success. We value and appreciate their total commitment to our clients and to their goals. Whether you are a seasoned commercial real estate professional or just launching your career, Bradford Allen offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Please browse our current openings below. If nothing is a match for your skillset, but you are interested in an exciting career at an innovative company, use the form on the right to get in touch and begin the conversation.

Industrial Broker

Compensation: $45,000 Salary PLUS Commission

Bradford Allen is a Chicago-based, national commercial real estate company that provides a full array of brokerage services and expertise to entrepreneurial and corporate business entities, as well as not-for-profit organizations. The firm provides real estate strategy, advice, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and real estate owners. Services include Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Property Management, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Corporate Services, Acquisitions, and Investment Sales.

The candidate will work directly with a Senior Broker in Oak Brook to develop new business accounts and find industrial acquisition opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and hungry self-starter possessing strong sales skills, business acumen, and leadership potential. Bradford Allen offers a salary and commission compensation structure and an extensive training and development program designed to equip its brokers with the skills required for long-term success in the commercial real estate industry. There is an uncapped earning potential in this position.


  • Develop and grow strong relationships with internal and external clients
  • Able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Identify prospective clients and canvass an industrial submarket
  • Develop an understanding of basic building, real estate, and lease terminology
  • Assist in the development and preparation of marketing and presentation materials
  • Research local, regional, and national tenants
  • Prepare and complete client tours with brokers and clients
  • Cold call industrial users in the market
  • Build a database of prospects for current and future use in sourcing representation transactions
  • Create/maintain client database and CRM (locally, regionally & nationally)
  • Present marketing proposals to clients
  • Market exclusive listings to qualified buyers and negotiating offers
  • Advise clients on their individualized real estate investment strategies
  • Identify industrial acquisition opportunities for the firm
  • Review and assist with requests for proposals, letters, building templates, building tour schedules, Client Activity Reports, and respond to building inquiries
  • Attend networking and industry events


  • Illinois Real Estate Broker’s license preferred but not required
  • 1+ years of relevant sales experience focusing on prospecting and new business development via phone, in-person canvassing, and networking
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with C-Level executives
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, and presentation)
  • Ability to establish oneself as a trusted advisor
  • Must possess a professional presence and be a strong relationship builder
  • The ideal candidate is driven, optimistic, aggressive, outgoing, and a self-starter
  • Spreadsheet applications experience (Microsoft Excel)
  • Strong technology and computer skills

Bonus Skills & Experience

  • Prior knowledge or experience in Commercial Real Estate
  • Experience in the industrial supply chain and distribution industry
  • Prior experience with CRM programs

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Head of Retail Division

Head of Retail Division at Commercial Real Estate Firm in Downtown Chicago

Bradford Allen is a Chicago-based commercial real estate firm providing a full spectrum of brokerage services is seeking to hire an experienced retail broker to join our downtown agency services team in our Chicago office on Wacker Drive (300 S. Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606).

The candidate will head up the recently formed retail division of the downtown leasing practice. Candidate will be the lead agent on some existing retail assignments already with the firm and will work directly with the head of the downtown agency leasing group to develop new retail accounts. The focus of the role will be to service existing clients and help grow the division year-over-year with the support of the company, which has dedicated the resources, technology and people to assist in making the goal a reality.

Compensation – Negotiable base salary and commission structure


  • Secure downtown leasing assignments and service those accounts
  • Ability to work in a team capacity (one other broker currently on the retail team) and be the lead on assignments
  • Develop strong relationships with existing clients and prospective clients
  • Assist in the development and preparation of marketing and presentation materials
  • Qualify and target prospective owners to pursue
  • Perform all typical roles of a retail leasing broker


  • Illinois Real Estate Broker’s license
  • 5+ years of experience in retail landlord representation in Chicago
  • Proven sales experience focusing on prospecting and new business development
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written & presentation)
  • Must possess a professional presence and be a strong relationship builder
  • Ideal candidate is driven, optimistic, detail oriented, outgoing, and a self-starter

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