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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Senior Content Writer, Marketing & Communications

Bradford Allen is seeking an experienced content writer to develop original, creative copy for a diverse array of business lines related to commercial real estate and investment services, in addition to our corporate branding initiatives.

Based in downtown Chicago, Bradford Allen offers a full suite of realty services to corporate, entrepreneurial, and not-for-profit business entities. Our integrated services platform includes tenant representation, landlord representation, property and asset management, consulting and advisory services, and project and construction management. Our professionals create flexible solutions through high-level expertise and a singular focus on client objectives.

We’re looking for a talented creative to lead copywriting on the marketing and communications team. The senior content writer will develop strategic copy for a variety of projects across print and digital media, working closely with marketers and designers to brainstorm ideas, develop concepts, and concisely articulate messaging. The most successful candidate will be collaborative by nature and ready to adapt, easily pivoting between writing genres while maintaining a distinct, cohesive voice.
The senior content writer will also assist in developing and copyediting written communications from a number of other teams, including research, development, project management, and the investment advisory. Ultimately, creative input from the role should drive content creation throughout the firm, increasing engagement through all channels of distribution.


  • Write high-volume, high-conversion copy for marketing campaigns across diverse demographics
  • Develop long-form copy for presentations, white papers, and web
  • Translate complex ideas into easily accessible narratives
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment often requiring short turnaround times
  • Raise the bar, continually pushing for unique copy that promotes action
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of marketing and communications trends
  • Stay current on the appropriate style guidelines and brand voice for consistent messaging
  • Research commercial real estate trends to develop and maintain subject matter expertise
  • Engender honest and open relationships with stakeholders to foster collaboration and creativity
  • Promote the brand, supporting the firm’s continued growth in the Chicago market and across the nation


  • Curated writing portfolio that demonstrates expert content creation for a variety of audiences across primarily digital mediums
  • Strong understanding of effective SEO
  • Ability to balance multiple projects in a high stakes work environment
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to give, accept, and apply feedback
  • Strong technical proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) and a quick study in new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work with discretion in handling confidential information and materials
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • At least three (3) years of professional writing experience required
  • Experience working with an in-house marketing team preferred
  • General knowledge of commercial real estate and finance preferred
  • College degree from an accredited university in communications, marketing, English, or a related field of study preferred
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

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Treasury Analyst

Bradford Allen is a Chicago-based, national commercial real estate firm that offers a full array of brokerage services to entrepreneurial, not-for-profit, and corporate business entities. Our realty services team provides strategy, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors, and owners of commercial real estate. Bradford Allen professionals create flexible solutions through a high level of expertise, persistence, and a singular focus on client objectives. Our integrated services platform includes Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Property & Asset Management, Consulting & Advisory Services, and Project & Construction Management.

Bradford Allen professionals create flexible solutions for our clients through their experience, commitment to solving the most difficult problems, persistence, loyalty, hard work, and a singular focus on client objectives.

Bradford Allen is seeking a detail-oriented Treasury Analyst to assist with cash management, transaction risk mitigation, bank administration, and analysis of the financial activities of our business. In this role, you will be required to initiate transactions utilizing bank portals, open/close bank accounts and lockboxes, account for cash, analyze bank fees, and prepare treasury reports.


Transaction Initiation/Approvals:

  • Responsible for the execution of EFTs (Fedwire and ACH).

Cash Accounting:

  • Initiate journal entries to account for receipts and disbursements.

Transactional Risk:

  • Monitor and disposition check as well as ACH positive payment exceptions.
  • Report account (payment) information to tenants telephonically.
  • Verify beneficiary information via the ‘callback’ process.
  • Assist with the development of Treasury policies and processes.

Payment Electronification:

  • Convert paper-based receipts/disbursements to electronic.


  • Download account analyses and bank statements monthly.
  • Report bank balances by account monthly.
  • Manage and maintain a database of current and historic bank fees and monitor fees against fee schedule.
  • Escalate bank service and quality issues.
  • Generate RFPs for bank Treasury services.

Project Management:

  • Project-related support pertaining to the design, implementation, and rollout of new strategic and tactical improvements.
  • Special project support.


  • Four-year college degree, ideally with a concentration in finance, accounting, or business.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of Treasury experience.
  • Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) or desire to obtain the credential.
  • Knowledgeable on account opening, closing, bank documentation, and other bank requirements (i.e., KYC).
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Hands-on experience using bank portals.
  • Preferred to have a familiarity working in a real estate investment environment as well as experience with MRI and AvidXchange.

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