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.

Commercial Broker

The candidate will work directly with the head of our suburban agency services group and the north suburban team leader to develop new business and service our existing clients. The focus of the role will be to secure new clients for our assets and help grow the agency practice 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 – Salary plus commission structure.

Responsibilities

  • New business development of prospective users and owners
  • Pursuit of suburban leasing assignments
  • Work as an integral part of the team and take lead on specific assignments
  • Develop meaningful relationships with internal and external clients
  • Assist in development and preparation of marketing and presentation materials
  • Perform the typical roles and responsibilities of a commercial real estate broker
  • Limited travel within the Chicago Metropolitan area required

Qualifications

  • Illinois Real Estate Broker’s license
  • 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 highly motivated, optimistic, aggressive, outgoing, and a self-starter

Commercial Real Estate Industrial Broker

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.

Compensation: $45,000 Salary PLUS Commission

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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

Entry Level Research Analyst

BA is seeking a Research Analyst to support our different business units: office brokerage, asset and property management, consulting services, debt origination and acquisitions.

Reporting to the Senior Managing Director, Research & Communications, the Research Analyst is a high-profile role that works across the firm—as well as with data vendors—to gather, distill, and provide value-add insights and intelligence. The analyst will initially work to build the data foundations for a research content machine. This research content machine will be leveraged to conduct market analyses for internal stakeholders, and generate digestible, institutional-quality research content for internal and external audiences.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate—or someone with similar work experience—looking to build something from the ground up. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, ambitious, analytically rigorous, creative and a clear thinker. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence with data collection, management, and interpretation tools. Experience with commercial real estate is helpful but not necessary; a research background, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are essential.

Salary & Title depend on experience.

Responsibilities

  • Source, capture, store, and share statistical data to generate value-add insights and build compelling narratives
  • With the Senior Managing Director, produce digestible, innovative research content that adds value to the business and differentiates Bradford Allen from competitors
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Chicago office market—the CBD as well as the Suburbs—and all relevant submarkets.
  • Surveil industry and non-industry media for essential stories, actionable intelligence, and emerging trends
  • Compile and maintain a user-friendly lease and sales comps database
  • Compile and update a tenants-in-the-market list
  • Maintain broker contact lists for marketing purposes and events
  • Track large vacancy increases and leasing agent changes that may prove useful in identifying leads
  • Track investment sales, buildings on the market, and new development
  • Assist brokers on pitches with any required information

Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of statistical research and forecasting methodologies and facility with data collection, management, and analytics software
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Python, VBA, R, relational database skills preferred

Graphic Designer

Bradford Allen Marketing is looking to expand.

WHO WE ARE
Headquartered in Downtown Chicago, Bradford Allen is a fast-growing, mid-sized commercial real estate firm. We provide comprehensive brokerage and realty management services to private, public, and not-for-profit companies of all sizes. In addition, we develop, finance, own, and operate real estate assets across the nation. Our professionals are known for creating flexible solutions through a high level of expertise and a singular focus on our clients’ objectives.

We’re currently seeking a junior or intermediate-level graphic designer to support our full suite of business units: office brokerage, asset and property management, consulting services, debt origination, and acquisitions. Our Marketing team works in-house to provide custom collateral for a comprehensive array of internal and external stakeholders. As part of a tight-knit team, you’ll work closely with your peers to assist with general graphic design needs while learning about Chicago’s commercial real estate industry firsthand.

WHO YOU ARE
You’re an exceptional creative, ready to elevate a rapidly growing brand to the next level. You’re all about teamwork—but an independent thinker—able to provide unique visual solutions to address the diverse marketing needs of a small team. You’re tough—prepared to sell your best ideas with the same passion that inspired them—but willing to compromise and adapt on the fly. You’re in the know on your industry and able to bring timely insights and trends into our creative strategy. Finally, you may or may not know commercial real estate, but you love Chicago, and you’re willing to learn the ins and outs of the buildings and business that make it tick.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
The Graphic Designer reports to the Design Manager in Creative Services, a function of Marketing & Communications. As a Bradford Allen creative, you’ll follow design strategy for the firm’s internal marketing department, executing on the lead designer’s conception of creative projects across a full spectrum of digital and print collateral. Additionally, creative staff are expected to act as our brand’s biggest advocates, ambassadors for maintaining brand standards and delivering a clear, cohesive, and consistent message with each communication.

  • Design and create innovative marketing collateral in print and digital mediums, including pitches and presentations, offering memorandums, area maps, and capabilities brochures
  • Lead branding and design of property marketing efforts, executing on the collective vision of Marketing leadership
  • Design and develop logos and identity collateral for agency clients
  • Develop assets for internal branding efforts based on creative leadership-designed branding
  • Work within brand standards to ensure quality and consistency across all collateral
  • Work with Marketing to develop dynamic digital and print campaigns
  • Foster working relationships with a variety of personalities in and out of the commercial real estate industry; network with design professionals across a suite of third-party agencies; and manage stakeholder and client expectations
  • Maintain a consistent aesthetic and tone of voice across all branded communications
  • Practice, support, and promote our mission and brand values
  • Maintain clean and organized files and assets
  • Stay in the know on current industry trends, bringing in new ideas to elevate our product
  • Attend, participate, and work events and functions as needed and/or assigned, including evenings and/or weekends
  • Perform additional job-related duties to the best of your ability
  • Willing to work overtime as needed

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating a diverse body of work
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • Three (3) years of related experience
  • Strong, demonstrable skills in Adobe’s Creative Cloud — you should be a rock star with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of workflow management software (Wrike, WorkFront, or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge of CRM software (WordPress, Sugar) and online marketing platforms (Mailchimp, Constant Contact)
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects in a high-stakes work environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and the ability to give, accept, and apply feedback
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information and materials
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Basic copywriting and proofreading skills required
  • In-house marketing experience required

WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE

  • Opportunity for performance-based bonus compensation
  • $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience
  • A flexible work schedule with Fridays spent remote
  • A highly skilled group of teammates with whom you’ll collaborate, rely on, learn from, and bond
  • A relaxed office environment, despite the tight turnarounds
  • Office parties — both companywide and team-based: darts, ping-pong, bowling, Topgolf, you name it!
  • Occasionally catered lunches, plus free snacks and beverages on the daily

Head of Loft Leasing Division

The candidate will head up the loft division of the downtown leasing practice. Candidate will be the lead agent on several existing loft assignments already with the firm and will work directly with the head of the downtown agency leasing group to develop new loft business 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

Responsibilities

  • Secure downtown leasing assignments and service those accounts
  • Ability to work in a team capacity 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 leasing broker

Qualifications

  • Illinois Real Estate Broker’s license
  • 5+ years of experience as a landlord representative in Chicago
  • Experience on some loft assets preferred
  • 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

Sr. Property Accountant

About Bradford Allen:
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 owners of real estate. Services include: Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Property Management, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Corporate Services, and Investment Sales.

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.

Position Summary:
The Senior Property Accountant will work under the supervision and direction of the Controller. Will prepare and maintain the general ledger of properties and corporate entities, perform balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations, auditing, budgeting, bank compliance, month-end closing, generate reports and assist with special projects.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare accurate financial statements according to schedule
  • Research and analyze financial activity and summarize financial status
  • Record acquisition and disbursement activity for new and older assets
  • Review and understand general ledger activities
  • Work with other departments (Property Management, Asset Management) to resolve discrepancies and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance with all accounting policies
  • Manage data for month, quarter, and year-end close, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting needs of the organization
  • Prepare financial reports, conduct analysis, and adhere to organizational financial policies
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Assist auditors with the year-end audit
  • Assist with special projects

Qualifications
Seeking a detail oriented, analytically focused person who can contribute by enhancing processes, procedures, policies, systems, and accounting practices.

  • 4-year degree from accredited college in accounting, finance or business
  • CPA or working towards a CPA preferred
  • 2 – 5 years of accounting experience, real estate or construction industry preferred
  • Public accounting or audit experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and specifically with advanced excel skills
  • Strong analytical, mathematics and systems knowledge
  • Knowledge of general ledger software package, MRI a plus
  • Understanding of accounting and financial processes
  • Excellent communication, integrity and ethical behavior traits
  • Detail orientation, willingness to learn and work within a team environment

Staff Accountant - Hospitality

About Bradford Allen:
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 owners of real estate. Services include: Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Property Management, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Corporate Services, and Investment Sales.

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.

Position Summary:
The Staff Accountant – Hospitality will work under the supervision and direction of the Properties Controller. They will prepare and maintain fixed asset and job costing subledgers, journal vouchers for entry into the general ledger, general ledger account reconciliations, assist in month-end closing of assigned properties, generate reports, and assist with projects as directed.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare journal vouchers and reports for hospitality properties
  • Ensure financial statements adhere to company policy and procedures related to GAAP methodology
  • Work with the Property Management team to issue, prepare, perform the analysis of, and consolidate financial statements for internal and external reporting
  • Provide support for the month-end close, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting needs of the organization as directed
  • Prepare financial reports, conduct analysis, and adhere to organizational financial policies
  • Support management with audits, resolve discrepancies, and prepare data for decision making process

Qualifications
We are looking for a detail oriented, analytically focused person who can contribute by learning systems and accounting practices.

  • 4-year degree from accredited college in accounting or finance
  • 2 – 5 years of experience or internship at a hospitality organization
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, Knowledge of MRI G/L a plus
  • Strong analytical, mathematics, and systems knowledge
  • Has existing or strong desire to obtain CPA
  • Understanding of US GAAP as it relates to Real Estate & Hospitality
  • Excellent communication, integrity, and ethical behavior traits
  • Detail oriented, willingness to learn, and work within a team environment