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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Property Assistant

Work Location

  • On-site property management office Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
    **On occasion you will be required to work at another North Suburban office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet and screen visitors to the property management office. Respond to walk in traffic in property management office. Assist tenants with customer service requests; fulfill requests for after-hours access fobs and fitness center access, coordinate conference room reservations etc.
  • Promptly research, resolve or develop and coordinate action plans to address issues identified in internal and external customer contacts including but not limited to tenants, vendors etc.
  • Monitor and coordinate the accounts receivable and accounts payable processes to meet established goals for accuracy and timeliness.
  • Accurately review and code all invoices through the Avid Payables System.
  • Participate in the preparation of the annual budget and accurately and thoroughly complete assigned deliverables under the direction of the Property Manager.
  • Support the Property Manager in the implementation and maintenance of a formal documented tenant relations plan to ensure tenant satisfaction as measured by formal and informal feedback, annual survey results and controllable tenant retention.
  • Plan and execute multiple tenant appreciation events throughout the year (ie Summer BBQ lunch and Holiday Breakfast).
  • Effectively coordinate assigned vendor relationships, e g. janitorial, landscaping, including regular contact to promptly identify and resolve issues, managing service levels to meet contract specifications, and participating in and documenting walk-throughs.
  • Review all vendor & tenant COIs for compliance with building requirements. Monitor expirations and request updated COIs as necessary. Accurately and timely maintain the Alliant COI portal.
  • Complete and/or participate in formal and informal property inspections and compliance audits.
  • As directed by Property Manager, distribute accurate and complete security and life safety plans to all tenants and ensure training and fire drills are conducted according to prevailing code.
  • May participate in business group project teams or taskforces.
  • Accurately and timely complete other tasks/duties as assigned by the Property Manager.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • General knowledge of budget preparation, financial statement analysis, building account management, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • General knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively address and resolve sensitive tenant and vendor issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and raise issues and propose solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to conclusion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Notary services license may be required in some locations.
  • Real Estate License is required. Will work with employees to obtain.

Working Environment

  • Work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of the job.
  • The employee works primarily in an office environment.

Preferred Education

    Bachelor’s Degree and Illinois Broker’s real estate license

Preferred Experience

    2+ years of property administrator experience

Position Reports to

    Property Manager
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