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.

Building Engineer

Position Summary
The Building Engineer is responsible for utilization of advanced skills to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of a wide array of buildings MEP systems. Daily activities related to the maintenance and repair of all mechanical systems within a group of assigned properties or an assigned property. The duties will include the maintenance and operations of HVAC/R equipment and building automation system controls. Other systems may include life safety equipment, refrigeration systems and other mechanical or electrical building systems. The Building Engineer must be flexible and willing to complete all tasks that are assigned. Occasional overtime and Saturday work required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Inspects, operates, and maintains the following building mechanical equipment (where applicable), including high pressure boilers, all heating and ventilating equipment, safely, efficiently, and reliably to avoid unscheduled shutdowns, to provide comfortable conditioned occupant space and extending the useful life of the equipment.
  • Maintain mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment, assuring a properly controlled climate at the property or properties.
  • Performs assigned repairs, emergency, and preventive maintenance.
  • Completes and documents maintenance and repair records as required.
  • Maintains the building lighting systems, exterior and interior including element and ballast repairs or replacements.
  • Performs welding, carpentry, painting, furniture assembly and locksmith tasks as needed.
  • Replace plumbing fixtures, perform routine rodding, replace plumbing systems piping and required insulation, report deficiencies in plumbing systems.
  • Act as on-call engineer-responds to service calls.
  • May coordinate Tenant Improvement or Capital Improvement work and assign tasks.
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints and diagrams, recommends materials and parts to repair or replace mechanical systems and equipment and installs makes repairs.
  • Identifies deferred maintenance in building utility systems serving areas affected by proposed construction projects.
  • Reviews construction plans and suggests possible service tie-in and routing locations.
  • Traces out proposed utility service shutdowns to identify affected areas and activates service shutdowns and reactivations.
  • Reviews the building systems installation by outside contractors and records deficiencies on punch list.
  • Develops, in cooperation with property manager, the annual R&M budget. Obtains budget pricing from vendors.
  • Participates in review of construction plans. Troubleshooting potential MEP issues in the design phase. Ensures construction is executed in accordance with approved construction plans.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate must have strong HVAC background.
  • Ability to read and analyze Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing drawings.
  • Working under limited supervision, monitors building system operations and performance.
  • Utilizes several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, heating, and cooling.
  • Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office suite.
  • Ability to work as a user with BAS program or similar Preventative Maintenance and Tenant Request program experience.

Required Education

  • Preferred EPA 608 Universal Technician CFC
  • Vocational/Technical training certificate(s)
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of four years of related experience and/or trade school training

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About Bradford Allen

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.

Group Property Manager

Position Summary
Bradford Allen is seeking a Group Property Manager to assist with overseeing our expanding property management portfolio. The Group Property Manager will work directly with our on-site property management teams providing leadership, ensuring operational processes and procedures are being followed, and focusing on ensuring the teams deliver a high level of tenant experience and property management performance. You will work directly with the President of Bradford Allen Management Services, the individual Property Managers, building staff, the Asset Management teams, ownership, accounting, and HR, as well as other internal teams.

Compensation Negotiable

Location The position will be in-person with a home office based out of the Chicago downtown location. The role requires travel to both local and out-of-state properties throughout the week and on an as-needed basis to work directly with the property management and maintenance teams.

Responsibilities

  • With the President of BAMS, direct and lead the management of a 4.5M square foot portfolio of owned investments and third-party managed properties.
  • Be a hands-on leader, mentor and resource for the on-site property management teams. Build and foster relationships within teams and across the management company.
  • Develop operational standards and procedures across the portfolio while not losing sight of strategic goals.
  • Ensure operational standards and procedures are consistently followed by on-site property teams.
  • Assist the property teams with executing capital projects. Identify value-add strategies to improve property performance and appearance.
  • Engage with all levels and departments of the organization, ensuring corporate initiatives are fully implemented.
  • By relying on strong financial acumen, assess and utilize the financial abilities of the property management teams. Leverage strengths across the team and provide training where needed to complete budgets, CAM and tax reconciliations, maximizing NOI, etc.
  • Collaborate with accounting, finance, and leasing to develop property budgets, reforecasts, and cash flows that are accurate, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Ensure all property level reporting is completed in a timely and comprehensive manner with the highest quality narratives.
  • Build a strong relationship with Asset Management to establish portfolio and property specific business plans and goals. Strategically execute each plan to maximize investment returns and value.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of commercial property management experience, including experience with directly supervising a team of employees and building staff operation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with CCIM, CPM or RPA designation preferred.
  • Proficient in MRI (or equivalent financial reporting software), Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving ability.
  • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, with superior interpersonal skills.
  • State of Illinois real estate license.

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About Bradford Allen

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.

Leasing Agent

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

The candidate will join the loft and retail divisions of the downtown leasing practice. Candidate will be an agent on some existing loft office and retail assignments already with the firm. The focus of the role will be to service existing clients and help grow the divisions 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/stipend

Responsibilities

  • Service existing accounts
  • Ability to work in a team capacity
  • Develop strong relationships with existing clients and prospective clients
  • Assist in the development and preparation of marketing and presentation materials
  • Prospect for tenants
  • Perform all typical roles of an office and retail leasing broker
  • Shoot vacancies with the company 3D camera (training provided)
  • Compile reporting for owners
  • Coordinate broker previews
  • Run financial deal analyses

Qualifications

  • Illinois Real Estate Broker’s license
  • Must have retail experience, office experience a plus
  • Open to prospecting tenants for the portfolio (stacking, cold calling, emailing, etc.)
  • 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
  • Preference for candidate that lives in city of Chicago

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About Bradford Allen

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.

Property Manager

Position Summary
Provide the highest possible level of customer service to tenants and help ensure long-term occupancy in all managed properties. Ensure the highest level of professional operation and appearance of all assigned properties. Manage the operating costs and approved capital expenditures for all assigned properties. Hire, train and supervise direct reports.

Compensation Negotiable

Location 3333 Finley Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Responsibilities

  • Manage tenant move-in process to ensure complete tenant satisfaction.
  • Visit tenants regularly and maintain a positive, productive and professional relationship with them.
  • Complete legal documents and internal reporting documents pertaining to lease administration and administer the lease.
  • Assist with all lease activity including tenant renewals, expansions and contractions.
  • Regularly inspect and evaluate all building equipment, systems and grounds to ensure that the appearance and operation of the properties meet company standards.
  • Develop and maintain emergency procedures and preventative maintenance programs for all buildings.
  • Oversee the work order system to ensure that tenant service calls are handled within the timeframe as approved by Ownership and with 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Develop positive relationships with vendor partners ensuring they understand the goals, objectives and code of conduct at the properties they work in.
  • Ensure that work performed by outside contractors is performed timely and appropriately, and with approved insurance coverage limits.
  • Develop and manage the annual budgets for the assigned properties.
  • Financially operate the property ensuring the monthly, quarterly and annual financial goals as approved in the annual budget are attained.
  • Review monthly operating reports and explain budget variances.
  • Manage collection of accounts receivable and operating expenses.
  • Produce analysis of annual CAM & RET reconciliations for assigned properties.
  • Assist in fostering a team atmosphere within the local office.
  • Hire, train, manage and develop all direct reports.
  • Conduct annual performance appraisals and develop employee specific goals annually.
  • Assist suburban General Manager with special projects.
  • Assist President with special projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with CCIM, CPM or RPA designation
    State real estate license.
  • 5-7 years of commercial property or commercial building management experience including:
  • 3+ years of directly supervising on-site personnel and vendor partners.

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About Bradford Allen

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.