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

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