Industry veterans Angela Burnett and Seán Kenny join management services

CHICAGO, IL — Bradford Allen, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced two additions to its growing management services business: Angela Burnett, LEED AP, as director, operations; and Sean P. Kenny as director, engineering. They will work out of the firm’s downtown Chicago headquarters. Both will report to Jennifer Murphy, president of management services, who joined Bradford Allen last fall and is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the firm’s growing office portfolio, which comprises 4.5 million square feet of owned and managed properties in Chicago and nationally.

In her new role, Burnett will work directly with on-site property management teams around the country on operational processes, efficiencies, delivery of high-level tenant experience and execution of capital projects. Kenny will work across the same portfolio, leading on-site property management, engineering and maintenance teams on building procedures, and overseeing operations and maintenance of all plumbing, electrical, mechanical, structural and life safety equipment and systems.

“Angela and Sean bring a wealth of leadership experience to their respective roles, having worked for and with some of the most prominent commercial real estate companies and properties in Chicago,” said Murphy. “Their knowledge of operations and the industry overall will be invaluable as we continue to look at opportunities to expand our portfolio of office assets in Chicago and other top-tier markets. Both have a proven track record of providing the best customer experience to tenants, which is critical in this competitive office landscape, where properties that are run efficiently and effectively stand above the rest.”

Burnett is a veteran commercial real estate professional with 20 years of experience in mixed-use asset management. She most recently served as senior property manager at Chicago’s Willis Tower for 16 years, overseeing an annual operating budget of approximately $115 million, 15 property management team members and nearly 200 security and maintenance personnel in the building.

Kenny has 25 years of experience overseeing building engineering and facilities management. He previously served as chief engineer with CBRE, where he managed the day-to-day duties and scheduling of a team of seven operators and two trainees. Prior to that, he was chief engineer with Chicago-based Sterling Bay. He was recognized with a Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago 2023 Gold Circle Building Engineer of Year Award and BOMA International The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in 2021.

Burnett holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is currently serving a two-year term as president of the Chicago Real Estate Network.

Kenny graduated from DePaul University with a degree in psychology. His licenses and certifications include a City of Chicago Stationary Engineer License, EPA Section 608 Technician Universal Certification, CEAC Generator Operator’s License, CBRE Life Sciences Engineering Training Certification and OSHA 10 Certification. He is also a member of the IUOE Local 399 and Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland.

About Bradford Allen
Bradford Allen (BA) is a commercial real estate firm based in the heart of downtown Chicago. Founded in 2003 by principals Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum as an office brokerage, the firm has grown into a vertically integrated commercial real estate company, offering a full array of services and expertise across multiple U.S. markets to entrepreneurial, corporate and not-for-profit clients, including strategy, marketing and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners. For more information, visit

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