Sameena Mustafa Basit Joins Bradford Allen as Managing Director

CHICAGO – Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum, principals of Bradford Allen have announced that Sameena Mustafa Basit has joined the Chicago-based firm as managing director.

“Sameena has over six years of experience as a successful tenant representative,” said Elbaum.  “Her background, expertise and talent will provide a solid foundation for her success at our firm.  We are pleased to have her on board as we continue to grow our Chicago office.”

As a managing director, Basit specializes in tenant advisory services throughout Chicago and has advised clients in the non-profit, education, engineering, information technology, finance and insurance sectors. Most notably, Basit represented the Noble Network of Charter Schools in lease negotiations, making it the first charter high school within the Loop at 1 North State Street. Other recent transactions include relocations for Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, HCL America and the KIPP Foundation.  After beginning her commercial real estate career with CB Richard Ellis, Basit most recently held the position of managing director with ProTen Realty Group where she became the firm’s youngest senior member of the brokerage team. 

Prior to her career in real estate, Basit spent 10 years developing business and management expertise at companies such as Rand McNally and Planned Parenthood. Basit is also a dedicated member of her community with a long-standing history of service. She currently serves on boards at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. Basit is a licensed real estate professional in the state of Illinois and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University. She currently resides in Chicago.

About Bradford Allen 
Bradford Allen Realty Services, a Chicago-based commercial real estate firm, makes a full range of services and expertise available to entrepreneurial and corporate business entities, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm provides real estate strategy, advice, marketing, and transaction execution for occupiers, investors and owners of real estate. Please visit our website at