People are known by the company they keep. Companies are known by the people they keep.
— Anonymous

Essex has created a culture of high integrity and driven professionals. And we are tremendously proud that our staff tenure sets us apart in the industry. If you are passionate about real estate, embrace a team philosophy, and are committed to excellence, we would be happy to discuss available career opportunities. Please submit your resume and cover letter to:


Essex places tremendous importance on our culture and team approach. Consequently, Essex will hire brokers laterally, as opposed to our traditional organic growth, only under rare circumstances.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree, Juris Doctor, CPA and/or CFA. In addition, the candidate must have a demonstrated ability of real estate and transactional experience. Additionally, a candidate’s attitude and professional values must be consistent with Essex’ philosophy.

Brokers are responsible for business development and execution. We provide tremendous resources, analytics, training and commission splits. We reward success with advancement into becoming a Managing Director, and in exceptional circumstances, ownership as a Partner in Essex.


  • Developing new business through phone calls and in-person contacts
  • Advising clients in their individualized real estate investment strategies
  • Preparing detailed analyses of clients' properties, including broker opinions of value (BOV), market research, and rental surveys
  • Staying updated with industry trends and market research
  • Marketing exclusive property listings to qualified buyers
  • Negotiating exclusive listing agreements and sale contracts

Also, an active Illinois Real Estate Broker License is required.

Lastly, the candidate’s attitude and professional values must be consistent with Essex’ philosophy and team culture.

Candidates should submit an email with attached resume and cover letter.


Essex' Associate program is a three year, in depth education to the investment real estate industry. It is designed for those individuals who aspire to pursue an entrepreneurial path and a career in Investment Real Estate but wish to be paid to learn. Primary responsibilities will include conducting market research, performing valuation analyses of investment properties, preparing commercial real estate proposals and marketing materials, as well as aiding in business development and database maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and excellent analytic, written, verbal and computer skills. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a passion for learning the real estate industry, along with a history of personal excellence. Essex values its corporate culture which promotes a genuine camaraderie, friendship and work ethic. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to these ideals.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.