I started my career as an office tenant representative broker in 2008 right out of college. My goals have always been working hard, exceeding expectations and earning respect from others, all of which have helped me to succeed in the commercial real estate industry. Being a female in a male-dominated industry has had some challenges, but also has had it’s many advantages. I love helping clients design and customize an office space, finding solutions to concerns and negotiating favorable lease terms. I work hard to secure the best terms for my clients and I have earned some fun nicknames; ask me about them!
My favorite hobbies include playing sports, boating and traveling internationally. I’ve been playing sports from a very young age; my favorites include softball, volleyball and tennis. I’ve always liked a challenge and participating in healthy competition on a regular basis, which has given me an advantage in my career. I embrace the ups and downs of wins and losses and the comradery of others going after the same goal. I currently play doubles tennis every week on a traveling tennis team. When I have free time, I enjoy traveling to Europe with friends or family, exploring new countries such as Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland. My favorite trip was my honeymoon in Croatia where my husband and I had a 7 day catamaran cruise with a private chef, traveling by boat to beautiful small islands everyday. We snorkeled through caves, explores quaint island towns and cafes, enjoyed new culinary experiences, and private wine tastings.
“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”
Professional Background & Experience
Aubrey Van Reken is a Vice President at NAI Hiffman, specializing in office tenant representation services with selective landlord representation. Aubrey has proven herself an invaluable asset to the firm’s Chicago suburban team.
Dedicated to the Suburban Chicago area, Aubrey specializes in office tenant representation services with selective landlord representation. Aubrey has successfully negotiated office transactions for a wide array of public, private and not-for-profit clients providing market research, site selection, contract negotiation, financial analysis and due diligence. A successful office relocation or renewal process is ultimately dependent upon asking the right questions and establishing strong communication between client and real estate advisor. Aubrey works closely with her clients to identify problem areas, with openness to both conventional and unconventional solutions, in order to achieve favorable results that are measurable. Aubrey’s ability to think “outside the box” has resulted in tenant-favorable outcomes and significant savings. During her career at NAI Hiffman, Aubrey has completed over 600,000 square feet of commercial real estate transactions valued at over $46 million dollars.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
- Real Estate Broker, Illinois
- Treasurer on Board of directors for DuPage Senior Citizens Council
- School Association for Special Education
- University of Illinois
- Special Olympics Illinois
- Vista National Insurance
- 4Wealth Advisors
- Our Children’s Homestead
- Hoopis Group
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
- Midwest Vein Center
- Midwest Sinus Center
- Agency on Aging
- Noble & Associates