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ABG provides a complete full suite of commercial real estate brokerage, investment, development, and consulting services.

Our Story


The Allan Bailey Group, LLC. (ABG), is a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In 2008, while the U.S. economy was still in the early stages of the great recession, John Bailey saw a unique opportunity to fill a niche in the commercial real estate market.

He formed ABG which is now one of the largest certified minority-owned commercial real estate firms in the US. While many veterans in the industry closed their doors and large firms drastically downsized, ABG was busy representing numerous clients. Collectively saving clients millions of dollars. ABG was awarded broker of the year in 2011, nominated as the minority firm of the year by the DFWMSDC and has been recognized by multiple commercial real estate news and media publications.

ABG has consistently demonstrated its perseverance and unparalleled determination to help public and private entities enhance the financial performance of their real estate portfolios.

ABG provides a complete full suite of commercial real estate brokerage, investment, development, and consulting services. Using the latest technologies and resources, we work one-on-one with our clients to provide a comprehensive analysis of options and opportunities which are vital to the real estate decision making process. At ABG, we take the time to know our clients and understand their business drivers to help them achieve their goals.

Our growth is based on our commitment to our mission and core values.

About the Founder


John Bailey, Founder/CEO

John Bailey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where he developed a passion for commercial real estate at an early age. Mr. Bailey studied business at Northwood University and Babson College.

In 2004, Mr. Bailey joined Options Real Estate, a local real estate development and landlord brokerage firm in the southern sector. He was responsible for selling and leasing Option’s portfolio of over five million square feet of retail, office, land and industrial properties. Mr. Bailey later joined Mohr Partners, a global corporate real estate advisory firm, where he provided corporate real estate portfolio transaction services for clients around the world.

In 2008, during the worst recession since the great depression, Mr. Bailey founded The Allan Bailey Group, LLC. As Founder and CEO, Mr. Bailey has grown the company to the largest African-American owned and operated tenant representation firm in the country. Mr. Bailey has successfully negotiated over 600 commercial real estate transactions over his 15 years in the real estate industry.

In 2011, Mr. Bailey was named top tenant rep broker of the year by Hartman Income REIT. Mr. Bailey is an alumni of the 2017 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Mr. Bailey was recently showcased as a local Dallas developer on Shark Tank Grow South. A partnership between Mark Cuban, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlins and The Real Estate Council (TREC) to bring visibility to southern sector redevelopment and enhance local low-income communities.

Mr. Bailey devotes a significant amount of time to providing exposure and mentorship to low- income communities within Southern Dallas. Mr. Bailey is a devoted husband and father as well as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a Licensed Realtor and member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors. Mr. Bailey is also a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Southern Sector Task Force, the Greater Dallas Planning Council’s 2018 Innovative Communities Task Force and The Real Estate Council (TREC).

Our Team


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Wana Smith-Vice President

Wana Smith is a lifelong and proud Texas resident. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, she moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2001 to attend the University of Texas at Arlington where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Wana spent time as a food scientist as well as an educator in southern Dallas. She later returned to UTA to work on her Master’s Degree in Urban Studies which is where she became interested in real estate, urbanism, and the implications of current planning and development on future generations.

Wana is a licensed commercial real estate agent and enjoys living, working, and volunteering in southern Dallas. Her real estate experience includes landlord and tenant representation of industrial, retail, land, and office properties. She also has experience in project management and small development.

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Victor Williams, Jr.-Vice President

Vic is a native of Detroit, Michigan and graduated with an MBA in Finance from Wayne State University.  He received his BA in Supply Chain Management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Victor has been in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 4 years, where he has served in various leadership roles in Food & Beverage industry.

Victor started his career in commercial real estate after being selected as a member of the 2016 Project REAP class in Dallas, TX. During the program Victor was able to network with key stakeholders in the commercial real estate industry, as well as contribute to the much-needed diversity in this industry. Victor wears a couple of hats at ABG as Controller and Research Analyst.

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Making an Impact


ABG devotes a significant amount of time to enhancing low-income communities within Southern Dallas.

We engage in community outreach through our partnership with the local Small Business Association (SBA) by providing free real estate workshops and mentorship in low-income areas.

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide a complete outsourced commercial real estate solutions team that exceed the goals and objectives of our clients.

We work diligently on behalf of our clients. We support, develop, and enrich our staff and strive to raise the ethical bar within our industry through our commitment to transparency and moral integrity.

Our Core Values


ABG’S Core Values are based on the acronym HOPE, which stand for:

  • Hard work
  • Outreach
  • People
  • Ethics

Our growth is based on our commitment to our Mission and Core Values

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