Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has added a 27-year broker as a senior vice president and managing partner, further strengthening its position as a leading commercial real estate employer of seasoned professionals in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Joining the company is Jennifer Gray, CCIM, who's operated her own firm since 2001. She will continue to focus on northeast Tarrant and Denton counties as she has done for the past 15 years, remaining at her longtime location in Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., now Bradford's newest office.
Gray's decision to join Bradford was swayed by its decentralized structure, which is supported by multiple field offices that allow managing partners to have local autonomy. In addition, Bradford provided a larger full-service platform ingrained with a philosophy to deliver the best possible service for landlords, tenants and institutional investors.
Gray's addition to Bradford's 25-member brokerage team will boost its roster to 14 female professionals, whose capabilities include brokerage, property management, leasing, construction and finance. The firm's other female partners include Karen Simon, executive vice president; and Sharon Friedberg, Melanie Hughes, Susan Singer and Leigh Richter, all senior vice presidents. The upper ranks also include Anne Turney, president of Bradford Management Co. Inc., a recognized leader in her area of expertise, and J.J. Kissee, a senior vice president and controller of the 23-year-old firm.
"We are excited to add Jennifer to our roster of proven producers. We will leverage her expertise with our network of relationships, which will allow the firm additional opportunities and growth in the northeast Tarrant County submarket," says Kevin J. Santaularia, president and CEO of Dallas-based Bradford.
Gray's forte is working with developers and existing property owners, oftentimes beginning with land acquisition and staying with the project through development, lease-up and disposition. Her pre-leasing efforts included such projects in northeast Tarrant County as Southlake Town Square, Colleyville Town Square, Keller Town Center and The Village at Colleyville.
"My specialty is really based on the market," says Gray, who has brokered transactions for all property sectors. "I see myself as a problem solver, especially right now in the market."
Gray is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, North Texas chapter of CCIM, and chambers of commerce in Southlake, Grapevine, Keller and Colleyville.
April 5, 2012