Conrad Bradford represents a new breed of Real Estate Professional. He has acquired experience and a proven track record in both residential and commercial leasing, sales, and rentals. Conrad excels at finding the ideal location for his retail and office clients. His enviable track record for problem solving and negotiations has earned him a loyal repeat clientele and ongoing referrals. His innovative strategies, creative thinking, wealth of knowledge and connections have continually helped business owners secure prime locations, landlords maximize their rent roll, and residential clients move up in the world.
Knowing how to optimize the appeal of properties, structure sound deals, and expertly price and negotiate have created a win-win situation on both sides. His reputation, combined with his personal relationships within the real estate community (with ownership, managing agents and peers) assures you that your real estate transaction will be guided at every phase with efficiency and professionalism.
Besides being a licensed real estate sales agent, Conrad is a member of REBNY and also a Certified Distressed Property Expert, having successfully completed the program. Before entering the NYC real estate industry, he worked in marketing and communications, taking projects from design concept through production. Conrad formed a one-stop design and print production facility specializing in 4-color printing and finishing, a company that had the capability to design, print and ship in one business day. His roster of clients included Arista Records, The New York Times, The National Arts Club, The Players Club, Algonquin Theatre, Wilhelmina Model Management, AT&T, Pfizer, Passport Films, Calvin Klein Fragrance, Fred Hayman, USA Saber World Cup, MoMo Design, Jamaican Consulate, Nigerian Embassy, Vibe Magazine, Bad Boy Entertainment, and such celebrities as Iman, Mariah Carey, Sean Combs, Notorious Big, and Mark Anthony.
Immediately after graduation, Conrad entered the publishing world and helped develop a revolutionary approach to hardcover book sales called “Display Sales.” This model resulted in setting a North American sales records for the largest single order for a hardcover cookbook, “The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking” (2,000,000 copies), a sales record that still stands today.
When not involved with the frenetic pace of deal making, Conrad fills his leisure hours with art collecting, theatre going, fundraising, cooking, skiing, horse riding, bullfighting, sailing and traveling.
I just wanted to say thanks for finding us a new home for our business. I know we were in a time crunch, but your diligence to our situation saved the day. I appreciate the time and effort you put into meeting all of our needs, and following up with the prospective landlords to make sure our specific requirements for the space were thoroughly vetted. Even when we hit the wall a few times, you were optimistic and kept us from panicking. Also, your professionalism and calm demeanor kept us on an even keel and got the job done. Please let me know if you ever need a reference, I will be glad to let anyone know what a pleasure it was working with you, and how hard you dedicate yourself to your clients. As well, if anyone asks me for a realtor to help them find a space, I will definitely send them your way.
Mike Linn, SMP Digital Graphics
Excerpt from DNAinfo Article: Getting the right space is really important. I look back and it’s changed my whole course of life. [My] business grew from 100 members to over 1,500 he said.
- Brian Delmonico, owner Circuit of Change
Dear Conrad, Many thanks for taking the time to call me yesterday — I appreciate your advice and guidance. I know why your clients speak so highly of you — after just a 15 minute phone call I, too, am a fan for life!
- Victoria R.
I presented Conrad Bradford with a challenge worthy of a real estate Olympian. This next-to-impossible task was to find an affordable commercial space for my music school for over 100 students within a very specific (and expensive!) area. His skill in locating spaces that are not listed on the industry's standard databases helped guide us to what we thought was the perfect space. We even got a lease -- but then the landlord decided not to go through with the deal. Although the first building owner changed his mind and then stone-walled us, Conrad refused to give up. After almost four months of searching, he found something even better than before. He guided me through the process and now Tone Academy of Music leased an amazing location that will help grow and expand our business for years to come. Conrad exemplifies all of the qualities of organization, clarity, responsiveness, and professionalism. However, it is his sheer tenacity that sets him miles above any other broker I’ve encountered. Moreover, he was able to negotiate through language barriers, time constraints, and went above and beyond to take care of me and my business. I hope I never have to move again, but there is no one else in the entire city that I would ever work with. Thank you Conrad – I feel like you’re family now!
- Jenny M - Owner and Director of Tone Academy of Music
As a Manhattan landlord, I know that commercial transactions can be challenging. However, having worked with Conrad Bradford, I have seen first-hand how a skilled broker can make all the difference. Conrad's strength is his ability to think clearly and find creative solutions to advance the deal. A seasoned professional, he was especially effective at negotiations and handling different personalities. By maintaining a win-win attitude, he kept the deal moving and succeeded in bringing a difficult transaction to a successful conclusion. Bravo.
- Joe G.
After 54 years, our 3rd generation Greenwich Village jewelry store was forced to move. We were priced out of the neighborhood. We realized our move would not be around the corner but further. At the time, Conrad was our customer but, after realizing our situation, he played an active role in our relocation as our broker. He found us a store on East 9th St., however, there was competition and multiple offers were ahead of us. That is when Conrad's skills became evident. He maneuvered us into first place, negotiating and securing our new retail store as well as a basement studio workshop. With Conrad's help, C'est Magnifique moved to a strong retail block in the East Village and we have seen our business and customer base grow.
- Alfred - C'est Magnifique Jewelry Store