As managing director of property and facilities management for Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Brad Ashley, CPM, RPA, oversees a team of professionals who manage more than 10 million square feet of industrial and office property in the Kansas City area. Brad is responsible for the oversight of account retention, business development, property management, tenant relations, staff development, project and construction management, technical services, risk management and financial reporting.
With his strong background in asset management, construction, project supervision and budgeting, Brad is able to provide his clients with high levels of overall satisfaction. He and his team manage expenses proactively in order to maximize return on investments for his clients. Their prompt responses to concerns show that positive tenant-owner relationships are a priority.
Active in the real estate industry, Brad volunteers his time with student outreach at local colleges and universities. He is also a board member and past president of the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
Brad was a finalist for IREM’s 2015 REME award for Certified Property Manager of the Year. In 2011, he spoke at that organization’s national conference and was inducted into its national Academy of Authors.
In 2009, Brad was recognized nationally by the Journal of Property Management in its feature on the “Top 30 Property Managers Under 30.” The Kansas City Chapter of IREM had named him “CPM of the Year” the previous year.
- Certified Property Manager (CPM®), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
- Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designation, Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) International
- Member, Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR)
- Feature columnist, Journal of Property Management
- Real estate license , states of Kansas and Missouri
Brad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.