By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–Two heavy hitters on the commercial real estate scene have partnered with long time business leader and mega broker Joseph W. Brady to form a dream team that collectively have hundreds of millions of dollars in total sales between them, and will focus on bringing new businesses to the region.
Nick DiCosola and Ron Barbieri both boast a laundry list of accomplishments in their long careers including having been founding members of Lee & Associates Inland Empire North. As co-principals and vice presidents of the newly formed venture each brings a new dynamic to the Bradco Companies, the most important of which is each of their experience bringing new high-end retailers to the High Desert.
“The key to successful real estate investing is anticipating changes in local economic conditions and their impact on real estate trends.,” said Barbieri, who joins Bradco as one of the leading minds in market research and an expert on regional trends in the industry. Bringing with him an MBA from Stanford University and a PhD in real estate and urban land economics from UCLA, Barbieri will co-edit the High Desert Bradco Report along with Brady. Barbieri’s strength in research and knowledge of economics aided him in assisting in the master planning and leasing of the now booming Jess Ranch Marketplace. As an example of Ron’s strength in the local economy, one of his largest transactions involved the purchase of a $20 million, 430-acre parcel.
“From my perspective, I can combine my expertise with Joe’s to basically provide investment opportunities and insights,” Barbieri said.
DiCosola’s knowledge in corporate business from years as a successful data processing manager have helped him close large commercial real estate deals including leases with multiple tenants in Apple Valley’s thriving Jess Ranch Marketplace. He currently represents many clients that include Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steak Burgers, who just entered the California market.
“To join a team of experienced professionals of this caliber is an opportunity that comes along once in a career,” says DiCosola. “We have a lot of experience and momentum behind us, and we intend to make a very positive impact on the economy throughout the region, bringing new businesses to the area, and filling vacant buildings.”
DiCosola also brings a large book of business in the Antelope Valley to the table. His regional network has led to the sales of several bank-owned restaurants in the Lancaster and Palmdale region.
“When you look at the experience these guys bring to the table, creating a team like this was an opportunity I had to jump at,” Brady added. “We’re looking forward to some big things ahead.”