Greg Bradley Gets it Done
Greg Bradley SVP, regional development manager
Atlanta, United States
Born and raised on a farm in Indiana, Greg Bradley, Prologis senior vice president and regional development manager, now lives a life he never expected. He resides in Atlanta and manages industrial development projects from Toronto to Miami. "Somehow I got lucky and got my dream job—and I didn't even know it existed,” says Bradley.
In school, Bradley studied business. In the 1990s, he went to work for a general contractor, building warehouses. In 2000, Keystone Property Trust, an industrial developer, recognized his talent and lured him away from his first employer.
Prologis was lucky to inherit Bradley after acquiring Keystone in 2004. Bradley commuted from Indianapolis to the East Coast for several years before moving to Atlanta in 2005. In the 14 years he’s worked at Prologis, the company has grown and embraced new ways of doing things. The same goes for Bradley, both personally and professionally. He now heads development management for Prologis’ East region, managing a team of 11.
On a personal level, he adopted two boys from Guatemala when they were each six months old. They are now 11 and 12. He also found a new hobby—cycling. And perhaps a new talent as well—fundraising. These two activities merge each year when Prologis participates in a two-day cycling event in the Colorado Rockies to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Prologis has been the event’s presenting sponsor for eight years in a row. Bradley rode for the first time four years ago. He wasn’t a cyclist, but he was a team player. In advance of the ride, he signed up for spin classes and got in shape. In addition to being in great shape, Bradley is now Team Prologis' top fundraiser. Over the past four years, he has raised over $50,000 for the Courage Classic and Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
Professionally, Bradley has partnered with clients on exciting projects, including millions of square feet of new development for Home Depot in Atlanta and Cranbury, New Jersey. He has also built multiple buildings for Amazon Web Services in Dulles, Virginia, and is now preparing to build three more.
Bradley has developed industrial properties in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He clearly loves his work, saying, “Over the course of a year's time you can take a raw piece of land, get it permitted and build a building. You come back a year later and see cars in the parking lot—jobs created. It's pretty incredible to create and be part of something tangible."
In addition to overseeing development for the East region, Bradley is involved in a technological innovation that will transform the way Prologis manages and monitors its 684 million square feet of logistics real estate in the future. He is part of a team working on an initiative to produce 3-D models of Prologis buildings using building information management technology. Leasing officers and property managers will be able to use the technology for virtual tours, enabling prospective clients to explore buildings of interest without traveling to see them in person. The technology will also link to sensors within buildings, so if something malfunctions the property manager can click to see pertinent information to initiate repairs. This project is still in its early stages in the U.S.
We look forward to seeing Bradley's current portfolio of projects create value for our customers and our company—and to seeing what else Bradley dreams up to help customers run their logistics facilities more efficiently.