Carter Vice President Todd Bradford

Carter, a real estate investment firm, recently announced that Todd Bradford was promoted to vice president. MHN talks to Bradford about his new role, as well as some challenges he’s currently seeing in the multifamily industry.
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Tampa, Fla.—Carter, a real estate investment firm, recently announced that Todd Bradford was promoted to vice president. MHN talks to Bradford about his new role, as well as some challenges he’s currently seeing in the multifamily industry.

MHN: What are your priorities for your new position?

Bradford: First and foremost, I want to continue to deliver the highest level and quality of service to Carter’s existing clients. I also want to serve as a mentor to our associates and team members to assist them in developing their talents and strengths.

MHN: What are some of your main goals?

Bradford: 1. Continue to grow relationships and leverage our partnerships to ensure the success of Carter and the clients we serve. 2. Identify new business opportunities by sharing our story of how we help clients achieve their goals in the development of commercial real estate projects.

MHN: What are some challenges in the industry you’re seeing right now?

Bradford: By far the most challenging problem right now seems to be a shortage in skilled construction labor. We are hearing that many tradesmen who once thrived in a booming construction industry, have now sought out new careers in sectors such as energy that continued with job growth during the economic downturn over the past several years. Now that recovery is on a steady upward trend, contractors and subcontracting companies are finding it difficult to staff projects with qualified labor to meet project goals. I believe labor challenges will continue to be a topic of discussion over the next few years.

MHN: What’s next for Carter?

Bradford: We will continue to excel in the changing environment of commercial real estate. The foundation of our pursuit to Invest, Develop, and Advise will lead our thinking and strategies and build upon our recent success in the industry. Carter has a 57-year history of being committed to our community and associates.

MHN: Is there anything you’d like to add?

Bradford: Multi-housing projects have been a big part of my career at Carter. From my early days as a project site representative with day to day oversight of 1000+ beds of on-campus student housing at Valdosta State University to the recent delivery of 42 luxury condominiums at Valencia at South Beach as part of a Carter equity project, residential projects continue as an integral part of my work. Projections are for residential projects including student housing (both on and off campus) and multifamily units to continue to trend upward. I am humbled to work in an environment filled with so many talented and success driven people. From the executive to associates and all those in between, Carter promotes ownership thinking. Because of that, we excel as “one” in all of or endeavors and business pursuits.