Announcement: Victorville Workshop on Homeless Issues Jan. 29th

Published January 25th, 2019

The Homeless issue in the City of Victorville impacts all it citizens, businesses, and professionals such as the High Desert real estate community. It impacts what people see and the perception that they have. It impacts investment dollars entering the community. It impacts homebuyers looking to locate to our region. I STRONGLY urge you to take the time and to attend. A few of us in the commercial brokerage industry cannot change what has occurred. We, as an industry, can do great things together. Mr. Donald P. Brown President of Lee and Associates and I have confirmed our attendance. If you have any questions feel free to call my cell during normal hours at 760-954-4567. (Click the link below for more detailed info on the meeting)

Agenda for Special City Council Meeting - Workshop on Homeless Issues

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Victorville City Hall
Conference Room D
14343 Civic Dr
Victorville CA 92392


Joseph W. Brady, CCIM, SIOR
President, The Bradco Companies
Lic #00773589

Joseph W. Brady, Inc., dba The Bradco Companies is a State of California Licensed Broker DRE No. 01057618

57th Edition of The Bradco High Desert Report

Published July 10th, 2018

Joseph W. Brady, Inc., dba The Bradco Companies is pleased to present the latest edition of The Bradco High Desert Report. This report is the only economic overview of its kind. We analyze the High Desert economy, property values, politics and policies that directly impact our residents and business owners. Additionally, we look at infrastructure, transportation, water, and air quality. We do everything we can to make the High Desert a great place to live, work, and play.

This one of the longest editions we have published! Click here to download your pdf version of the 57th Edition of The Bradco High Desert Report.

Tapestry Project Will Help Address Housing Crisis in California

Published June 26th, 2018

By Joseph W. Brady, CCIM, SIOR

The Tapestry project is a major housing development that will help address the housing crisis in California. This large development will build more than +/-15,000 units. Click here to download the pdf and read more about this project.

Russ Blewett was Among the High Desert's Greatest Leaders Ever

Published June 18th, 2018

During the 30 years that I have been a resident and a businessman within the High Desert region, I have met, worked with, coerced, discussed, and challenged, many of our current and former High Desert leaders.

As we pay our respects to a leader like Mr. Russ Blewett, we always seem to recognize the enormous accomplishments of the individual and promise ourselves that his or her example will help change our lives for the better.

Today, we take measure of this man’s countless accomplishments and have an opportunity to reflect on the great things that Mr. Blewett taught us, in making the High Desert a better place to live, work and play.

In the mid-990′s I served with Mr. Blewett on the Executive Leadership Team of the Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter. This organization is a part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the California Building Industry Association Industries (CBIA), and the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC). Mr. Blewett served as president of the organization, having been preceded by some incredible individuals. You had to be a true leader to be considered to be president of the Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter.

During the nearly 25 years that I really knew Mr. Blewett, we agreed on many business and political issues, and we disagreed on a few. He had his views, I had my views. What I always found when I listened to what Mr. Blewett had to say (even when we disagreed), is that I would learn something. While he was never short of an opinion, he was absolutely committed, he was passionate, he wanted to hear other points of view, but he never wavered from his convictions, nor his final decisions.

One thing for certain, a conversation with Russ Blewitt required you to be at the “top of your game”.

When we lose people like Mr. Blewett, we lose not only leaders and history, but also the convictions that had been at the center of many of the issues during the past three decades. From the closing of George Air Force Base to the creation of economic development initiatives to the Regional Waste Water Plant, to crime, unemployment, or high welfare rates, you name it, whatever you needed to count on somebody to participate, attend, be active, or voice their concerns, you could absolutely count on Mr. Blewett.

That was the respect that I had for Mr. Blewett and I think that is why so many people in the High Desert had such high respect for him. And Mr. Blewett gave respect in return. He had high expectations, everyone could make themselves better individuals and better leaders.

So, in tribute to Russ (I regret being out of the area on the day of his memorial), I want to thank you for what you taught me, and I want to thank you for your convictions. I want to thank you for the many conversations that we had, whether we agreed or disagreed.

I want to thank you for always making the City of Hesperia your top concern and I want to thank you for always being committed to the betterment of the rest of the High Desert, recognizing that whatever happened in one city had an impact on all of the others.

I want to thank you for not being selfish and for always being there at any time and any place when someone needed to hear a strong opinion. Thank you for not being afraid of giving strong opinions; thank you for listening and not being afraid of individuals with strong opinions.

Quite candidly, I enjoy strong and passionate people because they make great leaders. Mr. Russ Blewitt was one of many greatest leaders to ever live, work, or play in the High Desert region.

Farewell, Russ, until we see each other again.

Joseph W. Brady is president of the Bradco Companies and a member of the Victor Valley College Board of Trustees.


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