Bradley Hartwell

Bradley Hartwell

Bradley Hartwell is the founder of North Town Real Estate, a commercial real estate firm in Grand Rapids assisting clients with acquisition, brokerage, consulting and development projects. He has more than 10 years of experience in all facets of the commercial real estate industry. Contact Bradley at bradley at northtownre dot com or 616.250.0622.


Financial independence and real estate

July 31, 2018
With Independence Day in the rear-view mirror, now is a great time to also contemplate our financial independence. The world of investing can be complicated and challenging to manage at times, but many of the wealthiest Americans got that way, in part, by investing in real estate. Read More

How do you build a neighborhood community?

April 30, 2018
Is it the people or the bricks and mortar that first define a particular neighborhood community? Read More

5 reasons to sell now

March 30, 2018
It’s finally spring (hopefully), and our West Michigan temperatures are starting to heat up almost as quickly as our real estate market. Read More

Real estate resolutions for the new year

January 9, 2018
It’s a brand new year, which is a popular time for reflection, goal setting and resolutions, especially for your real estate portfolio. Read More

How to keep warm during the retail ice age

October 18, 2017
The Grand Rapids Business Journal recently published a very informative article by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The article discusses a rise in big-box retail brick-and-mortar store closings, including “Sears (265 stores closed this year), JCPenney (138 stores) and Macy’s (100 stores)” — and the list continues to grow. While this signals financial challenges for those retailers and landlords, it may also create opportunity for those landlords or investors who are able to purchase these properties as vacant, value-add assets. Read More