Trendsetter to Know: Sr. Global Real Estate Advisor Brad Kimmelman

Name: Brad Kimmelman


Instagram:     (@bradkimmelman)

Podcast: “Homanity” with Brad & Bree:


Age: 56

Title: Associate Broker/Sr. Global Real Estate Advisor

Married/Single: Married

Kids: Nope…Dog dad.

City you live in: Scottsdale

A typical day in my life includes… Trying to make the world a little better than I found it, one obstacle at a time. Most of my day is spend making real estate deals, jumping through hoops to make my clients as comfortable and satisfied as is humanly possible. Taking care of my two 85-year-old parents and making the most of every moment of every day.

I was born… a performer in New York. I think my first word was an entire song.

My favorite thing about Arizona… The beauty of the mountains, sunshine all the time and “mostly” friendly kind people.

I’m listening to… Music all the time. Folk Rock, Classic Rock, Broadway, Classical & Buddha Bar.

My family… is the center of my existence. My only true goal is to keep everyone safe, happy, and healthy.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Katherine Hepburn

One thing I cannot live without… Charlie, my rescue dog, and sushi. (wait, that’s two, but true).

When I was younger, I wanted to be (and was)…an actor/singer

I’m inspired by… Intelligence, kindness, and gratitude. 

The one person who motivates me is… My life partner, Jorge.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… Excessive greed and selfishness.

The perfect day would be… Sailing the Greek Isles without cell reception.

My first job was… Delivering singing telegrams.

My favorite escape… floating in pristine water.

My life… has been a wild ride. I am grateful for everything that brought me to this moment.

I’m currently working on… growing my real estate team while having a whole lotta fun!

Always… choose kindness.

Never… text while/after drinking.

Favorite Quote…”There is no future. There is no Past. I live each moment as my last!”

Biggest Dream… That I will be remembered for what I gave to humanity.

My Pet Peeve(s)… not even trying.

More About Brad Kimmelman:
Raised in Westchester County, New York, It was clear that I was entrepreneurial and driven from the start! As a child, I turned my love of music and theater into a business. I studied acting with a coach in Manhattan at the age of 10 and by 12 I went out and got myself an agent. I booked the first national commercial I auditioned for and a featured role in a movie by 16. One of my first jobs was delivering singing telegrams for a company in Scarsdale, NY. Creativity is in my blood, as I was born into a show business family.

My father is a successful animation director & cartoonist who was one of the creators of “Schoolhouse Rock!”. My mother was a high fashion photographer back in the 1950’s for the #1 modeling agency in NYC, Harry Conover Modeling.

I went to Boston University majoring in Film, paying my way through as a singing waiter on the “Spirit of Boston”, a dinner yacht in Boston Harbor. After graduation I became a broadcast producer at Grey Advertising on Madison Avenue in New York City & started my own record company, “Zuma Records”.

After many years in advertising, I craved to do something more meaningful and moved to Connecticut to start selling real estate. Within two years I became a top producing agent at the #1 boutique brokerage in town from 2001-2009. In 2009 I was recruited by Sotheby’s International Realty as a brokerage manager in Southport CT and then, Scarsdale NY which I enjoyed for ten years. After training, mentoring and coaching hundreds of real estate agents, I decided to go back into sales for myself and moved permanently to my second home in Scottsdale, AZ and joined Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. It was the best decision I have ever made!

My fast success in the Valley of the Sun is largely due to my 13 years with the Sotheby’s brand and the strong relationships I have built here. I quickly became a “go to broker” within Sotheby’s network for referral business from other colleagues, clients and friends. I am happily married with a rescue Dalmatian/Pointer mix named Charlie. In the unlikely event I am not working diligently for my clients, I enjoy tennis, hiking, cooking and traveling. I still sing in the shower, much to the dismay of my family. To get to know me better, please visit where you can see my video bio.

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