Bridget Richards, CCIM

   

Business Background

Bridget Richards is an entrepreneur who is fascinated with trendspotting and developing business concepts to meet pent up demand. She has assisted in taking more than thirty companies public on the OTC:BB and helped establish dozens of successful start-ups from 1997 to 2001 while working with a private investment firm headquartered in Las Vegas.  She continues to help fledgling businesses get their bearing by assisting with entity formation and organizational structuring. Bridget has 14 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate and Development.  Bridget became engaged in commercial real estate in 2002 when she joined Shea Commercial, a leading developer of office projects throughout the Southwest region of the United States.

 

During her tenure with Shea Commercial, Bridget placed over 750,000 square feet of professional and medical office properties while participating in the development of seven ground-up office projects, totaling more than 1,000,000 square feet. The volume of non-development transactions (all disciplines) she accumulated began to overtake her principal role at Shea Commercial, leading to the advent of New Growth Commercial in 2006.

 

In 2006, she and her business partner, Jason T. Lesley, established New Growth Commercial Real Estate Company, a boutique full service commercial real estate brokerage firm in Las Vegas. Richards built the company from the ground up by fortifying relationships with top clients and honing her knowledge of all disciplines of the commercial real estate industry. Despite the challenging market, the business closed more than $560 million in total transaction volume within the course of seven years. Also during this time, Richards received several awards, including the CoStar Power Broker Award in 2012 and recognition as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in 2013. In March of 2014, New Growth Real Estate Company announced that Southern Nevada’s largest brokerage firm, Colliers International, would be acquiring the company to establish its Investment Services Team, a division that focuses on high profile investor and user acquisitions and dispositions.

In her current role as Principal and Broker of record for Perry Guest Companies Nevada, Richards’ strategy predominantly focuses on matchmaking people and properties that are well-suited for each other. She researches where demand emanates and applies macro-economic trends to the local market. She brings her ideas to life by nurturing strong client relationships and advising investors based on her assessments. Throughout the process, she not only considers what businesses have been successful in Southern Nevada, but also what businesses are desirable for the market, ie. what and where demand is originating.

Area of Expertise

Bridget’s area of expertise includes Investment Services/Capital Markets, Industrial and Logistics, Occupier Services (Owner-User Services), Medical and Professional Office, Retail, Health Care, Information Technology, Multi-Family, Manufactured Home Communities, & Single-Tenant NNN property for institutional and private investors. As of the Summer of 2016, Ms. Richards is part of a development team with a light industrial project currently under construction, www.sunsetlandinglv.com

Personal Interests

Bridget Richards gives back to the community through various charitable initiatives. On an annual basis, Ms. Richards coordinates a charity event in conjunction with the Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels program called “The Stuffarama”. The program delivers meals to more than 1,200 seniors and persons living on fixed incomes every week, and Richards organizes a supplemental event every year that includes additional household necessities outside of food to be incorporated in the deliveries as well. Working with friends, clients, and colleagues, Richards is able to contribute everyday provisions, such as soap, toothpaste, and other toiletries, all in gift bags that are delivered directly to needy recipients. Richards looks to expand the program in 2015, using her network of resources to rent out space at a local restaurant to house an even larger gift bagging event.

Bridget is interested in the following: Supporting the wellbeing of elderly, children and animals.  She enjoys fashion design, and photography of all sorts of subjects…the new mom especially enjoys taking pictures of her baby son Jesse. Her favorite hobby to engage in is the discovery and encouragement of her friends and family member’s dreams, goals and talents. Bridget is an avid marketer, always searching for fresh and innovative methods to promote businesses and projects. At any given time, she may be reading 5 different titles on her Kindle Fire.

Three way tie for favorite animal – walrus, platypus and hippopotamus.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • CCIM Institute (Designee since 2008)
  • NAIOP (Principal Member and Education Committee Member and Developing Leaders Institute Sponsor/Instructor/Alumnus)

Contact Bridget

Direct:

+1.702.290.8838

Fax:

+1.702.974.4358