TBG’s success is derived from several guiding principles, the foundation of its practice:

> Innovative thinking, proprietary analysis and creative solutions.
> Adaptive approaches to the assessment of client issues.
> Interactive working relationships with Boards, CEOs and company leadership.
> Sensitivity and confidentiality with delicate company issues/circumstances.
> Extensive industry knowledge and the experience of implementation.
> Possibility of corporate transformation and organizational breakthrough.
> Personal and Professional Integrity.


Founded in Los Angeles in 1999 by professionals each with over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, TBG principals have advised public and private real estate company CEO’s, Boards of Directors, Senior Management and Owners, applying their expertise and experience to the resolution of a variety of critical, urgent and confidential management issues, emphasizing insightful analysis, thorough evaluation of strategic and tactical options, and the recommendation of implementable solutions.

Additionally, TBG has provided advisory services in real estate asset, portfolio and corporate financial restructuring, providing sophisticated financial analysis, real estate advisory services and trustee services to lenders, owners, investors and intermediary clients related to debt, equity and in/or out-of-Court restructuring.


James B. Wright – CEO – Over 25 years consulting experience with financial, asset development, property/portfolio management and corporate management issues in all sectors of the real estate industry, working with key company decision makers and their intermediaries.  Mr. Wright’s experience spans advisory assignments ranging from cash and long-term executive compensation program recommendations, to organizational design and transition, to development, engineering and financing, to real estate portfolio restructuring.

Prior career experience with FPL Advisory Group/FPL Associates; Kibel, Green Inc., Laventhol & Horwath, British Petroleum and URS International.

MBA – Case Western Reserve University, MA – State University of New York, and BS – Bradley University.

Thomas B. Townley – Vice President – Over 30 years of real estate Human Resources experience, 26 with CB Richard Ellis, Inc. - managing, and implementing a range of HR related functions including: compensation for brokerage and executive management; organizational transition; policy/procedures; recruiting; training and database management.  Prior experience with Korn/Ferry International.

MBA – University of California , Los Angeles, BS – Yale University.

Client List *

Prudential Real Estate
Portsmouth Holdings, LLC
Cushman & Wakefield
Center Trust
SNL Financial LC
CB Richard Ellis
Foothill Capital
Holualoa Companies
RiverRock Real Estate Group
Irvine Apartment Communities
Commonwealth Edison Company
Catellus Development Company
Parkway Properties
Baldwin/New Millennium Homes
American Real Estate Group
Brazos Asset Management, Inc.
Swinerton Realty Advisors

Brookfield Properties, Inc.
Raikow & Company
The Irvine Company
Guardian Real Estate Fund
Dominion Pacific Group
Irell & Manella, LLC
Transcontinental Corporation
Prentiss Properties
Allmark, Inc.
Golf Trust of America
Ballenger Cleveland & Issa, LLC
Waveland Capital Group
Luckman Management Company
Donahue Schriber
Fairfield Residential Group
Birtcher Enterprises
Robert Bass Organization

*Selected clients of the Principals of THE BRADFORD GROUP, including TBG co-consulting assignments.

Why TBG?

Principals Leadership from career real estate professionals.
Broad range of public and private company advisory assignments.
Focus Single industry service emphasis.
Confidentiality Sensitivity with delicate issues and circumstances.
Results Commitment to achieving expected success.
Independence No potentially conflicting REIT services.
Research Years of analysis of REIT and public real estate issues.
Insight from direct responsibility for company-wide implementation.
Breadth Growth, merger, stagnation, disposition and crisis situations.
CEO Responsibility
Decision-makers who can create, protect, recapture, sustain value.

Professional Affiliations

NAREIT - National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

ULI – Urban Land Institute

NACD – National Association of Corporate Directors

SNL – SNL Financial LC

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