John Brady

Managing Principal

Cresa San Jose

550 S. Winchester Boulevard
Suite 600
San Jose, CA 95128
United States
408.554.8855 main
408.554.8855 dd
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Since John Brady entered the commercial real estate profession in 1975, he has been continually recognized as an industry leader in Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and throughout the nation.  Specializing in corporate/tenant representation, John’s clients include a “who’s who” of the technology industry.  John specializes in high-value, time-critical, and complex transactions for technology and life science companies. He is an expert in transaction management and a skilled negotiator, with the passion to “protect and defend” his corporate clients.

As one of the Founders of Cresa,John was instrumental in shaping the company’s initial strategy, its organizational structure, and the expansion of its offices and services throughout North America. John was also involved in steering the mission and vision of the firm.  Today, with nearly 60 offices in North America, Cresa has grown to become America's largest corporate real estate advisory firm specializing in tenant representation and integrated corporate services.

John has distinguished himself as a broker and an entrepreneur for nearly 40 years. Under John’s leadership, Cresa San Jose celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Throughout his career, John has been a top-producing broker, and Cresa San Jose has often been the top-producing office among all Cresa offices, a distinction it received again in 2013.

Professional Experience

Cresa, Founder, 1993 - Present
Cooper/Brady Corporate Real Estate Services, Co-Founder, 1982 - 1993
Saratoga Investment Company, 1979 - 1982
Industrial Property Company, 1975 - 1979
Detroit Lions, professional football player, 1973 - 1975

Personal Interests

Golf, Mountain Biking, Boating, Reading.


  • Cresa, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • CoreNet, Associate Member
  • Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, Past Director
  • State of California, Licensed Broker


  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration
  • Wayne State University, MBA Program 

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
GREE San Francisco  83,000 Mountain View, CA  26,000 
New Relic San Francisco, CA  73,000 
Palo Alto Networks 4301 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  301,000  
Savvis, Inc. Weehawken, NJ  208,000 SF