Bradley Inman

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Bradley Inman

Bradley Inman (a.k.a. Brad Inman) is a journalist and entrepreneur who founded several media companies. Inman's knowledge of the real estate industry dates back to his days as a syndicated real estate columnist with the San Francisco Examiner. Inman is also the author of a novel The Right Way to Do Wrong and non-fiction books California Real Estate: the 1980s and 1990s, Real Estate Will Never be the Same and Livable Neighborhoods of the Bay Area. Inman grew up in Carlinville, Illinois and graduated from Boston University.


  • Inman is co-founder of ClimateCheck, a search engine that rates climate change risk for property. [1]
  • Sold in 2021 to Beringer Capital, Inman News was founded in 1996 as an online news source for the real estate industry. Brad Inman is the founder and continues to contribute as a guest columnist and speak on real estate issues. [2] Inman News holds annual events where Brad Inman has interviewed technology and media personalities such as Rupert Murdoch, Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark, Barry Diller, Kara Swisher and Barbara Corcoran.
  • Inman founded online real estate firm in 1999, which was acquired by Classified Ventures in 2005.[3]
  • In 2005, Inman started, an Internet video production and distribution platform that produced editorial and advertising content for companies such as Conde Nast, NBC, Williams Sonoma, Yelp and OpenTable.[4]
  • Inman founded Vook, an enhanced ebook company, in early 2009 with partners including the New York Times, NBC and Simon & Schuster, and authors including Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin and Anne Rice.[5]
  • Inman was the first investor in Curbed and served as Chairman before it was sold to Vox Media.
  • Inman was on the Microsoft team that launched HomeAdvisor in 1998.[6]


  • California Real Estate: the 1980s & 1990s (February 18, 2020)
  • The Right Way to Do Wrong (January 28, 2020)
  • Real Estate Will Never be the Same (July 9, 2019)
  • Livable Neighborhoods of the Bay Area (March 1, 1992)


  1. ^ Toussaint, Kristin (2020-10-09). "World Changing Ideas". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  2. ^ Willis, Gerri (2007-05-19). "Open House (interview transcript)". International. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  3. ^ Zito, Kelly (2005-07-31). "Industry takes slow steps toward digital transactions". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  4. ^ Saunders, Jessica (2006-11-19). "Founder of Inman News wants you to TurnHere". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  5. ^ Stone, Brad (2009-04-05). "Is This the Future of the Digital Book?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  6. ^ Hu, Jim (1998-07-13). "Real Estate the Next Big Portal Thing?". CNET. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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