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]
  • Inman News was founded in 1996 as an online news source for the real estate industry. Brad Inman is the owner and executive chairman 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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