We have earned the trust of our loyal clientele by the way we conduct ourselves. You will find that our key qualities of reliability, responsiveness, integrity, drive, tenacity, and enthusiasm mean the difference between just completing a real estate transaction and creating a highly effective business solution.
By focusing on the business objectives of our clients, we consistently produce solutions that are creative, cost-effective, productivity-enhancing, flexible, and well-documented. We have crafted many creative deal structures to accommodate our clients’ individual needs and have done so successfully.
Born and raised in Western Colorado, Brian Bray is a fourth-generation Bray working in his family’s real estate brokerage, which was founded by his great-grandfather, Sherman Bray, in 1946. Brian brings to the table a vast working knowledge of real estate and the trusted name that has become the premier real estate firm of Western Colorado. Working for Bray Real Estate since 2004, Brian began his real estate career selling residential homes, farm/ranch properties, and development ground. He became managing broker of the commercial division in 2016.
Previous to working in the family business, Brian owned and managed his own businesses and worked in the construction industry. He is educated in construction management and graduated from Mesa State College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Over the years, Brian has had the opportunity to assist his clients in asset disposition/acquisition and represent tenants of large national retailers and small main street businesses. Brian also maintains a large volume of real estate listings for his sales and leasing clients. Through continued education through CCIM and industry forums, Brian is able to stay on the pulse of the existing and emerging industries.
Brian also manages Bray Business Brokerage, where he oversees a team of merger and acquisition specialists. He enjoys educating business owners in making strategic decisions to maximize the profitability of their company before selling it. He is also able to assist buyers in mitigating the risks involved in a business transaction.
Brian resides in Grand Junction with his wife and five children. When he is not working, he enjoys recreating in the high country of the Rocky Mountains. Whether it is sitting at 13,000 feet watching some bighorn sheep or calling in a large bull elk during the rut, Brian won’t miss an opportunity to be hunting the vast expanse of the Rocky Mountain country.
Sarah Glidden began working for Brian in 2018, shortly after graduating Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (marketing concentration). She assists Brian with everything related to his business, though her primary focus is marketing, transaction coordination, and client relationship management. Sarah lives in Grand Junction where she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her partner and their two young children.
Jake Shields began working for Brian in 2019 as an intern while attending Colorado Mesa University. Jake graduated CMU in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (finance concentration). He is pursuing his Master’s degree at the University of Denver in the Real Estate and Built Environment program. Jake assists Sarah and Brian with everything related to Brian’s business, though his primary focus is listings marketing and client database management. Jake lives in Denver where he enjoys skiing, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.