With over 25 years of development industry experience, Brad founded Skye Group in 2000 and has since successfully managed the retail development process for over 300 projects throughout North America. Leading development industry clients such as Simon Property Group, The Howard Hughes Group, New England Development, Westfield, Forest City, and many others, continually return to Skye Group as repeat clients.Under Sanders’ guidance, his team of over 70 Project Managers and Tenant Coordinators open over 800 new stores annually in mall, lifestyle, outlet, mixed-use, power center, campus, airport, and urban high-rise projects nationwide.
Brad expanded the company to include new Skye Group offices allowing him to guide the development process for over 75 million square feet of new projects throughout North America. Since 2010, Brad has expanded Skye's project development experience into multi-family, office, hospitality and entertainment.In 2002-2009, Sanders merged Skye Group with San Diego based 3rd Works where he served as President of the combined companies and established a coast to coast presence for the group. Early projects included First Interstate Properties’ lifestyle center, ‘Legacy Village,’ (Cleveland, OH) widely recognized as a leader of next- generation lifestyle retail, cutting-edge new urbanism projects like ‘South Campus Gateway,’ for Ohio State University, and entertainment/retail projects such as ‘The Forum Shops’ (Las Vegas, NV.) Recent flagship projects for Skye Group include ‘New City’ (Chicago, IL), ‘American Dream’ (East Rutherford, NJ), ‘Brickell City Centre’ (Miami, FL), Simon’s ‘King of Prussia Connector Expansion’ (Philadelphia, PA,) ‘Opry Mills’ (Nashville, TN) and many, many more.
Brad resides with his wife of 20 years and 3 daughters in Cleveland, Ohio. A member of the ICSC Centerbuild Planning Committee, he frequently volunteers and speaks at national ICSC Events. Additionally he is known for his active charity work with ‘Bellefaire JCB’ where he has been a Board Member since 2005.