Prominent commercial realtor passes away

Ken Braden, vice president at Cassidy Turley Barry in Milwaukee, passed away on Tuesday, March 25.

He was 58. Braden had been battling cancer.

Braden was involved in many high profile commercial real estate transactions throughout Wisconsin and received recognition in 2011 by winning the Industrial Deal of the Year Award of the Commercial Association of Realtors–Wisconsin (CARW). During his long career in the real estate industry, he sold or leased more than 5 million square feet of property, valued at more than $200 million.

Braden served as president of both the Wisconsin Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Chapter and the Wisconsin Commercial Investment Real Estate Institution (CCIM) Chapter. CARW and the Wisconsin Chapters of CCIM and SIOR plan to establish a Ken Braden Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit young commercial real estate professionals seeking to advance their real estate educations.

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