At Bromley, we have always been known to seek opportunities in unexpected places.
It’s an approach we successfully pioneered first with student housing, followed by residential units in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, office space on Lower Fifth, then comprehensive mixed-use in Tampa — none of which were on the radar of other developers. Structuring highly creative deals and ‘on the edge’ opportunities has enabled us to develop, invest and manage over 5 million square feet. This innovative spirit has been at the heart of our growth since we were founded in 1972.
Founded by William Haines
William Haines founded Bromley after serving as an executive at Tishman Realty in NYC and Director of College Housing at Ohio University.
Entered the Student Housing market
The company entered the Student Housing market with the purchase of Bromley Hall in Champaign, IL, with subsequent expansion into Texas, Colorado, Ohio and Kansas to become one of largest private owners in the US.
First Purchase in NYC
Bromley made its first purchase in New York City, with adjoining 120 and 122 Fifth Avenue loft buildings.
Founded the Union Square Business Improvement District/Lower Fifth Avenue Association
Bromley took leadership in an entire neighborhood revitalization campaign joining forces with local business, political leaders, and residents to transform Union Square into one of most vibrant in New York City.
First Ground-up Development under new Upper West Side Zoning
The Bromley Condominium consisting of 330 apartments, 15,000sf of retail, and a 200 car garage is completed.
Entered the Industrial market
Bromley’s purchase of a pallet yard in Florida marked our entry into the Industrial Market, with later expansion into Georgia, South Carolina and New Jersey.
Opened first Florida office in Tampa
Bromley purchased first office building in Florida in 1996 and purchased over 20 properties over the next five years. We opened office in Tampa in 2001 to support our growth in the region.
Founding investor in Palm Bank
Bromley expanded its financial services investments as a founding investor in Palm Bank where William Haines served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Achieved Record Buildable P/SF Price
The sale of a Bromley assemblage at 106-108 West 57th Street to Hilton Grand Vacations achieved a record price for a development site in New York City during the year.
Ground Breaking of 1.7 million sf Midtown Tampa
Broke ground of on Phase 1 of 1.8 million square foot Midtown Tampa mixed use developement including 400 apts, 2 hotels, 2 office buildings and 180,000 sf of retail in 11 buildings over 20 acres.
Reimagination of 122 Fifth
Bromley completed the reimaginaiton of 122 Fifth with a New Penthouse and Horizontal Expansion.