The Multifamily Growth Agency.
We provide multifamily consulting, branding & apartment marketing services for real estate developers, asset managers, property management teams and multifamily vendors. We specialize in new construction marketing, underperforming assets, repositioning and corporate operations and development.
Our team has almost 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry, in everything from leasing, sales, and marketing to property management, operations, and logistics. We have worked on every type of community from garden style communities, to new construction skyscrapers, scattered site portfolios, loft conversions and everything in between.
We are experts in big-picture asset problem solving and creative growth strategy. We'll help you think in a whole new way, bringing a fresh perspective to long-standing challenges and help you envision - and achieve - the results you want. Our team has the expertise and creativity to position any apartment community, portfolio or project for success.
At BreadBox, we love the multifamily industry. The projects, the people, the neighborhoods, and those beautiful spaces that house our memories, our successes, our failures, and our families.
Our mission is to utilize our insights, experience, and creativity to help our clients build on their successes, make positive decisions for their communities, and expand what is possible within the multifamily industry.
We do this each day in the hopes that our clients can continue to grow and provide even more spaces for people to call home.
ABOUT JUSTIN CLEARY
BreadBox Consulting was founded by Justin Cleary, an industry leader with over +15 years of multifamily experience. As the Principal of BreadBox, Justin bring's his exemplary problem-solving skills together with his unique visionary ideas, to initiate practical and effective solutions that meet and exceed objectives for his clients.
Justin started in the real estate industry overseeing commercial transactions for Tannendaum & Aalok, a multi-state M&A group. He then transitioned into the multifamily sector, taking a role with the Philadelphia based startup Apartment Solutions. During his time there, Justin learned the multifamily side of the business, facilitating high volume leases and contracts for local management and development clients.
Upon the sale of the business, Justin decided to create a new concept in the multifamily industry, combining the best practices of residential real estate with the high volume of multifamily leasing. This new entity, The Philly Apartment Company, would go on to reshape the multifamily leasing landscape in Philadelphia for over 15 years.
Through Justin’s leadership, The Philly Apartment Company grew to over 30 employees, 30,000 units under contract and over 12,000 apartments leased. In addition, Justin expanded the firm into the WMDC region with offices in into the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia markets.
During his tenure, Justin sought to capitalize on ancillary market opportunities and opened BSRG; a 3rd party tech-focused property management firm. Through streamlined operations, creative marketing, and forward operating logistics, Justin was able to grow the firm into one of the largest scattered-site management firms within the tri-state area.
In 2010, and seeing a shift in the multifamily industry, Justin conceptualized a new 3rd party-based service for outsourced leasing of new construction assets, called LeaseUp. This firm would go on to lease some of the largest and well-known buildings in Philadelphia, set records for occupancy goals and ultimately, lease over 400MM in new construction projects.
In 2017, after almost 15 years in the industry, Justin realized that the next step in his career involved divesting his businesses and pursuing a new path within the multifamily industry; one that would allow him to work nationally and internationally on a wide scope of projects and with a variety of different clientele.
Staying true to his roots as a thought leader and someone who strives for creativity, BreadBox Consulting was formed.
Justin is happily married living in Collingswood, NJ. He is a constant contributor to Multifamily Insiders (https://www.multifamilyinsiders.com/multifamily-blogs/blogger/breadbox) as well as an integral part of the LinkedIn Community (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinpcleary/) and other Social Media channels.
Justin is an avid snowboarder, making some of North America’s best peaks his home away from home during each winter. Justin is also an amateur photographer, having many of his images licensed by Getty images for use in print. You can check out his work here: https://500px.com/justincleary