Brad Barker is a graduate of Yale University and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. Brad's early career involved financial management of several companies in the New England area.
Brad moved to Boise in 1979 when he took up a career in real estate. In 1982 Brad helped to found Group One had has been its President since its inception.
Brad has been active in local Realtor affairs as the President of the Board of Directors of the Ada County Association of Realtors as well as the Chairman of its Professional Standards Committee. Brad is a lifetime Top Producer of the Ada County Association of Realtors, holds CRS and CRB designations from the National Association of Realtors as well as a MIRM designation from the National Association of Homebuilders. Brad was cited by Real Trends and mentioned in The Wall Street Journal as one of the country’s top 200 Realtors in 2005.
Brad is a member of the Urban Land Institute's Sustainable Development Council as well as a Vice Chair for the Urban Land Institute Idaho Executive Committee. Brad has also been the President of the Board of Directors of the Boise Racquet and Swim Club, and a member of the Board of Directors of “Friends of Four,” the local PBS television affiliate.
Brad has been in charge of the marketing of Hidden Springs, a Planned Community, since 2002. He also has experience in building and land developing as the owner of The Hanover Company, Inc.
Brad has four grown children who have a variety of careers that include teaching and coaching, film making, psychological research and the development of child care centers.