FORT WAYNE, IN—The locally based NAI Harding Dahm office here is merging with South Bend, Ind.-based Bradley Co., a real estate firm that operates throughout northern Indiana and western Michigan.

The combined firms will employ nearly 250 professionals who will manage more than seven million sq. ft. of commercial property, more than 2,300 units within residential apartment communities and homeowner’s and condominium associations; and act as brokerage agents for nearly 700 commercial properties.

“Our intention when consolidating our business units was to quickly take advantage of the expanded growth opportunities that exist to enable us to grow as our clients grow,” said Brad Toothaker, CEO of Bradley, in statement. “We are excited to bring together these two successful companies and continue our goal to build a dominate real estate brand throughout Indiana, western Michigan and beyond.”

Toothaker will remain as president and CEO of the firm. Dan Dickey remains president of the NAI Harding office.