b&a team pic.jpg

We are a family owned firm dedicated to transforming historic Baltimore into a world-class urban dream.


Lifelong Baltimorean Kemp Byrnes founded Byrnes and Associates, Inc. in 1984. He is well known and respected for his expertise in marketing, selling and developing real estate. With over 50 years of broad base experience, Mr. Byrnes' marketing and sales skills stand among the top of the area's professionals.

When others failed to see value in a property or were unable to locate qualified buyers, Mr. Byrnes has used creative insight and structuring to market and sell properties for top dollar.

He has successfully closed complex transactions, ranging from 1031 exchanges to the sale of a 1,700-acre golf and country club.  Mr. Byrnes combines his experience as a broker, developer, redeveloper and investor to bring “hands on” knowledge to the successful sale of retail, office, apartments, industrial or mixed used properties.

With hands-on knowledge, he is able to accurately evaluate the financial, physical, marketing and ownership aspects of property from a past, current or future viewpoint.  Mr. Byrnes has been very successful in start-ups, work-outs, adaptive use, restorations and new area pioneering.  Throughout his career, Mr. Byrnes has added tremendous value to a collection of organizations such as the Historic Charles Street Association (former President), The Associate Division of Real Estate Board (Chairman), Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce (Board of Director), the Real Estate Board of Historic Baltimore (Board of Director) as well as countless philanthropic organizations and has been the recipient of many awards and honors.

For anyone interested in the purchasing of real estate, Kemp Byrnes can help them to lessen their risk.

Prior to joining Byrnes & Associates, Inc. as a Principal, Brad spent 15 years as a Senior Vice President at Friedman, Billings and Ramsey and as a Partner at Compass Point Research and Trading in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Brad worked with mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, family office and high net-worth clients ranging from $25 million to $100 billion in assets under management. As a successful Institutional Broker, he raised capital for REITs and Financial Services companies through Private Placements, IPOs and Secondary Offerings. After years of recommending to his clients REITs and other companies involved in real estate lending and investing, Brad joined Byrnes & Associates, Inc. in June of 2016. Since then, Brad has brokered 11 property transactions. He is currently on the board of The Historic Charles Street Association, Charles Street Development Corporation and is also an active member of the Mount Vernon Belvedere Association and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. 



Sonia joined Byrnes & Associates, Inc. as a Principal in the fall of 2017. She currently oversees all marketing, technical and public relation aspects of the firm. Sonia's diverse background includes international development, micro-finance, sales and marketing. In previous professional experiences, her strategic and innovative thinking allowed her to successfully drive sales in new and existing markets while managing sales teams and implementing growth opportunities domestically and internationally. She holds a Masters degree from New York University in International Relations and a BA in Public and Industrial Relations from Penn State University. She is excited to grow the presence of Byrnes & Associates, Inc. and capitalize on the diverse growth of the city of Baltimore and surrounding neighborhoods. 


Alongside Kemp Byrnes, Fritzi has been running all operational transactions of Byrnes & Associates, Inc. for over 20 years. Prior to joining the firm, Fritzi was Managing Director of a national environmental and engineering firm that assessed commercial properties. Her knowledge and dedication has contributed to the success of Byrnes & Associates, Inc.