You may not recognize Brad Kroenig’s name, but his male supermodel face is another story. Modeling for more than 20 years and widely considered the muse of German fashion designer and decades-long creative director for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, he has walked runways around the world. Kroenig has appeared on magazine covers for Vogue, Allure, VMAN, Numéro Homme and others. He has appeared in a myriad of print campaigns for Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Abercrombie & Fitch, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Adidas, DKNY, and Gap.
Vogue named Brad Kroenig one of the top 10 male models of all time. New York Times Magazine did an extensive profile piece on him in 2015, “The Jet Set Life of Karl Lagerfeld’s Favorite Male Model—for Now.”
Now he plans to use that knowledge of luxury properties and five-star service from around the world as well as numerous architectural influences in his Florida real estate career. His wife, Nicole, a native of the area, grew up on Longboat Key, knows it extremely well and spent time in Bradenton, attending Bradenton Christian School. Nicole Kroenig is the daughter of tennis coach legend, groundbreaking IMG Academy founder, and International Tennis Hall of Fame member Nick Bollettieri. The list of tennis stars he has either developed or worked with read like a Who’s Who of Professional Tennis– Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Boris Becker and many others.
Nicole Kroenig has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005. She is licensed in both Florida and New Jersey, when they lived on the east coast to be close to New York for Brad’s career. Brad later followed suit in earning his license and has an avid interest in real estate, keeping up on market conditions and trends. He is licensed in Florida and New York.
And while real estate and the fashion industry might appear to be worlds apart, Brad Kroenig notes parallels to getting established.
“When I started out in modeling, no job was too small for me to take and that eventually led to bigger things. With real estate, Nicole and I are happy to work in any price point and enjoy the satisfaction of helping people through the buying and selling process.”
Known as the Kroenig Group, they plan to specialize in residential real estate in Sarasota, Longboat Key, as well as farther inland, such as where they reside in Lakewood Ranch.
“Brad and Nicole Kroenig are an amazing addition to the Coldwell Banker Realty family,” said Managing Broker Ellen O’Day. “They will bring a unique perspective to working with real estate clients. And with their strong familiarity with the region, I look forward to seeing the Kroenigs career soar.”
The Kroenig Group is based out of the Coldwell Banker Realty Longboat Key office at 595 Bay Isles Road. Nicole can be reached at 941-447-8124 and Brad at 917-325-6010.
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