Motivated, experienced commercial real estate professional, versed in all aspects of retail real estate strategy, transactions and development, including managing the lease and contract process to execution, with emphasis in tenant representation. Excellent relationship management skills, proven leader, and team builder successful at engaging with clients and third parties to create win-win situations, negotiating and completing over 1,000 transactions and 12 million square feet.
I co-founded and manage the Southern California office of EDGE Realty Partners. I have 25+ years of experience in corporate retail real estate and brokerage, and specialize in strategic planning, site selection, financial analysis, analytics and transaction services for national and regional retailers and restaurants in seven western states.
During my brokerage career, I have exclusively represented notable retailers and restaurants such as Barnes & Noble, Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, Pier 1, Chase Bank, BevMo!, PacSun, Coldwater Creek, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Applebee’s, Wendy’s and Del Taco. I leverage my unique experience as a corporate market analyst to assist fast-growing chain retailers in developing long-term strategies for sustainable growth. It is this expertise that has enabled me to serve not only in a brokerage capacity but as an outsourced real estate advisor reporting directly to key executives of the companies I serve.
I am a licensed California Real Estate Broker and active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) where I have served as a moderator and panelist at various regional functions. I am an Advisor for Bark Social and the Advisory Board for the Michigan Ross Entrepreneurs Club – Los Angeles. I have experience as an Expert Witness and have served as a moderator and panelist at various ACRE (Association of Commercial Real Estate) functions.