REAL ESTATE FORUM PRESENTS
METHODOLOGY: All nominees were required to submit information on all commissionable retail leasing and sales transactions closed in
2016, along with verification via a deal sheet or record (kept confidential). Those who would not provide backup information were disqualified from the scoring. In order to even the playing field between brokers in varying markets, all entries were scored on three fields: the
total Number of 2016 Transactions, the total square footage of all transactions and the total value of all transactions. The final score was
based on the sum of those figures and determined the brokers’ ranking in the final list. In the event of a tie, the broker(s) with the highest
dollar value of deals took the higher ranking.
Store closings and retailer bankruptcies have been dominating
headlines in the past couple of years, but that doesn’t mean the
industry stood stagnant. Indeed, the professionals who handle retail
real estate transactions have had more than enough work to keep
them busy. So much so that the number of agents nominated for
our biennial Top Retail Brokers ranking reached a record level. Of
the hundreds that submitted their 2016 deal totals, we selected the
top 25 leasing and and 25 investment sales brokers to highlight on
the following pages.
Together, the 50 agents and teams completed nearly 4,500 leasing and sales deals last year, totaling more than 81 million square
feet of retail space and worth an aggregate of some $20 billion.
Interestingly, a large component of those deals involved neighborhood retail and strip centers, as well as single-tenant net leased
properties. The winning brokers are listed by their overall rank
within their category, and their rank for individual fields are indicated within their profiles.
Turn the page to see who made the list...