tor. Through portfolio maximization services, such as reviewingand renegotiating leases, repositioning stores and re-examininggrowth plans, his advisory work has directly resulted in more than$30 million in savings for clients. While assisting and implementingmultiple national rollouts for retailers new to the US, he rankedamong the company’s top producers in the greater Philadelphiamarket for 2019, and he additionally ranked as the area’s top retailbrokerage revenue producer in 2018.
Four Stones Real Estate
With a deep passion and desire to perpetuate social change and improvecommunities through real estate development, first-generation Cuban-American Alex Dominguez channelshis humble beginnings as he goes abouthis work. Envisioning endless possibilities for neglected neighborhoods anddistressed communities, he works tostimulate economic activity and jobcreation through his projects. Previously the senior director of realestate for Chick-fil-A, Dominguez led store rollouts nationwide andgrew the company from a regional chain to more than 2,000 locations with an annual revenue of $10 billion. Separately, he hasaccomplished numerous projects and is currently overseeing various developments that culminate meaningful revitalization indevoid areas. Last year, prior to being appointed chief strategyofficer of Four Stones Real Estate, Dominguez formed a development team to acquire the 16-acre, historic landmark of Kern’sBakery in Tennessee. He is currently leading the 80,000-square-foot, $50 million transformation of the site into a mixed-use destination, preserving the historic building and adding a food hall,shops, restaurants, office space, 160 apartments, a hotel and anentertainment venue. The project is expected to invigorate the surrounding community with the creation of 200 jobs. It also stands asone of the first Opportunity Zone deals to close in the US, and thefirst to close in the state. As a social entrepreneur and an activephilanthropic individual, Dominguez ensures future growth byaligning federal and local governments with community organizations to equip professionals with partnerships and tools for long-term, positive impact.
Captivated by generating shared spaces
to serve as community meeting grounds,
Nick Garzia has become a respected
professional in the retail industry.
Leading the efforts for prominent cent-
ers throughout the country, he has
leased more than 1. 5 million square feet
of space throughout his 23-year career.
As director of retail leasing at Hines, he
has reimagined five major metro shop-
ping centers and he has been instrumental in the leasing and devel-
opment of six ground-up malls and lifestyle centers. One significant
project for Garzia is the on-going transformation of Atlanta’s 138-
acre, Atlantic Station. Tasked with evolving the 15-year-old develop-
ment project, he is altering the original plans and transforming the
site into a walkable neighborhood with LEED certified office tow-
ers, assorted housing units, transportation options and an array of
restaurants. Leading the renovation, Garzia is adding first-to-market
concepts to the space and has leased nearly 300,000 square feet in
less than three years. Another monumental project for Garzia
includes assisting in leasing the 69-acre, mixed-use development
Fenton, which is located in Cary, NC, where he and his team are
bringing in nearly 345,000 square feet of curated retail space. With
broad experience and a unique perspective on the sector, Garzia
has contributed to industry panels, podcasts and publications. He
also serves as an active mentor and advisor to young professionals in
various programs and organizations.
One of the few female developers in theindustry, Pamela Goodwin considersher entrepreneurial spirit to havebegun at four years old with her firstlemonade stand. Prior to founding herown boutique commercial real estateand consulting firm, GoodwinCommercial, in 2006, she worked withnumerous large shopping center developers in tenant coordination and project management, before developing more than 50 pad sitesthroughout the country with Brinker International. With a longrecord of guiding local and national clients, such as Walgreens,McDonalds, Chase Bank in acquisitions, lease obligations and consulting services, Goodwin has gained a keen understanding oflandlord and tenant requirements, by working on both sides of theindustry. Specializing in developing retail and restaurant pad sites,she now serves as CEO of Goodwin Commercial and has become areliable industry source within Dallas and throughout the US.Aside from her professional accomplishments, she is deeply dedicated to bettering the industry. Goodwin shares her 33 years ofindustry experience while teaching, coaching and speaking oncommercial real estate throughout the nation. She is a member ofnumerous industry committees and organizations, and she servesas an inspiration through her valuable social media content. Shelaunched a television show to mentor young women and she created a four-part audio series advising on the industry. She is a published author of two books, one being an Amazon best seller, shecontinuously contributes to industry publications and she additionally serves on her city’s zoning board.
Katz & Associates
Growing up around the business, BrianKatz realized his passion for commercial real estate early on. Appreciatingthe ability to change communitiesthrough experimental and tangiblework, Katz has gained substantial experience with more than 20 years in theindustry. Representing retailers in theNortheast and Mid-Atlantic regions,Katz has helped shape several regionalshopping arteries in some of the nation’s top metropolitan areas.He has completed large format, big box strategy and site selectionacross eight states, and within recent years, he has implementedsignificant rollouts for DSW Shoe Warehouse, Saks Fifth Avenue