developers, high-net-worth individuals, family offices and trusts, as well as institutional clients, such as financial institutions, pension fund advisors, private equityfirms, and private and public REITS. Repeatedly exceeding client expectations,the team has achieved many transactional accomplishments. In a recent example,the team assisted a client, which was being urged to sell its Las Vegas shoppingcenter for $25 million. Upon dissecting and understanding the property’s issues,the team advised the client to hold off on the sale and formulated a strategy tolease up the property with minimal cost. Eighteen months later, the team sold theproperty on behalf of the client for $40 million. Separately active in many ofAvison Young’s affinity groups, the team collaborates on best practices to furtherthe brand and to offer their perspective on market trends, conditions and valuations.
CBRE URBAN RETAIL
Consisting of six retail and restaurant leasing professionals, the CBRE urban retail team has become a dominant force of brokerage inthe Boston area. Formed less than three years ago, the team leads the regional market in number and quality of investor listings, occupier clients and completed transactions. It represents more than 30 national and regional occupier clients, including Apple, Allbirds,Bluestone Lane, Eataly, Parachute Home, Rothy’s, Sweetgreen, Tacombi, Urbanspace, Veronica Beard and Warby Parker. CBRE SVPand former in-house real estate manager at Apple, Matt Curtain co-leads the team alongside SVP Paul Grossman. The two offer aunique perspective on the transaction process and are involved in all aspects of design, development, deal making and operations.One of the team’s greatest accomplishments is the repositioning of Harvard Square. In 2018, the team sold Harvard Square propertiesto Asana Partners for $108 million, before representing the firm in leasing the project. Changing the site’s perspective as a viable market for retailers, the team studied online sales to execute a mix of target tenants, specific to residents’ demographics and psychographics. The site is now 100% leased to market-shifting retailers, such as Patagonia, Everlane, Marine Layer and Ray Ban. In another significant project, the team again partnered with Asana Partners to lead the retail leasing for a 28-building portfolio on the underservedNewbury Street. The team has worked tirelessly to fill vacancies and has successfully completed leases with Free People, Frame Denim,Brideside, and Madewell.
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL TAMPA BAY, CENTRAL & SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - JIM KOVACS TEAM
Through its comprehensive understanding of demographics, shopping patterns, real estate inventory and retail absorption, ColliersInternational Tampa Bay, Central and Southwest Florida team is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and successful retail tenant representation teams in the state. Throughout the team’s 32 years, it has worked with an abundance of top retailers, restaurants andretail servicers, with clients ranging from small business owners and big-box users to quick-service and fine dining restaurants. Led byexecutive managing director Jim Kovacs, the teamincludes four brokers, two marketing and researchstaff and an in-house GIS professional. Responsiblefor directing and advising national retailers on theirexpansion efforts throughout the state, the team’sdeals range from 700 square feet to more than
300,000 square feet for both single-users and fullbrand rollouts. Within the past three years, the teamhas collectively completed 153 transactions, totalingmore than 1 million square feet and more than$237 million in value. As trusted partners and value-add advisors to clients, the team addresses physicalspace needs and greater business goals through its
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