Howard D. Grossman

President/Managing Principal

Professional Experience

Howard Grossman serves as President/Managing Principal of CBRE/Grossman Retail Advisors and is responsible for management oversight and strategic planning for CBRE/GRA. Howard has over 35 years of commercial real estate experience specializing in retail leasing, development and investment sales.

Prior to joining CBRE/GRA, from 2000 through 2008, Howard served as Principal of Boston-based real estate developer, Samuels & Associates, overseeing the leasing of mixed-use and retail shopping center development as well as portfolio acquisition in New England.

As Senior Vice President Northeast for Katz & Associates from 1995 through 2000, Howard represented several national retailers on their expansion into the Northeast. Prior to joining Katz & Associates, Howard served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Construction, and Store Planning for Marshalls. While at Marshalls, he directed a national store expansion program totaling 1.2 million square feet and 120 new stores until the Marshalls chain was acquired by TJX in 1995.

During the 1980s and early 90s, as President of the Howard Grossman Company, Howard formed and directed his real estate management and development company based in Framingham, Massachusetts. The company developed shopping centers throughout New England and provided real estate leasing and management services to its clients.

Howard's career in retail began in 1974 with Fotomat Corporation where he held various positions within the company. In 1979, he joined CVS Drug Stores as New England Director of Real Estate and was later promoted to Vice President Northeast of the parent company, Melville Corp. where he managed the Northeast mall leasing program.


  • "Real Estate Executive of the Year" – National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives
  • Habitat for Humanity "Golden Hammer" award - 2010