Alex Cesar joined CBRE as Vice President and is based in the Miami office, working with clients on a national basis, specializing in tenant representation, agency leasing and investment sales.
Some of his most recently completed assignments were assisting retailers to roll-out expansions across Latin America and the US. In that capacity, he helped Nike, Lush Cosmetics, Levi’s, Vapiano and KFC to grow their presence in Brazil. He also helped international clients to plan and execute expansions to the US, including Sundek, Osklen, Cia Maritima, Jack Vartanian, Ornare, Pompeu Bellusci, Guerreiro and Porcáo Steakhouse.
Some of Alex’s most significant transactions include the 12,000 SF lease for Porcáo Steakhouse on 360 Park Avenue South in Manhattan, the 3,500 SF lease for Osken on 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, the 24,000 SF lease for Nike on Downtown Recife in Brazil (to date the largest Nike DTC in Latin America); the 8,500-SF lease for Nike on Copacabana Beach in Rio (Experience Store), the 4,000-SF for Oakley on Ipanema Beach in Rio (2016 Olympics Safe House), the 30,000-SF lease with Hortifruti Grocery on Itaim in Sáo Paulo (Flagship Store), and the 9,000 SF lease for Vapiano on Itaim in Sáo Paulo.
In addition to his work for retailers, Alex has assisted several landlords during his career, such as BR Malls, Iguatemi, Multiplan, GGP Westfield, Alexico Group and UIA Management LLC.
Originally from Brazil, Alex has lived half of his adult life in the US, for most part in New York City, which he considers to be his second home. Now, based in South Florida for the past few years, Alex is becoming a local expert and is assisting clients such as Comcast Xfinity with their roll-out expansion throughout Florida.
Prior to CBRE, Alex was a Senior Director at RKF, where he enjoyed a couple of years of initial success in South Florida, developing his tenant representation and agency leasing practice. Right before moving to Miami, Alex was the Head of Retail for JLL-Brazil, based in Sán Paulo, in-charge of all activities related to market studies, agency leasing, tenant representation and investment sales. Before this, he was Leasing Director for BR Malls, based in Rio, responsible for all the leasing activities in six malls located in the southeast region of Brazil. Alex started his real estate career in 1999 in New York City, as an Associate for Eychner Associate, assisting the company’s clients to grow their real estate investments in retail, hospitality and office sectors.
- Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Real Estate courses at Wharton Business School
- Licensed Real Estate Professional, State of Florida
- Member, ICSC
- Member, Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce