After 20 years in the industry, Cathy has recently joined the national retail team at CBRE. Cathy was recruited for her vast knowledge of and experience with regional malls, lifestyle centers and high street retail. She brings with her a tremendous network including owners, investors and tenants, and she is one of the few professionals in the nation with her exact retail specialty.
Prior to joining CBRE, Cathy provided shopping center leasing and site selection for Mall Hopper Consulting. She specialized in national tenant and restaurant leasing for landlords and retailers. While working at Forest City Enterprises as the Regional Leasing Director for 16 years, she leased over 1 million square feet of retail space, including new deals, renewals, expansions and relocations. Cathy also works with a number of luxury retailers on selected national expansion. Having negotiated leases with more than 100 major retailers such as Apple, J. Crew, Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic and Tiffany & Co., Cathy is an invaluable asset to the team.
Among others, Cathy’s skills include location intelligence, leasing, shopping center strategy, marketing, real estate economics, site selection, public relations and contract negotiation.