Dennis Carson co-leads CBRE’s six-person National Retail Investment Group Florida team, which focuses on retail property sales. With more than 18 years of shopping center investment brokerage experience, Mr. Carson has been involved in more than 150 transactions totaling over 22 million square feet and nearly $3 billion in value.
Mr. Carson joined CBRE in 2007 as part of the company’s acquisition of Blackrock Retail Property Advisors, where he was co-managing principal since its inception in 1996. At the time of CBRE’s acquisition, Blackrock was among the Southeast region’s leading shopping center investment brokerage firms. Mr. Carson began his shopping center brokerage career in 1993 when he and Casey Rosen started an investment brokerage business unit within the Brandon Company, a shopping center management firm later acquired by the Trammell Crow Company in 1994. Thereafter and prior to co-founding Blackrock, Mr. Carson and Mr. Rosen ran a business unit within Trammell Crow that specialized in investment sales across property types throughout Florida.
From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Carson was an Associate in Chemical Banking Corporation’s real estate finance group based in New York. He worked in the real estate department’s national merchant banking group, which focused on national developer accounts and loan syndications, real estate investment banking and loan restructuring. Mr. Carson completed Chemical Bank’s credit and advanced credit training programs, and has a BSBA with honors from Boston University.