A 16-year industry veteran, Jessica Curtis is the co-leader of CBRE’s Restaurant Specialty Practice for the United States, with a focus on emerging concepts.
Ms. Curtis has spent the last decade of her career navigating the national real estate landscape on behalf of up-and-coming restaurant brands with a decided and deliberate focus on hip, cool emerging neighborhoods. Her passion lies in the strategic growth and nurturing of emerging restaurant brands that have their sights on an expanded regional or national presence. Her exclusive representation for Barteca Restaurants, the parent company to Bartaco and Barcelona Wine Bar has taken her to nearly every major market from Boston to Miami and Dallas to Denver, along with secondary markets like Nashville, Raleigh, Charlotte and Birmingham. Ms. Curtis has been responsible for Barteca’s real estate since 2008 and has arranged for upwards of forty deals for the company. She has completed transactions on behalf of such notable restaurant groups as Del Frisco’s Double Eagle and Del Frisco’s Grille, Shake Shack, Mexicue, Mario Batali, Caffe Nero, Hawkers and The Meatball Shop.
Ms. Curtis began her career with visionary Sheldon Gordon, the creator of The Forum Shops in Las Vegas and quickly became fluent in shopping center development with a specialization in entertainment destinations and casino-based environments. Following her time at Gordon Group, Ms. Curtis was recruited by Retail Portfolio Solutions, a luxury retail real estate consulting firm based in Newport Beach, CA. Select RPS clients during her tenure included St. John, Escada, Burberry, Scoop, Santa Maria Novella, Judith Ripka and Vilebrequin. Landlord clients included Kemper Development, The Nasher Family and The Irvine Company.
On the landlord side, Ms. Curtis is well-versed in the creation and execution of merchandising strategies for new development and properties in need of repositioning. She has worked with an array of Landlords including SL Green, RXR, Blackstone, Forest City Enterprises, Building & Land Technology, and Rockefeller Group. Given her diverse background, Ms. Curtis brings a special appreciation for both sides of the table in any negotiation and prides herself on creating strong relationships between both tenant and landlord.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Curtis was a Senior Managing Director for Newmark Knight Frank.
- Top Retail Broker - Co-Star Power Broker award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Named “40 Under 40” by the Fairfield County Business Journal 2015
- NGKF’s Top Producers 2015, 2017
- The International Council of Shopping Centers
- New England Culinary Group, a restaurant consultancy group
- The State University of New York in Purchase; Bachelor of Arts in Media, Society & the Arts. Graduated with Magna Cum Laude
|Barcelona Wine Bar
||1622 14th Street, Washington DC
||282 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL
||1340 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT
|Hawkers Asian Street Fare
||640 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
|Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
||240 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA
|The Meatball Shop
||1720 14th Street, Washington, DC
||15 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, CT
- Barcelona Wine Bar
- Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge
- Del Frisco’s Grille
- James Beard Finalist, Bill Taibe
- Tasty Burger
- The Meatball Shop
- Hawkers Asian Street Fare
- Island Creek Oyster Bar
- Row 34
- Caffe Nero