As Chairman of Retail Services Americas Mickey Ashmore acts as an executive advisor to CBRE’s retail leaders in the U.S., including managing directors and functional leaders. Mickey has a commitment to strong partnerships, a talent for attracting skilled senior agents and an ability to mastermind solid strategies.
Mickey was instrumental in the creation of CBRE’s Retail Science platform, advising our top retail leaders on the vision, brand and long-term value of the program. His suggestion to create a Retail University in addition to the investments in real estate technology and research has led our professionals to become true advisors and retail leaders in our industry.
A primary focus of Mickey’s is mergers and acquisitions and the recruitment of the top retail talent in the country. Since his onboarding he has strengthened CBRE’s retail presence in San Francisco and the bay area and was active in the acquisition of Sitehawk Real Estate in Indiana.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mickey was the President and CEO of UCR, the largest retail real estate services firm in Texas. In 2015, he negotiated the acquisition of UCR by CBRE thereby strengthening and solidifying CBRE’s dominant retail presence in Texas. While President and CEO of UCR, Mickey served as the Chairman of Chainlinks, the No. 1 retail brokerage network in North America.
Mickey also was the Executive Vice President for Hopkins-Shafer Company. He is a noted expert Main Streets, transit-oriented developments, and mixed-use projects and was personally involved in the leasing of the ULI award-winning Southlake Town Square, Mockingbird Station, Knox Street District, and Midtowne Little Rock.
His background before entering real estate includes teaching speech and English.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Founder of Retail As Art – annual scholarship contest designed to showcase the very best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” from Dallas-Fort Worth area high school students.
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - member
- Master’s of Education degree – Texas A&M University Commerce (formerly East Texas State University); Commerce, TX
- Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education – University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, AR