Ryan Sullivan is senior vice president and retail expert at CBRE, based in Newport Beach, CA. Together with his partner Jeff Nichols
, he is one of the preeminent retail leasing experts in the region. The team’s primary focus is on the retail occupier business throughout Southern California and Hawaii. Jeff and Ryan represent several of the best national retail brands in the country, including Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Stores, Sprouts Farmers Market, LA Fitness, ULTA Beauty, Floor & Décor, Orchard Supply Hardware, Kirkland’s, PGA Superstore and Nike, among others.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ryan was a principal at Western Retail Advisors. With more than two decades of experience, Ryan joined the team in 2008 to help establish the firm’s California office. Ryan’s expertise lies in tenant representation and handling all facets of a retailer’s expansion needs. Ryan’s primary focus has been developing and executing market-entry strategies for retailers such as Sprouts Farmers Markets, REI, Tesco’s Fresh & Easy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Harkins Theatres, Henry’s Markets, Five Below and Ulta Cosmetics. On the landlord side, Ryan has represented major developers such as Vestar, Alberta Development Partners, Paragon, Walton Street, Evergreen and Rich Development.