Zachary Card is a First Vice President and leads a retail services team of four in CBRE’s Beverly Hills Office. For over 14 years he has been servicing retail and mixed-use developers, as well as institutional owners throughout Southern California, with a primary focus on Los Angeles’ prestigious “Westside”. Zac possesses a passion and creative talent for providing strategic acquisition, disposition, development, leasing & merchandising solutions for a variety of retail assets including but not limited to high street retail, urban mixed-use, lifestyle shopping centers, and community centers. He is currently involved in four of the largest ground up mixed-use developments in Los Angeles with a total project cost of over a billion dollars. Zac and his fully integrated retail team are leading experts in the following areas:
- Retail Investment Sales
- Retail Merchandising / Programming / Leasing
- Mixed- Use & Retail Development Consulting Services
- Restaurant Advisory & Transaction Services
- Tenant Representation & Strategic Roll Out Services
- Market Analysis / Financial Analysis
- Placemaking Consulting & Creative Marketing
Meet the Team
Zachary Card, Erik Krasney, Zach Gaon, and Patrick Ylagan are one of Southern California’s leading full-service retail teams. Recognized as industry-leading leasing and investment sales professionals, they continue to focus solely on retail and mixed-use properties primarily located in the LA Metro and immediately surrounding trade areas. Based in Beverly Hills, California, the team consists of 4 seasoned professionals, with both institutional and private client relationships, that possess a deep understanding of CBRE’s unparalleled platform and access. The team implements unique leasing and sales strategies for a variety of assets including urban mixed-use developments, high street retail, anchored neighborhood centers, lifestyle centers, well-located strip centers, single tenant assets, and specialty retail projects including food halls and entertainment centers. The team has a unique advantage of providing a distinct approach to creative and experiential merchandising and has “created” a multitude of new popular retail destinations from the ground up. The team also represents best in class National, Regional and Local tenants including chef driven restaurants, a dynamic mix of food & beverage concepts, innovative retail brands, health & wellness concepts, daily needs tenants and additional service-oriented tenants. With unparalleled market knowledge, asset experience, investor relations and deep tenant relations on a local, national and international level, this fully integrated CBRE retail team ensures the delivery of successful results for a variety of client needs in today's rapidly changing retail environment.
|Ivy Station, Culver City
||~$300MM transit oriented mixed-use development & light-rail station with over 80,000sf of retail & restaurant space; 240,000sf office (leased entirely to HBO); first-of-its-kind 148-key boutique hotel; 1+ acre park and plaza. Client is Lowe, AECOM Capital and Rockwood. https://www.ivystationculvercity.com/
|Cumulus District, Los Angeles
||~$411MM transit-oriented development by Carmel Partners at Jefferson & La Cienega. 1,210 apartments, a 1+ acre public park and plaza, and 100,000sf of retail & restaurant space, including securing a 50,000sf gourmet grocer to anchor the project. https://cumulusdistrict.com/
|West Edge, West Los Angeles
||807,000sf, 8-story mixed-use development in West LA by Hines and the Martin Family with 91,000sf of retail, restaurant and grocer space; 600 apartment units; and 160,000sf of creative office. https://westedgela.com/
|3TLA, DTLA Arts District
||20,000sf Downtown Arts District creative office/work live loft & retail compound by RYDA including a flagship 10,000sf rooftop terrace leased to a top tier hospitality group from Mexico City. https://ryda.us/projects/3tla/
|Brick Works, Echo Park
||Re-development of a former grocery store and multi-use building in trendy Echo Park by Champion Development. Consulted in the re-development and tenanting of 15,000 sf.
|Rolling Hills Plaza, Torrance
||Set the market in retail rates and tenant curation of a 500,000sf retail plaza in Torrance at the foot of Palos Verdes. Anchored by Trader Joes, 24 Hour Fitness, & AMC Theaters.
|Santa Monica Business Park
||Selected by Boston Properties for retail consulting following the $625MM+ acquisition of the 1.2MM sf office campus.
|Runway Playa Vista
||Established the Playa Vista micro-market by consulting and leasing for Lincoln Property Company 185,000sf of retail, including a groundbreaking 35,000sf gourmet grocer. Curated the dynamic mix of credit and new-to-market tenants and assisted in the $450MM disposition of this asset. https://www.runwayplayavista.com/
|12121 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles and Escondido Valley Center, San Diego
||Private Client. Facilitated leasing strategy for a 20,000sf two level retail shopping center in West LA, and recently sold the property for ~$24MM and exchanged into a 100,000sf Dominant shopping center anchored by Aldi, BevMo, Home Goods & Staples for ~$24MM. Increased clients annual NOI by over $500,000.00
|Ocean Avenue South, Santa Monica
||Executed retail strategy for a $350MM luxury Mixed-Use condominium development by Related, situated in Downtown Santa Monica. Leased a total of 30,000sf of 1st gen. restaurant space and created the “new restaurant row” in Santa Monica.
|Access Culver City
||Executed retail strategy for a $70MM Mixed-Use development by Greystar. Leased a total of 30,000sf of 1st gen. retail, including securing a new to market 20,000sf specialty grocer.
To date, Zac and his Retail Services Team have successfully completed over 950 transactions with a total consideration in excess of $1.2 billion. Zac grew up in Pacific Palisades following three generations of “Westside” natives and was raised with a high moral compass, a strong work ethic, and appreciation for the outdoors and all things artistic. Prior to joining CBRE, he was a touring musician and top-producing luxury retail sales manager. Zac lives in the West Hollywood area with his wife Cassandra and their two children. Zac’s “little slice of heaven” is spending time with his family at their Avocado farm in Ojai, CA and their mountain retreat in Baldwin Lake, CA.
Partial Client List
- Boston Properties
- Bristol Group, Inc.
- Canyon Partners
- Carmel Partners
- Casden Properties
- Champion Development
- Clarion Partners
- Equity Office
- Lowe Enterprises
- Lincoln Property Company
- Maguire Investments
- Ohio STRS
- The Kroenke Group
- Watt Companies
- Licensed California Real Estate Agent
- International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
- 2016 - Top 10 Retail Producer in Southern California
- 2016 - #2 Retail Leasing Producer in Beverly Hills Office
- 2017 - #2 Retail Leasing Producer in Beverly Hills Office
- 2019 Top 10 Retail Producer in Los Angeles
- 2020 LA Business Journal Gold Award Recipient for Retail Deal of the Year
- 2020 LA Business Journal Nominee for Retail Sale of the Year
- Zac & Team are regularly featured & quoted in the LA Times, LA Business Journal, Bisnow, ICSC Magazine, Eater LA and other leading publications.