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Steve, a graduate of the University of Oregon is co-founder of LRG Investors, LLC and Principal owner/Founder of Lockehouse Retail Group, Inc. and Lockehouse Property Management Group, Inc. Lockehouse, launched in 2005 with Steve and one other person, has evolved to become a dominant retail brokerage company in the Bay Area representing companies such as Target, Trader Joes, Top Golf, along with millions of square feet of listings. Steve says “The culture of Lockehouse that we established from day 1 and the people within the organization is what makes us special. We value our clients above all else and relentlessly strive to see them succeed.”
Being nimble and entrepreneurial, the Lockehouse team has continued to broaden its services which include: Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Investment Sales, Property Management, Consultation, Entitlement and Construction management Services and Development Services.
Steve currently sits on the board of The Okizu Foundation, which is a camp in the western U.S. for children with cancer, their siblings and families. Steve is an avid fly fisherman, mountain biker, skier/snowboarder, triathlete and most importantly Dad and Husband.
As Executive Vice President of Brokerage Services and Principal in the firm, Joe specializes in tenant and landlord representation on a national and regional scale. His professional experience has taken him throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Joe has been a member of the Metro team since 2006 and is based out of our Plymouth Meeting office. His active owner clients are Brixmor, Cedar Realty Trust, Goodman Properties, Kimco, LNR Partners, Post Brothers, Regency Centers and Time Equities.
Joe also serves on Drexel’s Presidential Real Estate Advisory Board and Lebow College of Business Real Estate Board.
As of December 31, 2020, Joseph has completed over 876 lease and sales transactions with a gross aggregate value over $1.50 billion and 11.950 million square feet in the Mid-Atlantic United States, mainly in Metro Philadelphia.
Ted Gildea joined The Dartmouth Company in 2004 as a tenant representative. He currently services the following tenants: Carmax, Lifetime Athletic, JoAnn’s Fabrics and TopGolf. Ted has a track record of uncovering off-market opportunities for his tenants in areas that typically have high barriers to entry for retailers. Ted’s tenant requirements have taken him throughout New England and the tri-state area, allowing him to hone his expertise in these markets. Ted is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross and holds a CIS from the University College Cork.
Brian joined Langholz Wilson Ellis (now Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis) in 1996. With over 36 years’ experience in retail real estate, Brian focuses in regional and national tenant representation, site selection and expansion. Utilizing the firm’s leading-edge information systems and support, Brian specializes in creating and executing the market penetration strategy to meet the needs of his clients. Brian actively represents clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
Brian has assisted many retail and restaurant clients including Costco, Kohl’s, LA Fitness, Walmart (surplus disposition), Lowes, Pet Supplies Plus, Staples, Performance Bike, Vitamin Shoppe, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Bonefish Grill, and Jason’s Deli.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian was Senior Vice President at The Galbreath Company and for nine years prior to that, he was a principal in The Kerr Group. Brian began his real estate career with The J. J. Gumberg Co. in 1978.
Brian is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Mr. Kerr is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. A native of Western Pennsylvania currently resides in Regent Square with his wife, Michele and two children, Kendel and Teague.
Patrick is the Managing Director – Brokerage at Pace Properties. Patrick’s focus is tenant representation, landlord representation, and property disposition services for clients. With over 20 years’ of experience in commercial real estate, he specializes in providing strategic consulting services to assist retailers in their store rollouts in St. Louis, Kansas City, and neighboring markets in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. Pat was named a CoStar Power Broker in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2021. He was also named a “40 Under 40” Honoree by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2020.
Pat has assisted many retail and restaurant clients including Andretti’s, AT&T, Bibibop Asian Grill, Carter’s, Duluth Trading, The Edge Fitness Clubs, Gordon Foods Services, Home Goods, Mattress Firm, Marshalls, Meow Wolf, MOD Pizza, Pacific Dental Services, PetSmart, Salon Lofts, Shake Shack, Shoe Dept., Sierra Trading Post, TJ Maxx, TOCA, Top Golf, Tuesday Morning, and Ulta Beauty.
Mr. Willett works with many national and local landlords, including Baldridge Properties, Breihan Properties, Covenant Real Estate Management, Drury Development, Goldberg Properties, Kimco Realty, Kin Properties, Koch Development, Land Dynamics, McDonald’s, Quattro Development, Select Strategies, The Kroenke Group, Wall Development, and Viking Partners.
Patrick is a member of Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC), St. Louis Honor Flight, America’s Heartland Remembers 9/11, and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. He is also the Kelley Charitable Foundation Chairperson for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Patrick is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate. He is a native of the St. Louis area and resides in Sunset Hills with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Irie and Caroline.
Steve Frishman joined Mid-America Real Estate in 1988 and in 2002 became a Principal of the firm. Mr. Frishman has been the recipient of the Top Retail Broker of The Year Award from both the Chicago Sun Times and Crain’s Chicago Business.
Mr. Frishman’s concentration within the restaurant industry has resulted in a long list of successful market rollouts including the following tenants: Outback, Chili’s, Maggiano’s, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Chickfil–A , Portillo’s, Noodles & Company, Roti, Sonic, Five Guys, MOD Pizza, Nando’s and many others.
He has completed transactions with several national anchor tenants including Kohl’s, Best Buy, Value City, Lowes, Dick’s, Von Maur and Home Depot. Mr. Frishman has been successful in the entertainment field having completed transactions with the following chains: AMF Bowling, Kerasotes Theaters, Sony Theaters and Marcus Theaters.
Mr. Frishman has had a diverse career that includes the leasing of some of suburban Chicago’s largest retail centers, including The Glen Towncenter, Prairie Market of Oswego, Westridge Court and Merrillville Crossing.
Steve is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has served as the head of the Restaurant Council for the Chain Links Organization and has also been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 1988.
Brian Shorter is the Managing Partner and Designated Broker of SullivanHayes Brokerage Company. He has multifaceted expertise in retail real estate both locally and nationally with a focus on strategic expansion of retailers and landlord representation in development, acquisition and disposition. Over the past five years, Brian has leased over 1.7 million square feet in transactions totaling nearly $220 million. During the same time period, he has sold over $88 million dollars of commercial real estate.
Native to Baltimore, Geoffrey attended McDonogh School & University of Florida before joining H&R Retail in 1999. Thereafter, he attended University of Baltimore Law School at night and became the youngest partner in the history of H&R Retail in 2005. Throughout Geoffrey’s distinguished career, he has established himself as a leading retail broker and industry expert in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore regions having completed nearly 1.000 transactions totaling over 10.6M SF.
Geoffrey’s comprehensive market knowledge stems from his extensive experience in landlord representation, new development, tenant representation, and value add redevelopment. His career highlights include facilitating the market entry for H&M, LA Fitness and Chase Bank as well as new developments such as The Boro, The Station, and Belmont Chase. Geoffrey’s completed transactions exceed a total consideration of $1.2B.
Stephanie McCullough was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent her formative years in Brentwood, Tennessee. As a Senior Vice President and Partner with TSCG, Stephanie leads the North Florida office and specializes in project leasing. She applies a dynamic approach to landlord representation providing clients such as National Retail Properties, Hines Global, North American Properties and RREEF, among others, with invaluable resources and unparalleled expertise. Stephanie is experienced in working in all phases of ground-up, mixed-use retail, redevelopments, neighborhood, power and lifestyle centers. Stephanie was recognized in 2015 when she was offered and accepted TSCG partnership. She was recognized as one of Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Southeast by Real Estate Forum magazine as well as Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2015. Prior to joining TSCG in 2008, Stephanie worked in a third party capacity focusing on tenant and landlord representation. A graduate of Florida State University in 2006 with a degree in Economics, Stephanie has served as co-chair for ICSC’s Jacksonville Planning Committee and leads TSCG’s Leasing Training Program.
People who know David would probably say he is known for being positive, energetic, and a little off the wall (especially in the mornings, when such traits seem to irritate people the most). Having fought through the tough real estate climate in Arizona, David learned firsthand the importance of diligent, almost painstakingly annoying follow up. He has since parlayed this work ethic with extensive retail tenant representation and project leasing experience.
He is passionate about real estate, and has been since he was young. At the ripe age of 15, he would have told you he wanted to be a commercial real estate broker, even though he didn’t know what it was. He enjoys looking at properties almost to the point that it is unsafe for him to drive.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie (who knows more about signage, access, and traffic patterns than any spouse should). His idea of the perfect day would be fly fishing in the morning, a round of golf in the afternoon, and his mom’s lasagna for dinner.
Alan P. Shor, a co-founder of The Retail Connection, serves as its President and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Alan is involved in TRC’s strategic direction, oversees the day-to-day operations of the company and leads its investment and merchant banking business. He also serves as an operating partner with leading private equity firms which have deep experience in retail investments. Alan is an investor in and a Board member of three high growth retail chains.
Prior to launching The Retail Connection, Alan served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Zale Corporation, at that time North America’s largest specialty retailer of fine jewelry with 2,300 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. As President, he was responsible for all support and operating areas of the company including real estate, construction and design, technology, legal, human resources, distribution, loss prevention, credit and customer service. Alan joined Zale in 1995 as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
Prior to joining Zale, he spent 12 years with Troutman Sanders, a national law firm, where he built a strong track record of advising the senior management teams of Fortune 1000 companies. Alan was the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office at the time he left to join Zale.
Alan is active in a number of professional and charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Council and the Folsom Institute for Real Estate at Southern Methodist University. Alan has served on the Board of Directors of UPLIFT Education, a Texas based charter school initiative, and served as an adjunct Professor in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas from 2009-2011, and currently serves on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Dallas. Finally, he is a member of the Maverick Chapter of the World President’s Organization (YPO/WPO).
Alan graduated with honors from both the University of Georgia and University of Georgia School of Law.
With over 1,500 tenants exclusively represented throughout North America, the Tenant Representation team is comprised of ChainLinks brokers from coast to coast who collaborate on best practices and the latest trends in the marketplace. This group harnesses the national platform’s collective knowledge to ensure our clients remain ahead of their competition.
The Landlord Representation team consists of targeted retail brokers who collectively oversee more than 4,000 properties consisting of 300,000,000 square feet of retail space throughout North America. The team provides a platform to collaborate and enhance offerings for our clients ensuring the highest level of service.
The Property Management team focuses on the intricacies of operating a shopping center. This group shares best practices, optimal technologies, cost-saving strategies, operational experiences, and tenant relationships.
This team is comprised of graphic designers, GIS specialists, and marketing experts from all of the individual offices. They interface to ensure all marketing materials are created with the most current technologies with clear, meaningful information. Further, this group works with third-party technology firms specializing in various services, including but not limited to mobile phone data and CRM, thus ensuring ChainLinks is at the forefront of the market.
This team consists of restaurant-focused professionals from every market in the country who focus on all aspects of the sector, from local start-ups to national rollouts. They address multiple needs in the sector, including but not limited to deal structure strategies and funding.
The ChainLinks Women’s team is dedicated to inspiring, educating, and supporting women in retail real estate. Its core values are based upon connecting, mentoring, and empowering women for the betterment of ChainLinks and the overall real estate community.
This team connects the younger generation of brokers within ChainLinks to address topics unique to them. In addition, seasoned brokers participate in this group to provide mentorship. This platform provides a venue for young brokers to form genuine relationships with other brokers throughout the country to ensure a successful career.
The High Street Retail Team focuses on Landlord and Tenant representation in most of the United States most prominent urban corridors throughout our major cities. Rodeo Drive, South Beach, 5th Ave and more – all of our professionals focus on the unique retailers looking for top tier space in the urban core.
The Hospitality team addresses all aspects of the real estate process, from site selection to the sale of existing hotels and all points in between. This group remains ahead of the curve by sharing information regarding different hotel brands, their requirements, logistics, and the evolution of each brand into the future.
Members of Retail Logistics are involved in the leasing, investment sales, or development process for industrial real estate across the country.
The Retail Logistic Council is an intimate peer group within the ChainLinks Network that provides our members a place to develop deep relationships, exchange knowledge, and conduct business. Our focus is on retailers and their ever-expanding demand for e-commerce & last-mile logistics space.