Matt Berry, Robbie Kilcrease Join CBRE’s Retail Investment Sales Team

Posted on 12.7.16 by Kim McClellan in Culture, In the News

HOUSTON – December 7, 2016 – CBRE announces that Matt Berry and Robbie Kilcrease, two seasoned commercial real estate professionals, have joined its Houston office to focus on the market’s retail investment sales practice. 

Mr. Berry and Mr. Kilcrease, who will serve as a First Vice President and Senior Associate, respectively, will specialize in the sale, debt and structured finance placement assistance, and recapitalization of retail properties throughout the Houston market. They both join CBRE from HFF.

“We are excited to have Mr. Berry and Mr. Kilcrease join CBRE,” said Mark Taylor, senior managing director, CBRE. “Their combined experience in retail investment sales will help us continue our growth and success in this area of the business. They are an excellent addition to the team.”

With several years of experience in retail investment sales, Mr. Berry has primarily focused on selling retail investment real estate throughout the southwestern U.S. He has been involved in more than $2 billion of real estate sales on behalf of corporate, institutional and entrepreneurial owner. Mr. Kilcrease, who previously served as a Senior Real Estate Analyst at HFF, has been involved in more than $1 billion in retail transactions over his career.

Mr. Berry is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and Mr. Kilcrease is a graduate of Texas Tech University. They will office at CBRE’s Williams Tower office in Houston.


CBRE Recruits Retail Specialist Whit Jordan in San Antonio

Posted on 10.4.16 by Kim McClellan in Culture

SAN ANTONIO – October 4, 2016 CBRE Group, Inc. announces that Whit Jordan, an accomplished retail leasing professional in San Antonio, has joined the company as Vice President of Retail Services. He joins CBRE’s growing retail business, which now has more than 500 professionals in the Americas actively working with more than 1,300 retailers.

Mr. Jordan joins CBRE from DuWest Realty, where he leased a more than one-million-square-foot retail space, including the Alamo Ranch power center. Prior to DuWest Realty, he represented retail landlords and occupiers at REATA Real Estate Services for six years.  Additionally, he has worked on tenant representation accounts for Zoe’s Kitchen, Aveda Salons, Total Nutrition, Brass Tap and CVS Pharmacy. He is also well versed on the development side through his experience at Armstrong Development and Transwestern.

“We are very excited to add Whit Jordan to our Central Texas retail team. Whit’s deep relationships with retailers and industry professionals across the region, as well as his integrity and hard work, definitely set him apart,” said Daniel Taylor, Texas-Oklahoma Managing Director, Retail, CBRE. “His unique ability to drive business development will allow us to continue to grow our brand in San Antonio. Whit’s ability to quickly diagnose client issues, creatively deploy winning solutions and effectively communicate will be instrumental to his continued success. Whit is a valuable teammate and the type of person that makes the CBRE culture great.”

“It’s a great time to join CBRE because of the innovative tools and resources now available to help me better serve my clients, including our location-analytics technology,” said Mr. Jordan.

Mr. Jordan is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a founding member of Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) San Antonio Chapter and a volunteer for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government with a minor in business from the University of Texas at Austin.

CBRE Grows Retail Investment Sales Practice in North Texas

Posted on 9.21.16 by Kim McClellan in Culture

DALLAS – September 21, 2016 CBRE announces that Michael Austry has joined the Retail Investment Sales Group in Dallas to focus on growing CBRE’s market share of private capital and net lease investment sales.

Michael previously worked at the Vitorino Group, where he specialized in the disposition of single and multi-tenant shopping centers, and Marcus & Millichap, where he focused on retail investment sales throughout Texas and the Southwest. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

Brandon Harris is transitioning to the Retail Investment Sales group after spending the last 15 years in restaurant and retail tenant representation as well as mixed-use and urban project leasing with CBRE and UCR.

“The addition of Michael Austry and Brandon Harris to the Retail Investment Sales group will expand and strengthen our presence in the retail market in North Texas,” said Chris Hipps, Senior Managing Director, CBRE. “Michael’s wealth of knowledge in retail investment sales and Brandon’s deep understanding of retail leasing from an investor perspective make them invaluable assets to this team.”

Leading Net Lease Professionals Join CBRE Capital Markets

Posted on 8.31.16 by Kim McClellan in Culture

 Andrew Peeples and Jeff Jackson to launch NLPG presence in Houston

HOUSTON – August 31, 2016 CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Andrew Peeples and Jeff Jackson have joined CBRE Capital Markets’ Net Lease Property Group as senior vice president and senior associate, respectively.

CBRE Capital Markets’ Net Lease Property Group (NLPG) specializes in the sale, purchase and recapitalization of single-tenant net leased properties throughout the nation. Based in Houston, Mr. Peeples and Mr. Jackson will establish the firm’s presence in the single-tenant net lease space in the region.

Mr. Peeples and Mr. Jackson join CBRE from the Stan Johnson Company, a national commercial real estate firm that focuses exclusively on single-tenant net lease transactions.

“We are excited to have Andrew and Jeff join this select team of senior level Capital Markets professionals who are committed to providing quality service to our clients by leveraging CBRE’s national platform,” said Senior Managing Director Mark Taylor.

Mr. Peeples is a high-performing professional with a tenured background in net lease advisory. Since 2011, he has completed over 100 net lease transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $500 million across 22 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Jackson is an accomplished broker with an extensive knowledge of the single-tenant net lease market. Over his career, he has completed over $300 million in net lease transactions.

“Jeff and I are excited about establishing the Net Lease Property Group in Houston for CBRE as we believe our services will be accretive and complimentary to CBRE’s other service lines and will allow us to serve our clients in a more holistic manner by leveraging the national CBRE platform,” Mr. Peeples said.


“Retail as Art” awards $22,000 in Scholarships

Posted on 5.23.16 by Kathrine Brody GIllis in Culture, In the News

Giving back to the community has always been a passion of mine, and I love hearing how my fellow colleagues are giving back. What’s even better is having the support of your own company behind you.

Last month, CBRE’s Chairman of Retail Services Americas, Mickey Ashmore, along with his wife Temple Ashmore, hosted the eighth annual “Retail as Art” exhibition at the Goss-Michael Foundation. “Retail As Art” is a scholarship contest designed to showcase the very best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” from Dallas-Fort Worth area high school students.

More than $22,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to 14 Dallas-area students. Claire Marucci of the Hockaday School won first prize, which included a $5,000 scholarship, for her work titled “Nocturnal Energy.” Over 300 attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments while mingling and viewing the participants’ photographs.


“Temple and I have always been passionate about education and the ability to help give young students the opportunity to pay for a quality education,” said Mickey Ashmore. “Having founded a retail real estate firm, I wanted to find a way to combine my passion for real estate and my family’s passion to help others. Thus Retail as Art was born.”

The purpose of the event is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of retail and reward the winners and their schools for their talent and efforts.


The Ashmores created “Retail as Art” while at UCR and hosted the first “Retail as Art” invitational in 2008. The contest started small with only five student participants from one high school — Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts. This year, the entries grew to 124 students from 25 schools.

“I believe this year was the best year yet, and I look forward to growing the program in the future,” said Ashmore.

CBRE’s CBRE Cares program supports and leverages the passion and talents of our employees to create real benefit for individuals in need. Adding “Retail as Art” to our portfolio of community programs is an honor. With the support of CBRE’s expansive network, I imagine the “Retail as Art” program growing exponentially in the years to come. Congrats to all the winners who participated this year!

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