LeDonna Spongberg and Chris Speciale to Partner with CBRE | UCR Urban Team

Dallas, Texas, April 21, 2015 – CBRE | UCR, a leading retail real estate services provider, today announced LeDonna Spongberg and Chris Speciale with CBRE Phoenix will partner with CBRE | UCR’s Urban Retail and Leasing team. These teams will work together to lead the firm’s urban retail initives in the Southwest region focusing on the urban, lifestyle and high street retail markets.

“Having LeDonna and Chris partner with our team enhances our abilities to provide unsurpassed project leasing services for our clients,” states Jack Breard, Executive Vice President for CBRE | UCR. “Their experience and understanding of the area strengthens our reach in Phoenix and the Southwest region, which will benefit our clients.”

LeDonna Spongberg has more than 15 years of specialized leasing experience and has leased more than 3.5 million square feet of specialty retail shopping centers over the course of her career. She has been instrumental in leasing some of the most high-profile retail assignments in Metropolitan Phoenix, including Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale Waterfront, Desert Ridge and Tempe Marketplace, Uptown Plaza and Lincoln Scottsdale Marketplace, among others. In addition to her local leasing expertise, LeDonna has also provided consulting services to well-known projects in other markets, such as the Streets at South Glenn in Denver and Chisholm Creek in Oklahoma.

Christopher Speciale has led leasing teams responsible for 10+ projects nationwide, totaling more than 5.5 million square feet of retail space. He is widely respected in the leasing/development industry having managed and maintained relationships with a broad account list of national tenants. Prior to CBRE, Chris was Vice President of Leasing with RED Development and then at CenterCal Properties in El Segundo, California. His past projects include The Streets of Brentwood in Brentwood, California; Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kansas; SummitWoods in Lee’s Summit, MO; Legends Outlets in Kansas City, KS; Village Pointe in Omaha, NE; The Village at Meridian in Boise, ID; Station Park in Salt Lake City, UT; and SouthPointe Pavilion in Lincoln, NE.