Robert Aycock and Team Join UCR
DALLAS, Texas, March 31, 2014 — UCR, a leading retail real estate services provider, today announced esteemed retail real estate veteran Robert Aycock has joined UCR as Executive Vice President. Robert brings 35 years of project leasing and tenant representation experience in the DFW market to the firm. This new partnership continues UCR’s strategic growth plan of partnering with the best local talent to ensure consistent service delivery.
“We are very pleased to welcome Robert Aycock,” said Mickey Ashmore, UCR’s president and CEO. “I’ve known Robert for 30 years. I have admired his ability to get the job done and have always wanted to work side by side with him. For us, Robert’s move to UCR is extremely strategic. His prowess in leasing Power Centers and knowledge of big box and value oriented retailers is a formidable addition to our team.”
Robert currently represents TJX Companies and has served as their representative in Texas for the past 20 years. In that time he completed over 120 deals for the company’s HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s brands. He is also well-regarded for his project leasing work on high-profile power centers such as Center at Preston Ridge, Village at Allen and Denton Crossing. Robert has represented projects for landlords and owners, including New Plan, Kimco, the MG Herring Group, Prudential, Weber & Company, Blue Star Development, Oakridge Investments and the Seitz Group, to name a few.
“This union provides a great opportunity to continue to execute exceptional retail real estate services on behalf of my clients,” said Robert Aycock. “By partnering with UCR, I am able to leverage their combined relationships and talents to provide a level of service to clients they cannot get anywhere else in this market. In addition I look forward to becoming a part of the impressive platform UCR has built across Texas.”
Joining Robert at UCR is Andrew Lehner and Andrew Aycock, Robert’s son. Andrew Lehner will serve as Senior Vice President and Andrew Aycock as Vice President, and both bring a wealth of experience in project leasing and tenant representation.
Andrew Lehner currently leases notable power centers, including The Village at Allen, The Village at Fairview, Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, Terrell Market Center, Crossroads at Terrell and Eastchase Market. He has also completed transactions for notable retailers including Ross, AMC Theatres, Toys R’ US, Best Buy, Darden, Buc-ee’s and many more.
Andrew Aycock also brings much knowledge for representing power centers, grocery-anchored centers, pad sites and free standing box buildings. Andrew locates prime sites for Rebounderz, an indoor trampoline park, and Manny’s Tex-Mex as well.
Prior to joining UCR, Robert, Andrew and Andrew worked for Princeton Partners where Robert served as Principal.