Press Release


14 Jun 2018

CBRE announced it hired Senior Vice Presidents Ryan Sullivan and Jeff Nichols to add to its retail practice in Southern California. The team will be based in Newport Beach, CA.

The retail leasing experts join CBRE from Western Retail Advisors, a leading full-service retail brokerage firm the duo built together with an emphasis on tenant representation. Joining them are Eric Whitmer and Carla Alvear. The team’s primary focus will be on the retail occupier business throughout Southern California and Hawaii.

Sullivan and Nichols, one of the premier retail leasing teams on the West Coast, have represented several of the best national retail brands in the country, including Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Stores, Sprouts Farmers Market, LA Fitness, ULTA Beauty, Floor & Décor, Orchard Supply Hardware, Kirkland’s, PGA Superstore and Nike, among others.

“Retail is undergoing such a radical and exciting evolution,” said Jeff Moore, senior managing director at CBRE’s Newport office and head of the firm’s Southern California & Hawaii retail practice. “This team will bring in great expertise and an understanding of the changing dynamics and needs of retailers today. They will be able to truly embrace and leverage CBRE’s vast platform of resources and unique tools to guide our clients through these interesting times. We are very excited to have them on board.”

Added Sullivan, “We are excited about the opportunity this move provides to our team. CBRE has long been recognized as the global leader in commercial real estate and is uniquely positioned to help us take our business to the next level.” 
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