May 1

Ones to Watch Chain Store Age

Jeff Moats, age 36, Partner, Broker, The Shopping Center Group
“I have the pleasure of working with a diverse portfolio of clients and develop­ing long-term relationships with them on both a personal and professional level. Looking ahead, I will continue to focus on strategic planning, site selection and deal execution for national retailers and restaurants throughout Tennessee.”

Jason Pierson, age 38, President, Pierson Commercial Real Estate
“My greatest professional achievement has been cultivating and estab­lishing a successful retail brokerage firm consisting of top-notch brokers and employees who are motivated to contribute to our firm’s growth and de­veloping culture.” Over the next three to five years, “I envision growing and leading our firm into the largest retail brokerage firm within New Jersey, while expanding our service offerings and contributing to charitable causes corporately and individually.”

Chris Reyes, age 35, VP, Transwestern
“My greatest professional achieve­ment is having the opportunity to work with some of the most notable tenants in the country and being able to be a part of their growth in the Houston market. Over the next three to five years, I envision that I will continue to learn and grow within my discipline and help build the future of Houston’s retail market one tenant and one development at a time.”

Matt Ryan, age 33, VP Leasing, Brixmor Property Group
“I’m proud that I have been able to form strong, lasting relationships in and out­side of the office, and those contacts have helped my professional career. My brokerage background, ICSC, Next Gen, my position at Brixmor, volunteer work and even a local political office have all helped and translated into year­over-year growth in my career. I was recently transferred from Philadelphia to Houston, and I’m excited to work with my team of leasing reps to share my experiences and learn from this group as I adapt to a new market.”

Justin Uditsky, age 38, Director of Real Estate, Structube (Quebec, Canada)
“My greatest professional achieve­ment was getting into the real estate business, which has enabled me to be a part of expanding major retail brands across Canada and now the U.S.” In three to five years, “[I envision that I will have] opened a dozen or so retail loca­tions in the U.S. and will be heading up a major U.S. expansion for our brand.”

Neal Wade, age 34, Development and Investment Partner, Baker Katz
“My greatest professional achievement to date was my first acquisition on the Baker Katz team – also my first commercial property acquisition – of a former Ryan’s Steakhouse in a suburb of Houston … ” When asked for his three-to-five year vision: “In a word, growth. In a sentence, acquiring larger retail assets and acqui­sitions, working our way toward our goal of a portfolio of 100 properties. We’re 25% of the way there now!”

Alison Warner, age 33, Manager of Investments, Regency Centers
“Using my experience as a civil en­gineer and construction consultant has allowed me to ‘see the forest through the trees,’ while creat-
ing and implementing successful development strategies on complex projects in our Northern California portfolio. Retail development, more than any other product type, requires constant innovation to maintain rele­vance to a consumer who will evolve quicker than any other generation to date. In three to five years, I hope to find myself innovating on the cutting edge of development for the next generation.”