ST. LOUIS – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Todd Kohlbecker has joined the firm’s Retail Portfolio Services Center (PSC) as Senior Managing Director. He will be responsible for the continued growth and development of PSC’s retail practice as well as improvement of retail capabilities and oversight of key retail clients.
“I’m excited to join the retail team at Cushman & Wakefield,” said Mr. Kohlbecker. “The business model here will give me a unique opportunity to leverage my experience and insight to the benefit of Cushman & Wakefield’s growing base of premier retail brands.”
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Kohlbecker served as Vice President of Real Estate for Caleres, a publicly held company with over 1,100 locations and nearly $3 billion in sales. He oversaw the retail distribution process, including the development and execution of the new store, relocation, renewal, store closing, and market optimization strategies in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. He worked with multiple brands in malls, strip/lifestyle centers, outlets, free-standing and high-street properties.
Mr. Kohlbecker is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and holds the position of State Retail Chair; he also has been a guest speaker at regional and national conventions. He holds the industry designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Mr. Kohlbecker is a member of United Way’s Leadership Giving Society and the Advisory Board to the Dean of Communications at Webster University where he also serves as President of the Daniel Webster Society.
“We have known Todd for more than 15 years, and have been increasingly interested in recruiting him to rejoin our team,” said Greg Schuster, Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield. “Todd will immediately deepen the strategic insight we provide our retail clients. He has a great reputation among retailers and shopping center owners, and he is an excellent cultural fit for our growing retail practice.”
At Cushman & Wakefield’s PSC, more than 350 professionals specialize in strategic consulting, transaction management, project management, portfolio administration and integrated facilities management. The PSC partners with many of the world’s most prominent retail brands to accelerate growth, maximize the value driven from their real estate portfolios and reduce operating expenses. The team manages 128.8 million square feet, completes more than 7,000 real estate transactions each year, processes over 329,000 invoices annually and completed 84,000 work orders in 2015.
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