Bill French - Cushman & Wakefield

Bill French

Executive Director

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  • Location

    One American Square
    Suite 1800
    Indianapolis, IN 46282
    United States

  • Phone

    +1 317 639-0430

  • Mobile

    317-590-5052

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Profile

Bill French specializes in retail site selection, leasing, shopping center sales, disposition and development. He managed the Indianapolis retail services division from 1991 through 1995 and returned to full-time brokerage in 1996. Bill has completed more than 250 transactions in the last four years, developed and redeveloped multiple freestanding properties representing over $70 million in value and successfully completed more than 2,800 career transactions.


major transactions

  • Seven hhgregg-anchored shopping centers
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers, Indianapolis, IN negotiated a 121,000-SF build-to-suit
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Castleton Crossing Shopping Center, Indianapolis, IN lease of 75,000 SF
  • TJ Maxx and HomeGoods combined store, Castleton Crossing, Indianapolis, IN lease of 55,581 SF
  • Staples, Inc.: Negotiated 14 build-to-suit developments
  • Ruby Tuesday: Numerous site acquisitions across Indiana
  • GameStop and EB Games: Opened 30-plus stores across Indiana
  • Super Kmart, Evansville, IN sale and redevelopment of former 177,000-SF store on 20.75 acres
  • Goodwill Industries: Assisted in opening over 42 retail stores in Central Indiana
  • Castleton Crossing sale of 280,000-SF, 100% occupied shopping center to Kite Realty Group


community leadership

    • United Way Tocqueville Society, Member
    • Visit Indy, Board of Directors
    • Ball State University Miller College of Business, Board of Advisors (2002–Present)
    • Guest lecturer, Ball State University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College


    Awards & Associations

    • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member, State Chairman (1999–2002)
    • Indianapolis Retail Broker of the Year, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995–2016
    • National Retail Broker of the Year, 2012
    • Midwest Real Estate News, “Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame,” 2012
    • Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Who’s Who of Commercial Real Estate” and “Forty Under 40”
    • CoStar Group “Power Broker,” 2008–2015

    Clients

    • Amoco Oil
    • Arby’s
    • Bank One
    • Bob Evans
    • Burger Study
    • Carter’s
    • Charming Shoppes
    • Culver’s
    • dots
    • EB Games
    • Fiesta Salons
    • First Indiana Bank
    • GameStop
    • Goodwill
    • Hallmark
    • Hardee’s
    • Harry & Izzy’s
    • Hollywood Video
    • Kinko’s
    • Leslie’s Pool Supplies
    • McDonald’s Corp.
    • maurices
    • Michaels
    • National Vision
    • Payless ShoeSource
    • RadioShack
    • Roselyn Bakeries
    • Ruby Tuesday
    • rue21
    • Sally Beauty
    • Simon Property Group
    • Simply Mac
    • Staples
    • Steak ‘n Shake
    • Tire Barn
    • Tony Roma’s
    • Valvoline