JLL named Robert Gibson as vice chairman of New York retail brokerage in Manhattan. Gibson will be responsible for growing the firm's retail tenant and agency leasing business in New York.
Previously a vice chairman with Cushman & Wakefield, Gibson has more than 26 years of retail leasing experience. he will oversee JLL’s existing NYC retail brokerage team, which includes Paul Berkman, Craig Slosberg and Davie Berke.
"New York is a vital market for international retailers pursuing entry into the U.S., and for national retailers seeking access to an extremely dense customer base," said Greg Maloney, CEO of JLL Retail. "As retail's globalization continues and competition for prime, high-street locations increases, the addition of Bob Gibson to our New York retail platform will significantly enhance our ability to service clients with the very best representation."
Gibson has represented such retailers as H&M, Ferragamo USA, Capital One Bank, Burton Snowboard Company, Citibank N.A., Filene's Basement, Sixty USA, Ricoh Corporation and Verizon Wireless in the New York metropolitan area and Salvatore Ferragamo, Burton Snowboards, Furla, and Trina Turk nationally.
Major property owners he has represented include Fisher Development Associates, LLC, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, Alchemy Properties, Jamestown Properties, Digby Management, Colby Capital, and Marx Realty & Improvement Corp
JLL has been expanding its retail services at the local and national levels and has more than 80 retail brokerage experts spanning 20 major markets, representing more than 100 retail clients.
The firm's third party retail property management portfolio in the United States includes 305 centers, totaling 65.7 million square feet under management in regional malls, lifestyle centers, grocery-anchored centers, power centers, central business districts, transportation facilities and mixed-use projects.