Bernard Haddigan, who had a 28-year career at Marcus & Millichap where he established the firm's National Retail Group, has come out of retirement to join CBRE as senior managing director of the capital markets group in Atlanta. He will work with Kevin Aussef to grow CBRE’s private capital group.
The move is somewhat surprising given Haddigan's previous tenure at M&M, where he began his career as an associate in the Encino, CA office. He was appointed regional manager of the Encino office in 1986, then elected as a managing director and a member of the firm's board of directors in 1994.
In 1995, Haddigan relocated to Atlanta as a division manager to lead the firm's East Coast expansion. He followed that up by launching Marcus & Millichap's National Retail Group in 1998. Under Haddigan, the retail group grew into one of the largest shopping center property brokerages in the United States, handling transactions with an aggregate value of more than $48 billion.
Haddigan departed Marcus & Millichap in 2010 shortly after the retirement of longtime President and CEO Harvey Green.
He has remained an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and co-chairs the organization's committee webinar series.