Josh Podell, a real estate veteran with more than 20 years of retail experience, has joined DJM Realty, the real estate affiliate of Gordon Brothers Group. He will serve as a specialty retail and outlet consultant in the firm's Melville, NY office.
Previously, Podell served as vice president of real estate at Jones Retail Corporation, where he managed nearly 1,000 stores for the Jones Apparel Group chain, which includes such brands as Nine West, Anne Klein, Easy Spirit and Jones New York. Most recently he formed Podell Real Estate Advisors, representing the likes of Jones Apparel Group, Carters / Osh Kosh, Kenneth Cole, Rawlings Sporting Goods and other national and regional retailers. As a retail expert specializing in the mall and outlet arena and with a client list including some of the world's largest retail and fashion companies, Podell has completed thousands of retail transactions throughout his career.
"Through the years we have collaborated with Josh Podell on numerous retail projects and we are very excited to have Josh join the DJM Realty team. Josh's specialty retail expertise is invaluable to DJM Realty's roster of retail clients and will support the company's overall platform of facilitating clients' growth and repositioning by maximizing their real estate portfolios," said Neill Kelly, president at DJM Realty.
Podell is regularly featured in retail and real estate publications and is often invited as a guest speaker at MBA programs, industry conferences and symposiums. He was recently honored in Real Estate New York Magazine's 40 Under 40. In his free time, Podell is a nationally ranked tennis player and holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary / Civil Air Patrol and is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.