CBRE Adds Retail Specialists to Newport Beach Office

Ryan Sullivan and Jeff Nichols join the company from Western Retail Advisors, a retail brokerage firm the two new senior vice presidents built together.
Ryan Sullivan and Jeff Nichols, CBRE
Ryan Sullivan and Jeff Nichols, CBRE

After recently appointing a retail senior vice president to its New York City office, CBRE has appointed Ryan Sullivan and Jeff Nichols to senior vice presidents of the company’s Newport Beach, Calif. office. They will be joining Eric Whitmer and Carla Alvear, and the team’s primary focus will be on the retail occupier business throughout Southern California and Hawaii.

Sullivan and Nichols are both retail leasing experts with a combined industry experience of almost 40 years. They come from Western Retail Advisors, a leading full-service retail brokerage firm with an emphasis on tenant representation, built by Sullivan and Nichols. As principals, they focused on providing retail tenant representation and shopping center and landlord leasing services throughout the region. During their time there, they represented several national retail brands including Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Stores, Sprouts Farmers Market, LA Fitness, ULTA Beauty, Floor & Décor, Orchard Supply Hardware, Kirkland’s, PGA Superstore and Nike.

Sullivan is an expert in tenant representation and retail expansion. His focus has been on developing and executing market-entry strategies for retailers.

Nichols started his career as a broker. His experience includes developing and executing rollout strategies for retail clients and assisting major landlords such as Vestar, Alberta Development, Burnham and Pacific Development. He holds a strong network of relationships with developers, property owners, brokers and city officials.

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