RBN Names Debbie Currier New President
- Jan 26, 2016
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Charlotte, N.C.–The Retail Brokers Network, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing retail networking groups, has selected Debbie Currier as its new president. In her role, Currier will be responsible for helping grow the RBN brand, representing RBN at industry-related events, recruiting new RBN brokerage offices, and facilitating education, networking and sharing of brokerage “Best Practices” between the 65+ RBN member offices. She is the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s almost 25-year history.
“I’m delighted to be RBN’s new President and I look forward to working with the executive team and member offices to contribute to the future success of this great organization. It is also an honor to be the first woman president at a time when women are assuming more leadership roles in the commercial real estate industry,” Currier said in prepared remarks.
Currier has over 30 years of retail real estate experience and is the owner and president of Currier Properties, a leading boutique retail brokerage firm that specializes in retail tenant representation primarily in the North and South Carolina markets. Her corporate clients include several major retailers like Target, CarMax, Hancock Fabrics, rue21, GNC, FedEx Office, Pet People and Rainbow Fashions. Currier and her team have brokered more than 220 transactions for CarMax, Target, FedEx Office, rue21 and GNC alone. She earned the “Top Retail Producer” award for six consecutive years in the Charlotte Region Commercial Brokerage (CRCBR) community and is consistently recognized in both the industry and the community for her performance.
Prior to starting her firm in 1994, Currier held a variety of retail leasing and investment sales executive positions at Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Paragon Group and McMahan-Carver Properties.
“It has been a pleasure to lead RBN the last two years and I’m excited to turn the reins over to Currier. She will be instrumental in the continued growth and success of the RBN,” stated Chuck Lanyard, outgoing RBN president and president of New Jersey’s RBN member firm, The Goldstein Group.
“I’m especially pleased to also be welcoming our first woman president. We have several woman-owned brokerages within the network and it’s exciting to see more women being recognized and becoming actively involved in the industry,” added Steve Eisenberg, president of Ohio-based RBN firm Arnold J. Eisenberg and RBN co-founder.
In addition to RBN, Currier is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a past board member and chairperson of the Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment. Currier is also focused on advancing opportunities for women in CRE through mentoring and networking. She is a founding member of RRED and also active in Women in Real Estate (WIRE).
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