SAN JOSE, CA – Sept. 14, 2015 – Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, is pleased to announce that James Chung, Executive Managing Director with the firms’ Retail Services group, has been selected as one of Chain Store Age magazine’s 10 national power brokers for 2015. Mr. Chung ranked #3 from a nationwide list and was further recognized by the magazine among an elite group of brokers called the “Power Four”.
The second-annual list, published in the September 2015 issue of the 90-year-old retail trade magazine based in New York, was developed from more than 100 nominations by retailers and real estate brokerage firms. The 10 power brokers were selected based on number of retail real estate transactions in 2014, the dollar value of those transactions, and overall reputation in the industry.
Mr. Chung represents more than 30 national tenants and over 6 million square feet of retail across Northern California. His key tenant clients include popular retailers such as 24 Hour Fitness, MOD Pizza, Capital One, Sur La Table, AT&T, Guitar Center, Party City, Hmart, and Living Spaces. His listing clientele includes Federal Realty, Regency Centers, Grosvenor, Terramar, Vereit, Hunter Properties, Keenan Land, KIMCO, and Fulcrum. Mr. Chung focuses on both ground-up and existing grocery anchored and power/promotional shopping centers, and many of his projects are among Silicon Valley’s highest-profile, Class A properties.
Mr. Chung’s professional recognition includes: 2006-2014 DTZ Retail – Terranomics Top 5 Producer; 2010 Cassidy Turley Leadership Award; 2011 Cassidy Turley Inter-Office Dealmaker Award; 2011-Present Chainlinks Western Region Principal and Co-Chair; 2012 Silicon Valley Business Journal Top 40 Under 40; 2012-14 Cassidy Turley Top Ten Retail (nationally); and 2014 Cassidy Turley National Retail Broker of the Year.
Mr. Chung is also deeply involved with ICSC, currently serving as ICSC’s Northern California State Director.
The successful merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ closed September 1, 2015. The firm now operates under the iconic Cushman & Wakefield brand and has a new visual identity and logo that position the firm for the future and reflect its trusted global legacy and wider history. The new Cushman & Wakefield is led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. The company is majority owned by an investor group led by TPG, PAG, and OTPP.
About Chain Store Age
CSA is published 7 times a year by Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., 150 W. 30th St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10001. The company also delivers the premier retail website chainstoreage.com, updated multiple times daily with the latest in retail news and analyses. Audience is retail chain headquarters executives ranging in title from CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, president, and senior VPs, VPs and directors in the areas of design, construction, real estate, technology, facilities, development, finance, marketing and operations.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (branded C&W Services), global occupier services, investment management (branded DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.