- Years of Industry Experience
- Transactions Executed
Jennifer Meade is an experienced commercial retail real estate executive with more than twenty years of service in the industry. Jennifer’s career in commercial real estate started at CBRE, initially working in the company’s research department, and was the lead data analyst for the CBRE Trends 2000 publication. She then moved up to work as a marketing specialist for the then top retail team in Orange County, working on both landlord and tenant representation accounts.
Jennifer also spent more than a decade working as an in-house leasing director for two prominent Los Angeles based boutique development firms. She has leased projects in California, Nevada, and Arizona. During her tenure at The Festival Companies, Jennifer completed more than 300 lease transactions. She worked on a range of projects, including a portfolio of gas station conversions to multi-tenant retail strip centers, Community Centers, Power Centers, and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza regional mall. At Primestor Development, Jennifer worked on the company’s premier new retail developments in densely populated urban Hispanic areas of Los Angeles, including azalea Shopping Center in South Gate and Olivo Shopping Center in Mission Hills. She brought many mainstream retail tenants to the underserved communities surrounding those developments. She helped raise the quality of retail in those areas of Los Angeles County. At both companies, Jennifer interfaced with the company’s principals, financial advisors, and property managers to transact the best and most profitable deals for clients, often providing double and, in some cases, triple-digit returns on investment.
Jennifer recently returned to brokerage in partnership with Richard Rizika as part of his full-service retail advisory team based in El Segundo, California, and servicing the United States West Coast region. She provides clients with project strategy, development, and execution services for Beta’s extensive West Coast portfolio of properties, currently more than six million square feet.
Jennifer provides owners with strategic guidance and results for merchandising, maintaining occupancy levels and cash flow and long-term strategy for the investment goals of a project. Her in-house leasing experience is an asset to clients. She can offer an actual ownership perspective on any transaction, including new deals and renewals in existing centers or new developments. She has the patience and follow-through skills needed to provide the best results for clients.
Jennifer represents dozens of Landlords locally and nationwide and is handling a portfolio of retail totaling six million or more square feet at any given point in time.
- CoStar Power Broker Award – Top 15 Retail Brokers in Los Angeles (2018 & 2019)
- Named by Real Estate Forum Magazine as a Woman of Influence in Commercial Real Estate (2019)
- Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Southern California
- Master of Arts degree, California State University Long Beach
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- California Broker License
- Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP)
- Certified Retail Executive (CRX)
- Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS)