Top Retail Professional To Lead Firm’s West Region Retail Practice Group - Cushman & Wakefield

Top Retail Professional To Lead Firm’s West Region Retail Practice Group

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Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce that James Chung has been appointed to Retail Practice Group Leader for the West Region. In this capacity, Mr. Chung will provide leadership and strategic direction for the region’s overall retail leasing business and coordinate closely with related service lines including strategic consulting, capital markets, single tenant net leased investments, property management and project management. 

Mr. Chung, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield, has been with the company for 14 years and currently represents more than 30 national tenants, most of these Fortune 500, and over seven million square feet of retail across the nine Bay Area counties. Chung’s roster of clients includes well-known brands such as Sur La Table, 24 Hour Fitness, MOD Pizza, Guitar Center, AT&T, Party City, and notable Landlords such as Hunter Properties, TRC, VEREIT, Jamestown, Federal Realty, and Donahue Schriber.

In commending Mr. Chung on his appointment, Mike Smith, President, West Region, said Mr. Chung’s enviable transactional track-record and leadership aptitude placed the firm in capable hands for further success.
“James is one of the region’s most prolific retail experts and he will continue to be an active broker and represent some of the region’s most active developers and tenants. His responsibilities as Retail Practice Group Leader will include overseeing the full resources of the platform to the company’s clients in the West Region,” Mr. Smith said. 

Mr. Chung said it was a privilege to expand his current role to include leadership responsibilities. 

“Retail is one of the firm’s most active business lines and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead and collaborate with our talented group of professionals,” Mr. Chung said.
Joe Stettinius, Chief Executive Brokerage & Capital Markets Americas said, “The retail landscape is changing rapidly at a fundamental level. James is ideally suited to lead our West Region team providing expert leadership and experience to help our clients adapt sooner and better to the new business environment.”

Nationally, Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Group is the industry’s leader and was named #1 by The Real Deal, based on total square footage leased in 2015.
Mr. Chung’s professional recognition includes: 

  • State Director (for CA), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC over 70,000 members globally).
  • CoStar Power Broker recognition for over a decade.
  • Cassidy Turley National Leadership Award 2010.
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 2012.
  • Cassidy Turley National Retail Broker of the Year 2014.
  • Chain Store Age (industry publication) Power Four 2015.
  • ASVB (Association of Silicon Valley Brokers) Retail Broker of the Year 2015.
  • Three billion (7 million square feet) in assets under agency management and development.