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Current responsibilities
Drew is the Nashville Retail Team Leader, specializing in tenant representation, development preleasing and consulting and agency leasing.

The primary role of the Nashville Retail Team is to successfully assist retailers and developers in locating, evaluating and negotiating existing retail locations and build-to-suit transaction and land development deals in and around Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Southwest Virginia, West Virginia, and occasionally Michigan.

The team utilizes its collective and expansive expertise in identifying optimal retailer site selection, leveraging agency leasing opportunities, evaluating sites and negotiating deal structures. If a retail client has a specific build-to-suit need, the team has established an extended network of highly qualified development partners that meet the competencies required for single-tenant, and/or multi-tenant projects.

Specialties
In his career, Drew has performed over 500 real estate transaction, both representing retail occupiers and property owners. Working primarily on retail assignments, Drew has also has experience in mixed-use project consulting, including multi-family, office and medical office.

Years of experience
10

Experience
Drew started his career with CBRE in Detroit, Michigan, relocating to Nashville in 2009 where he joined The Shopping Center Group from 2009 to 2012 before returning to CBRE in Nashville from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, Drew ventured out to be a partner at RightSite Partners LLC, a boutique tenant representation and build-to-suit development company where he worked for a year before joining JLL in May of 2015.

In his career, Drew has performed over 500 real estate transaction, both representing retail occupiers and property owners. Working primarily on retail assignments, Drew has also has experience in mixed-use project consulting, including multi-family, office and medical office.

Key transactions
2nd & Charles
AJ & C Garfunkel
Bar Louie
Big Lots
BioLife
Books-A-Million
Cadillac Ranch Brewery
Capital Growth Buchalter
Dunham’s Sporting Goods
Famous Footwear
Granite City Food & Brewery
Hickory Tavern
Hyatt Hotels
Kirkland’s 
Marquee Cinemas
Satellite Cinemas
Sketchers
Total Nutrition

Awards

• CBRE’s National Retail Rookie of the Year

• Costar’s Power Broker List

Education

Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Eastern Michigan University

Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University

Affiliations
Drew is licensed in multiple states, including:
Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Michigan
Drew is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).