Andy Couch

Andy Couch

Senior Vice President, Restructuring Services

Current Responsibilities
With more than 30 years of experience, Andy is a recognized leader in retail real estate strategy development, investment decision-making, and operating finance. As part of our Restructuring Services team, Andy focuses on delivering profitable strategies for retail clients, where he has a significant track record of successfully leading growth, disposition, and value-creation initiatives.

Andy’s diverse expertise spans from retail real estate, investment, and operating finance to corporate acquisitions and strategic divestitures.

Andy began his career in the consulting arm of KPMG (Washington, DC), providing M&A and valuation services to corporate clients, where he quickly progressed to Senior Consultant. He then became a Finance Director with Pizza Hut (at the time a wholly-owned subsidiary of PepsiCo) and served as Vice-President, Real Estate at the Hannaford subsidiary of Ahold/Delhaize where he chaired the supermarket chain’s Real Estate Committee and the Corporate Development and Finance Committee, and managed the company’s M&A, development and disposition activity. Before joining JLL, Andy was an Investment Officer in New England for Regency Centers where he led division investment, development, construction, and anchor leasing activity.

Select Client Engagements
AMC Theaters, US Fitness, TPG Growth (multiple divisions), Flynn Restaurant Group, American Blue Ribbon Holdings (the Holding Company for O’Charley’s and 99 Restaurants), Starbucks, Chipotle, Mod Pizza, Taco Bueno, HSBC Bank, Amalgamated Bank, Walgreens, Party City, Advance Auto, United Health Care, Victra Communications, Price Chopper supermarkets, and Ahold/Delhaize supermarkets.

Education and Affiliations
University of Maryland, Master of Science with high honors; West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Science with honors and served as Student Government President and ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees; Executive Education programs at Columbia University and Delhaize Group/Belgium (Management Development); International Council of Shopping Centers; National Grocer Association; Food Marketing Institute; Gorham Savings Bank Board of Corporators; United Way corporate Chair.