Senior Vice President, Retail Brokerage
Austin Bettar’s specialty is retail leasing of anchored shopping centers, with a current portfolio of more than 2.4 -million-square feet of shopping center space. His clients include The Kroenke Group, Shapell Properties, Watt Properties, CorAmerica, Seritage Growth Properties, Rothbart Development, Donahue Schriber, UBS, Terramar Retail Centers, Kimco, City of Cypress and Realty Income, as well as family-office owners.
Austin joined Wilson Retail Group (now JLL) in 2011 where he oversaw a portfolio of 1.8 million square feet of properties. Prior to this he was with NewMark Merrill, responsible for leasing a portfolio of 1,150,000 square feet located in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. In addition, he was on the consulting team overseeing the repositioning of two power centers in Sacramento and San Leandro. From 2000 through 2005, Austin was the Director of Leasing for O & S Holdings, a Los Angeles based commercial developer where he was responsible for overseeing the leasing for the company’s new and existing neighborhood, specialty, power and lifestyle/entertainment centers in California, Louisiana and Alabama. Prior to O & S Holdings, Austin was with CBRE and Charles Dunn Company.
Austin has negotiated leases with national, regional and local tenants, including Ross Dress for Less, Staples, Starbucks, Below Five, Blaze Pizza, Ashley Furniture, Logix Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, AT&T, Dollar Tree, Ralphs, Bed Bath & Beyond, El Pollo Loco, LA Fitness, Sit ‘N Sleep, Popeyes, IHOP, Sears, DMV, Subway, Rite Aid, Phenix Salon Suites, Spectrum, Postal Annex, Chili’s, Aldi, Baskin Robins, The Learning Center, SuperCuts, WingStop, AutoZone, Jamba Juice, Sleep Number.
Education and Affiliations
Austin attended California State University, Northridge. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Austin holds a California real estate broker license.