Wendell F. Brooks, III (S)
Senior Vice President | Retail Brokerage Lead, Hawaii
Mr. Brooks is the Retail Brokerage Lead for the Hawaii market, where he oversees JLL’s agency leasing and tenant representation efforts. He is responsible for the administration and management of local retail brokers and provides strategic planning and evaluation of remerchandising and redeveloping properties. Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Brooks has extensive local market knowledge and has developed strong relationships with retailers and the brokerage community. His on-the-ground knowledge of existing asset availabilities and familiarity with new developments and other trends in the market provide an added value to clients, ensuring no opportunity is overlooked. Mr. Brooks also plays an instrumental role in business development and relationship management for investor and occupier clients seeking retail services in Hawaii.
His achievements include the sale of 14 shopping centers and completion of 250 leases within four years. Currently, he oversees a portfolio of more than two million square feet and over $1 billion in value.
Mr. Brooks has 32 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Brooks worked for CBRE, Inc. as a Senior Vice President with a focus on retail leasing, shopping center sales and development brokerage. Mr. Brooks was the Statewide top producer for CBRE for 5 consecutive years.
Mr. Brooks’ most notable accomplishment has been the 7-center portfolio of Safeway-anchored centers across 4 islands which required his expertise in site sourcing, merchant plans, and leasing. His efforts resulted in the successful disposition of a nearly $1B portfolio.
Mr. Brooks attended University of Southern California, University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Hawaii. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Hawaii.