JLL has hired Robert Gibson as vice chairman of New York retail brokerage to lead the expansion of the firm’s retail platform in Manhattan.
Gibson will be responsible for the growth of retail tenant and agency leasing in New York.
Most recently a vice chairman with Cushman & Wakefield Inc.’s Midtown Manhattan office, Gibson has more than 26 years of retail leasing experience and was Cushman & Wakefield’s Top Overall Producer Award in 2012.
“Bob is a highly successful retail leasing expert with deep experience in New York City and throughout the United States,” said
Peter Riguardi, president of JLL’s New York tri-state operations. “His knowledge of New York’s retail market and established relationships within the retail community will enable us to significantly enhance our existing retail service platform.”
“New York is a vital market for international retailers pursuing entry into the U.S., and for national retailers seeking access to an extremely dense customer base,” said Greg Maloney, CEO of JLL Retail.”As retail’s globalization continues and competition for prime, high-street locations increases, the addition of Bob Gibson to our New York retail platform will significantly enhance our ability to service clients with the very best representation.”
Gibson has represented retailers from H&M, Ferragamo USA and Capital One Bank to Burton Snowboard Company and Verizon Wireless.
JLL has been expanding its retail services at the local and national levels. The firm has more than 80 retail brokers in 20 markets.
It is the largest third party retail property manager in the United States with a portfolio that includes 305 centers regional malls, lifestyle centers, transportation facilities and mixed-use projects.