Retail Solutions

KNOWLEDGE. EXPERIENCE. RESULTS.

David Simmonds

President & Founder

Martin Turner

Chief Executive Officer

Sherry Naquin Sanchez

Principal & Market Leader - Louisiana

Alan P. Rust, CCIM

Principal - Investment Sales

Cesar Villarreal

Principal - South Texas

Chris Duncan

Principal - El Paso

Chris Flesner

Principal - Dallas

Dave Burggraaf

Principal - Austin

Joaquin Orozco

Principal – Houston

Wes Tune

Principal - West Texas

Joe DeCola

Principal - San Antonio

George Anderson

Director of Market Analytics & Research

Janice Landers

Director of Business Development

Andrew Perkel

Executive Vice President

Gavin Fite

Senior Vice President

Jerel Choate

Senior Vice President

Jim Thompson

Senior Vice President

Kevin Murphy

Senior Vice President

Lyle Cowand

Senior Vice President

Robby Eaves, CCIM

Senior Vice President

Ryan Robin

Senior Vice President

Jack Priske

Vice President

Roy Ramon

Vice President

Brian Sladek

Assistant Vice President

Dani Allison

Assistant Vice President – Office Brokerage

Drew Smith

Assistant Vice President

Mayur Shah

Assistant Vice President

Maureen Moulton

Assistant Vice President

Phil Morris

Assistant Vice President

Samuel Littlejohn

Assistant Vice President

Shannon Albright Diaz

Assistant Vice President

Trevor Williams

Assistant Vice President

Tucker Francis

Assistant Vice President

Tania Lingor, CCIM

Broker Associate - Investment Sales

Rick Gutierrez

Broker Associate

Alex Reed

Commercial Advisor

Amandeep Singh

Commercial Advisor

Baron Albright

Commercial Advisor

Barret Espe

Commercial Advisor

Benny Nguyen, PE

Commercial Advisor

Bill Lucas

Commercial Advisor

Brian Gilbert

Commercial Advisor

Carolyn Bustamante

Commercial Advisor

Fred Wendland

Commercial Advisor

Jeff Lewin

Commercial Advisor

Joey Mendez

Commercial Advisor

Kim Nordquelle

Commercial Advisor

Lauren Shepperd

Commercial Advisor

Lezlie Tram Le

Commercial Advisor

Marcus Banasik, PhD

Commercial Advisor

Michael Muller

Commercial Advisor

Mohamed Gamal

Commercial Advisor

Nolan Rencher

Commercial Advisor

Preston Wolfe, CCIM

Commercial Advisor

Sanya Matthew Dayo

Commercial Advisor

Terence Bell

Commercial Advisor

Alan Vieyra

Commercial Advisor

Larry Leahy

Commercial Advisor

Jeff Fralick

Research Associate

Matt Bastoni

Research Associate

Piero Alegria

Research Associate

Stephanie Jacobs

Research Associate

Steven Quiroga

Research Associate

Win Scott

Research Associate

Michael Smith

Research Associate

Amelia Andrews

Human Resources Manager

Michael Sanchez

Systems Manager

Ryan Gray

Corporate Services Manager

Karlee Scheel

Manager of Market Analytics and Research

Tom Pickett

Market Analytics and Research Specialist

Wendy Ramirez

Database Coordinator

Lindsey Luke

Regional Services Administrator

Carolina Chavez

Office Administrator

Misty Knox

Office Administrator

Patricia Rodriguez

Office Administrator

Denise Bardwell

Office Administrator

Margaret Bell

Office Administrator

Yvette Okuna

Office Assistant

Danny Morgan

Online Marketing Specialist

Elizabeth Yawn

Graphic Design Intern

“Retail Solutions has been a major asset to Johnson Four Corners. They have been nothing but professional, are always fighting for our best interests, and have been very responsive to our needs and are always proactive. Thank you for ... read more helping bring in a diverse and credit worthy tenant mix to our properties in the Austin area.”Brent Johnson / Johnson Four Corners
“We have only been working with David Simmonds and Retail Solutions for a short time, but we have seen amazing results. Camp Bow Wow is a niche franchise and our real estate and zoning needs are not easy to align in most markets. David and ... read more his team have been able to find and help us secure great sites for our franchise owners helping us bring our services to local communities and our two and four legged clients. I highly recommend Retail Solutions, you will not be disappointed.”Renuka Salinger, Vice President of Franchise Development / Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc.
“I hired the Retail Solutions team to lease (and to sell) a strip center shadow anchored by Walmart in West Orange, TX. There was a 5,000 SF space and a 1,300 SF space that were potentially going to be available at the end of the existing ... read more tenants terms and my loan maturity was closing in at the same time. Not only did RS lease both spaces before they ever became vacant, but we improved rents, tenant mix and value of the center in the process. After putting term leases with quality brand tenants in place on the vacancies, Retail Solutions listed the property for sale. Their intimate knowledge of the property and their successes on the leasing front enabled them to speak first hand about the quality of the site and the leasing demand. We closed on the sale this week! Retail Solutions was responsive, knowledgeable and diligent in both their leasing and their sales efforts and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering their services.”Peter Lee
“Retail Solutions is an important partner in our strategic growth for la Madeleine Country French Café in the Central Texas market. They have identified great opportunities for the brand in Austin, and we are opening new cafés in this ... read more market for the first time in approximately 6 years. We are excited about our growth in this market and Retail Solutions has been an integral part of our expansion here. I would highly recommend Retail Solutions to retailers looking to expand in the Austin market.”Holland Burton / Le Duff America, Inc.
“In this economic climate we look for the most unrelenting leasing people, the ones that aren't afraid to get out there and really shake the bushes, and who don't just wait for the phone to ring. In my opinion, Retail Solutions is ... read more synonymous with aggressive shopping center leasing. We are extremely pleased with the results and look forward to continuing the relationship.”Kevin Jones, Leasing Rep / Washington Prime
“When my commercial real estate broker told me she was taking a new job, she referred me to Rob Eaves and Drew Smith. Upon our first meeting, I knew these were the guys to get it done. With only 6 months to move our retail shop, Rob and ... read more Drew took the helm and steered us in the right direction. Rob and Drew spent many hours with me attempting to find our needle in the haystack. As a small retail business in Austin, there are many challenges such as budget, square footage, and location. After scouring the Austin, Texas area, Rob and Drew aided in finding our gem of a location. The price was more than manageable, and the location speaks volumes to Rob and Drew's capabilities to satisfy their clients. I am looking forward to working with the Retail Solutions Team when we open our second and third locations.”Phillip Puzzo / Texas Cycle Werks
“David Simmonds & his team unlike any other retail brokerage company in Austin has our shopping center 100% leased. The brokers are professional, aggressive, well connected & responsive to our needs. Retail Solutions has produced results ... read more better & faster than any other Austin company in the last 20 years.”David Mills, General Manager / US Properties, Inc.
“In today’s competitive leasing environment, Landlords need a team that is first and foremost aggressive in uncovering opportunities but that is also diligent in marketing and creating exposure. The Retail Solutions’ team has been ... read more highly effective for us over the past years in keeping our center at an above market occupancy by being aggressive both on the marketing front as well as creatively uncovering uses that will maximize the value of our center. We look forward to the opportunity to expand our relationship with Retail Solutions in the near future.”Evan Farahnik, Principal / Starpoint Commercial Properties
“I like to work with people who work hard and who I can trust. Chris Flesner is one of the hardest, most trustworthy people I know in this business. Chris takes advantage of every marketing opportunity and follows up with every lead ... read more immediately as it comes in. In just one example, he and his team had a full marketing brochure ready to go before we even closed on a property! That kind of hustle will earn my business for a long time to come.”Yury Mintskovsky / Retail Investor
“I worked with Chris at Retail Solutions with my first business, and he helped me lease the property. I would like to say he is a very professional & I can rely on him after a task has been assigned to him. He does his best to get the job ... read more done. You can count on him, which is very rare to find. I am really glad I did business with Retail Solutions/Chris & I look forward working with him in the future.”Arunav Chakravarty / Marshall Dental
“Retail Solutions helped us in every step in the acquisition process of our new 76,000+ sf project located in the Greater Houston Area. With their assistance and the reliability of Retail Solution's agents and staff, we were able to ... read more efficiently proceed through each step of the acquisition process from first look to closing. We can say with full confidence that without the assistance and dedication provided by Saul Arizpe, the acquisition process would not be as seamless and hassle-free. Thank you Retail Solutions for all that you do.”Tim Nguyen, CCIM / Thien Thuy Alvin, LLC
“Being an out-of-state company, my primary concern in finding a partner in Texas for our real estate purchase was to work with someone that I could rely on to provide the "latest and greatest" options for us to consider. The building we ... read more were looking for was not a common spec property and required a unique understanding of our company and objectives. I feel we found that and more in you. The deep industry knowledge and connections in the local market really made me feel comfortable that we had chosen the right partner to help us navigate through the process. You consistently provided feedback and communication to all parties and conducted yourself with the utmost integrity and customer care. I appreciate all the hard work you have put into servicing Satellite Industries and I look forward to future opportunities to work with you.”John Babcock, Vice President, Finance / Satellite Industries, Inc.
“I wanted to reach out to you and your team regarding our recent round of market tours and site selection activities. As you are aware I was a broker for 18 years before moving to corporate real estate. I have been most impressed with the ... read more preparedness and professionalism of your team. Working with Retail Solutions has been a wonderful, successful experience. My franchisees were challenged with very tight market conditions, and they were going through the site selection process for the very first time. The Retail Solutions team handled these challenges with an impressive combination of patience, precision and tenacity, each of which coming into play at key points of the expansion rollout. Retail Solutions has become an extension of our corporate services team to our franchisees, and for that, I couldn’t have been happier! Our franchisees units are now opening, the sites that Retail Solutions was responsible for locating are producing higher than expected volumes. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Thank you for the hard work and dedication.”Perry Jones, Vice President of Real Estate / RAVE Restaurant Group
“Retail Solutions made an instant impression with their expertise and knowledge of the market, and we've been consistently pleased with their hard work. They have facilitated deals for us statewide because we appreciate their relentless ... read more pursuit of a win-win scenario. With the entire Retail Solutions team, we've seen nothing but a high quality of professionalism and motivation on a daily basis. We look forward to doing business with them for many years to come.”Todd Routh, CCIM / Routh Properties
“Thank you so much for spending time on this – you always (I MEAN ALWAYS) provide me responses super quick, handle my prodding without complaint, and quality of work and analysis is spot on.  If you don’t have the answer you just get ... read more it for me.  It is great to have such a fantastic partner to rely on, not only in you, but your team.  I hope you know that your greatness is appreciated!!”Justin Glenn, Senior Managing Director
“Sherry is a kind and very knowledgeable person. She was a great source to me and my team. She was quick to sort through the details, flexible in her timings, and a solid connector. We really appreciate her efforts and look forward to ... read more working with you all in the future.”Arjun Mohindra
“These guys are animals – they work our center 7 days a week. I receive emails all weekend to prospects pushing our shopping center! No stone unturned - they are actively calling and emailing users …not just waiting for the phone to ... read more ring! These guys work and get results!”Dan Appling, Development Partner / Development 2000
“Retail Solutions represents N3 Real Estate in several markets and always does an excellent job leasing the space to quality tenants. Retail Solutions gets into the market, puts boots on the ground and constantly works your space in order ... read more to lease it. They work extremely hard and their results show it. We recommend them whole-heartedly for Landlord rep.”Brenna Wadleigh, CEO / N3 Real Estate
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Dave on the Austin project, and he brought a lot of value to the transaction.”Frank Gibson / Scrubs & Beyond
“Retail Solutions has been and continues to be an integral part of our real estate program. I can always count on them to provide me with what I need to make timely and informed decisions, and to act when we need to. In this new era of ... read more consolidation, mergers, omni-channeling, same-day deliveries, etc., we cannot afford to fall a step behind, and RS certainly does its part to keep us ahead of the competition. I very much look forward to continuing to work with them!”Mike Riley, Director of Real Estate / Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc.
“Retail Solutions took on the leasing assignment of our retail shopping center in Harvey, Louisiana that had not had any productive activity, or new leases, in over 2 years. Almost immediately, activity increased and we had new leases ... read more signed within 90 days! This team is not sitting in its office waiting for the phone to ring! They know the market and have great relationships with tenants and other brokers. The Retail Solutions team has the ability to problem-solve, and offers meaningful advice, and not just the easiest way to get the lease signed and earn a commission. I feel like we are part of the same team and I can trust them 100%.”Julie Butticarlo, Senior Asset Manager / World Class Capital Group
“We have been working with David Simmonds at Retail Solutions for many years, and he is always aggressively and relentless working the deals to lease space as quickly and at the best rents possible. We will continue to use him on our retail ... read more leasing needs.”Andrew Kaplan, CEO / PacVentures, Inc.
“Central Texas is highly competitive for finding good locations for our brand, but Retail Solutions has been ahead of the market every step of the way, and has always presented us the best deals the market has to offer. Consequently I am ... read more able to focus my attention and energies on my other projects, which is invaluable. I look forward to continuing working with the RS team for years to come.”Cindy Frye, Director of Real Estate / Einstein Bagels/Caribou Coffee
“I’ve worked with a lot of retail leasing brokers over the past 20 years, and I don’t know of a harder-working bunch of guys than those at Retail Solutions!”Paul Hudson, Principal / Hudson Properties, Inc.
“It is my pleasure to recommend Retail Solutions’ tenant rep services. They did a fantastic job for me building out market plans to develop Houston, DFW and Austin, and then assigned its local teams to find sites within that plan. With ... read more their connections, quite a few of the sites were obtained that never hit the market. They were very hands on and extremely helpful in getting us the right real estate.    On one site (in Temple TX outside of Austin) that we wanted but lost out on, he set up a meeting with us and the developer, and with all their back-channel communications and hard work behind the scenes, we ended up getting the site. On another site, we couldn’t get the parking, and Retail Solutions negotiated an exclusive parking agreement with the adjacent Office Depot for us as well as blocking other restaurants from using it. Another example Retail Solutions creatively negotiated is we couldn’t get a site we wanted in Austin, as we were the second bidder, but Retail Solutions knew our plans for growth in DFW, and the same developer had a site in DFW that we wanted to take down at some point in the following year, and Retail Solutions created a two-site deal for us. I could go on, but you get the idea, they are creative, hard-working and very effective in getting the right real estate for your growth plans.”Keith Davis, CFO / Freebirds World Burrito
“I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your diligence and professionalism in nurturing this arduous lease negotiation. Looking forward to the Planet Fitness opening and the payment of the second installment.”Fred J. Pisciotta, Owner / Seguin Crossroads Shopping Center
“If anyone is looking to go into business and needing to lease or buy a commercial spot... please contact Chris G Flesner. He is responsive, direct, and a top notch negotiator. I personally just signed a deal under his guidance and it was ... read more not the first time I was involved with a commercial deal. I can say it was my best experience so far.”Aaron Morrison, Owner / Seven Five Patio Bar
“Retail Solutions has been integral to BH Properties success in stabilizing our challenging value add assets. In a competitive marketplace the Dallas team has been able to deliver on their goals, and generate considerable leasing activity ... read more within a short period. Retail Solutions success has far exceeded my expectations, and it’s a testament to their work ethic and market knowledge. I’ve already listed another asset with their team, and I look forward to growing our relationship along with my NOI.”Jason Ricks / B.H. Management, Inc.
“We relied on Retail Solutions extensively in assisting us in placing approximately $100 million for clients 1031. We were able to identify quality assets at fair prices in a difficult buying environment. We have also been extremely pleased ... read more with the sharp young talent in Retail Solutions leasing division – Cameron Sykes and Preston Wolfe aggressively worked on getting one of our centers 100% leased – we were really impressed with how they dug up leads – they definitely weren’t waiting for someone to call on the sign – they brought the leads to us which are now going to lease on. We are very pleased to have these guys on our team.”Dave Barr / CEO of Barr Real Estate, Inc.
“Plain and simple- Retail Solutions has the pulse on the ENTIRE Texas market. When we need market information, new site selection or difficult to find/almost doesn’t exist relocations in the tightest of submarkets, these guys are there ... read more with the solutions we need. They have our needs covered!”Bobby Shaw, President and COO / Freebirds World Burrito
“Our recent relationship with Bill Lucas and Retail Solutions has been an extraordinary experience. Hard working and diligent to ours needs, Bill Lucas and his team was able to lease our space(s) so we were back to profitability in months. ... read more By prequalifying our needs, the quality of tenants he brought were all good fits for our center. Bill never stopped marketing our property and responded to every inquiry. He would say "If it is not rented, it will be shortly." He works tireless and is attentive to his client's needs. His past experience in negotiating large contracts proved invaluable to us. I would have no problem recommending Bill and his company to any of my friends and associates.”Tibor Ritter / WeinRitter Realty, LP
“There are lots of good brokers out there that have good intentions and talk a good talk, but, in the end, it is results that matter. What I can say about The Retail Solutions team is WOW! These guys not only talk the talk, but, they really ... read more walk the walk. They are professionally aggressive and exhaustive in their efforts to deliver results. These guys, very quickly, had several real prospects for a vacant Hollywood Video space that had stayed dark for over 3 years. In a very short time, not only is that 6,300 sf space leased, but, I have no doubt that the center will be 100% leased this year. I am very pleased in my decision to engage The Retail Solutions team to lease our property.”Ron Buhidar / Glen Una Properties, Inc.