Garrick Brown is one of the leading real estate analysts in the United States; he speaks frequently at industry events and is regularly quoted on retail matters by the Wall Street Journal, the CBS Evening News, NBC News, CNBC, National Public Radio, Women’s Wear Daily and dozens of Business Journals and other industry publications. He was the recipient of the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) Lifetime Achievement in Research Award in 2019. He is a 25-year veteran of commercial real estate analysis focusing on all property types.
Since 2021, Garrick has served as Newmark’s Managing Director of Western Region Research. He oversees the firm’s research and publications across the Western United States, managing a staff of more than 30 commercial real estate analysts. He serves as a strategic advisor to Newmark clients and frequently authors thought leadership pieces covering office, industrial, retail and investment real estate.
Brown previously was Cushman & Wakefield’s Director of Retail Research for the Americas, where he managed a staff of retail researchers and was responsible for managing that firm’s retail analyses and forecasts for the Western Hemisphere. Prior to the respective mergers of both Cassidy Turley and DTZ with Cushman & Wakefield in 2015, Brown had served both of those firms as Vice President of Research for the Western United States and National Retail Research Director, while based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Garrick began his career in commercial real estate with Grubb & Ellis in Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1990s. He later served as the Director of Research for Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in Indianapolis, Indiana and later with Colliers International in Sacramento, California.
Garrick is an accomplished public speaker, known for his informative and entertaining approach. In addition to speaking frequently at industry events, he has served as a keynote speaker at symposiums, conferences and market forecasting events for groups like the Appraisal Institute, BOMA, the Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA), the California Bankers Association, the CCIM Institute, CONNEX (formerly PRSM—the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association), CREW, ICSC, Lambda Alpha International, NAIOP, SIOR and ULI. He is also a member of Lambda Alpha International, an invitation-only land use society for those who are involved in the ownership, management, regulation and conservation of land, but also those who are involved in its development, redevelopment and preservation.