Jill-ann (“Jac”) is an executive within the Retail Occupier Services group, a specialty practice at Newmark. Jac is responsible for helping to grow her clients’ retail footprint with an uncompromising eye on efficiency and profitability. As a Senior Managing Director, Jac brings over twenty-five years of retail real estate experience to her role.
Jac takes a highly strategic approach to site development. She understands that her clients are not just building retail locations – they are building brands. With a unique mix of retail real estate and financial management experience, she works to fully align her approach to her clients’ business goals and objectives.
Prior to joining Newmark, Jac started her career at Boston Market (back in 1994 when it was still Boston Chicken) and has spent most of her time in the food service industry. She has worked for several startups (Chopt Creative Salads, Protein Bar and Kitchen) and some of the biggest brands in the US and around the World (Sprint PCS, Starbucks Coffee Company). Half of Jac’s tenure at Starbucks was based in Amsterdam, working across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She then settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked for Church’s/Texas Chicken and traveled across South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Asia.