Erin is a Managing Director with JLLs retail brokerage practice in New York. Her areas of expertise are in tenant representation, site selection and disposition, urban and suburban project leasing and investment sales. Erin spearheads retail brokerage initiatives in New York and develops and implements profitable and creative real estate solutions that benefit our clients.
Drawing upon her robust retail experience, strong market knowledge, and wealth of retailer and investor relationships, Erin offers clients the retail expertise, innovation and results-driven services needed to help them succeed.
Ms. Grace has extensive experience in retail brokerage, both as a tenant and landlord representative. Most recently, Ms. Grace worked as Senior Vice President at SRS Real Estate Partners in the Northeast region, and she led the New York office as Market Leader. Ms. Grace is currently involved in overseeing approximately 350,000 square feet of landlord leasing assignments in Manhattan and the boroughs of New York City. In 2014, Ms. Grace leased over 300,000 square feet of big box / junior box retail in New York City, a combination of new development and existing space.
Throughout her career, Ms. Grace developed and maintains strong relationships in the retail and brokerage community. She exclusively represents several national tenants expanding in New York City, Westchester and Fairfield Counties, which includes leading Five Below's expansion into Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Additionally, Ms. Grace played an integral role in creating the strategy for the Dollar Tree / Deals entry into the New York City market and was personally responsible for 30+ Deals locations. She also represented Citibank in the evaluation of its New York City portfolio for relocations and right sizing.
Ms. Grace has successfully facilitated the sale of dozens of commercial buildings and shopping centers including two Whole Foods Market centers totaling over $100 million in transaction value. She brings her diverse experience selling a wide array of assets ranging from office buildings and net-leased single-tenant retail to shopping centers, vacant buildings, landmark buildings and urban multi-tenant mixed-use projects.
Five Below: Responsible for strategy, site identification and acquisition for New York City, Westchester & Fairfield Counties
Dollar Tree Stores: Implementation of expansion strategy for New York City, opened 25+ stores in 3 years
Citibank: Valuation of NYC portfolio and site selection/acquisition for relocation and "right sizing" existing stores
Charlotte Russe:Responsible for national rollout of "off mall" locations and NYC expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge / Callahan: Part of the leasing team for the Retail @ Bryant Park, 155,000 s.f. of multi-level retail space on Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan
Durst Organization: Part of the leasing team for the Sixth Avenue retail portfolio in Midtown Manhattan
A sampling of Ms. Graces landlord
representation includes Blackstone Group, H&R REIT, Equity Office, Duke
Realty Trust, Acadia Realty Trust, Jackson Development, Shorenstein, Brookfield,
Greenfield Partners and Infinity Real Estate Group
Ms. Grace earned a bachelor of arts degree from American University, and her master of social work from Tulane University. She is a member of REBNY, Urban Land Institute, ICSC and a member of the board for CCIM NYC. She is currently involved as a designee with CCIM and is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ms. Graces accolades include Co-Star Power Broker (2013), Multi-year SRS Top Producer Award Winner and SRS Million Dollar Club Winner (2013 and 2014).