Based in Tampa, Florida Andrew Carlson represents national and regional retailers in their expansion in Florida and Puerto Rico. He oversees agency leasing and tenant representation efforts in Central and South Florida as well as Puerto Rico. In addition, Andy manages the retail brokerage team in the Tampa office.
Andy has over 25 years of experience in the shopping center industry including positions in Property Management, Development and Construction, Mall Management, Asset Management, Landlord Leasing and Tenant Representation.
Since beginning his career in 1986, Andy has completed retail transactions in excess of 5,000,000 square feet with various retailers including anchors, Jr. boxes, small shop and lifestyle tenants. He has been employed by national, regional and local companies such as Forest City Enterprises, Jim Morris and Associates, Inc. and the Sembler Company of St Petersburg, Florida.
With the Sembler Company, Andy leased over 3,000,000 square feet of power, strip, mixed use and lifestyle shopping centers in Florida and Puerto Rico. In February of 2013, Andy formed The Retail Advisors and represents several top retail clients as well as providing consulting services to Landlords in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Andy has attended the International Council of Shopping Centers School of Professional Development and has earned the International Council of Shopping Centers Certified Retail Property Executive, Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Leasing Specialist designations.
He has served as the Chairman for the West Florida ICSC Idea Exchange and as the senior advisor for the ICSC Next Generation Program in Tampa, Florida.
Andy currently serves on the ICSC Certified Leasing Specialist test review and certification board, The Caribbean Conference Committee and has spoken and participated at several ICSC sponsored events.
Andy holds Real Estate Brokers Licenses in Florida and Puerto Rico.