By Ingrid Tunberg, GlobeSt.
The retail leasing team at Bayer Properties represents some of the largest retailers in the nation. Led by EVP of leasing, Paul Neuroth, SVP of national key accounts, Nikki Columbo and VP of leasing, Krista Wood, the team totals 12 professionals that boast a collective of more than 140 years of retail leasing experience. The firm has 19 properties throughout the Southeast region and beyond, and clients including retail giants such as Whole Foods, Shake Shack, West Elm, Trader Joe’s and The Container Store. In response to the pandemic, it launched an internal taskforce to work closely with individual clients and provide a tailored approach for tenants. As a result, the team completed 34 new tenant openings and leases in the last 12 months. In addition to driving business, the retail leasing team continued to adapt and evolve throughout 2020 by utilizing data from Placer.ai to execute leasing efforts, identify market opportunities for tenants and recognize gaps in merchandising mixes.