August 15, 2019
Melina Cordero is regarded as one of the foremost global authorities on retail and real estate. She was recently promoted to lead CBRE’s retail capital markets in the Americas, making her one of the company’s youngest (if not the youngest) executives leading a national business line. She leads a team of more than 130 retail professionals who specialize in the sale, debt and structured finance placement assistance, and recapitalization of retail properties in the Americas.
The promotion was a testament to the knowledge, insight and innovation she brought to CBRE’s retail business in her research role. Cordero helped define the retail research role (at the time a new role) at CBRE, providing not only thought leadership and reports but also helping shape the company’s point of view on transformational market dynamics like omnichannel retail, placemaking and food & beverage.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Cordero to be one of the National 2019 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
Cordero has advanced quickly in all organizations at which she’s worked. She began as a consultant at Path Intelligence, and within three years was promoted to director of analytics. At CBRE, she was promoted in two years from Americas head of research to global head of research.
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