Our Mission

Since 2005...


Our mission has been achieved through the shared belief that healthy, long-term relationships lead to shared success, and must be nurtured and cultivated.

Our experiences have taught us that you become what you allow, you get what you work for, and you adopt the qualities of your team.

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The Premiere Retail Real Estate Firm

Find out why we are the company you keep.

With prime real estate, experience, and trust, our team forms long-term relationships that continue benefits over decades.

Our Company Beliefs

Core Values

Our Company History

We’ve thrived in tough times.

Founded in 2005, Retail Specialists strategically grew during a period that saw real estate service firms shutter across the nation. 

The same strong leadership remains today, and actively perpetuates the knowledge, processes, and ethical practices that will allow Retail Specialists to thrive in any market conditions for generations.

Why we are different

We do what it takes to build relationships.

Our reputation is our most valuable asset, and our people are empowered to protect it by doing what they know is right.

Our experience and networks are the difference.​

Our relationship-building approach attracts talent that recognizes long-term rewards, and with them comes the deepest nationwide network of any real estate service providers in the south.

Our collaboration makes us more creative.

The ability for our teams members to contribute individual, specialized expertise on any given project any given day leads to bigger opportunities for clients and avoids prescriptive solutions.

Just ask around.​

For fifteen years, our philosophy of “treat every asset as if it’s your own” has proven successful. We would be proud to connect you with clients who feel the same way.

Your Team

The Deepest Experience in the South

Just like the retail world has evolved, so have we.From Sears to Walmart to Amazon, we have seen the retail landscape change and we have evolved to succeed in it. 

Our unique culture of accountability and focus on building relationships have attracted some of the nation’s most talented real estate experts, and our team continues to grow and invest in the next generation of talent.

Our Team

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Emil Gullia, CCIM

Executive Vice President / Principal

David Plummer

Vice President of Leasing & Brokerage

Robert Jolly, CCIM

President & CEO

Mead Silsbee, CCIM

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Read

EVP of Leasing, Acquisitions and Business Development

Jason Clark

Property Manager

Michelle Goodwin

Senior Property Manager

Stephen P. Leara

Executive Vice President/General Counsel

Rodney Barstein

Executive Vice President

Amanda Timko

Vice President of Operations

Christy Harris

Property Management Coordinator

Robert Evans

Maintenance Director

Walter Monroe

Director of Finance

Alex McCauley

Associate Broker

Scott Plummer

Associate Broker

Beau Young, CLS

Executive Vice President

Jamie Moran

Property Controller

Jeff Rouzie

Business Development

Courtney Hall

Chief Marketing Officer

Joe Strauss, CCIM

Executive Vice President

Scott Von Cannon

Retail Specialist

Clay Craft


Caleb Davis

Development Manager

Haden Smith

Associate & Property Manager

Sidney Knight

A native of Mountain Brook, Alabama and a graduate of the University...

Robert Keith

Assistant Property Manager

Sam Johnson

Associate Broker

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