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Mead Silsbee, CCIM

Chief Operating Officer

Mead co-founded Retail Specialists in 2005. As Chief Operating Officer, Mead manages and coordinates all day-to-day operations of the company. He also oversees operations of numerous investment and development projects.
Mead brings over a decade of real estate experience to the company. His past experience includes work on the retail team at Eason, Graham, and Sandner, Inc., Hamlet Homes, and Intermountain Mortgage Company in Park City, Utah. He graduated from the Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and economics. In 2008, he earned the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the Commercial Real Estate Investment Institute and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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On a Personal Level

Mead is a native of Birmingham and is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He currently resides in Birmingham with his wife, Laura, and three sons. He enjoys playing golf, cooking, and spending time with his family.