Brooks represents clients in the leasing and brokerage of retail properties around the Southeast, but specifically in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle. He has worked on all facets of transactions for various retail clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to multinational corporations to local and federal governments.
During his time at Retail Specialists, Brooks has assisted some of the most well-known tenants in the United States with their expansion into new markets in the Southeast. He has worked as a third-party representative leasing and brokering investment sales for retail Lifestyle Centers, Power Centers, Neighborhood Centers, un-anchored strip centers, outparcels, and retail land. In addition to landlord and tenant representation, Brooks has developed ground-up properties and overseen the development process for retail build-to-suits.
He currently serves on a number of boards around Alabama. Brooks serves on the Board of Directors for the state of Alabama CCIM Chapter as the Education Chair. He serves on the Birmingham and Huntsville Retail Advisory Boards for Xceligent and the ICSC Next Generation Board for the Birmingham region. Brooks also serves as the Chairman of the Junior Board and sits on the Board of Directors at the Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, a private, Christian school in inner city Birmingham. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Alabama CCIM Chapter, the Birmingham Commercial Real Estate Club, and the Rotaract Club of Birmingham. Additionally, Brooks has been awarded the “Power Broker” honor for the last six consecutive years by the nation’s leading commercial real estate information service, Costar.
Brooks is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and had a focus on Economics. Brooks and his wife, Amy, are both natives of Birmingham and currently attend Covenant Presbyterian Church. Brooks also enjoys playing golf, tennis, basketball, and running triathlons in his spare time.