At Retail Specialists Wade’s focus is project leasing and portfolio development. Wade spent twelve years at Colonial Properties Trust, a publicly traded REIT, where he specialized in new development project leasing. He was involved in all aspects related to new developments including site plan design, tenant strategy and leasing execution. Wade’s experience has resulted in developing working relationships with a network of national brokers, developers, asset managers and retailers. His experience also included ground up development and mixed used projects that incorporated retail, office and residential.
Wade managed the leasing team for 20 open air centers totaling over five million square feet in Texas, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. He handled all communication with the asset managers and was responsible for overseeing all deal making. Wade’s first ten years in the industry began at Colliers Keenan in South Carolina where he leased distressed shopping centers throughout the Southeast. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.