Atlantic Retail is thrilled to announce that John Dottore and Suzanne Pinel Washburn have joined us as Partners and will open our seventh regional office in Orlando, Florida. This will be our second office in Florida and will enhance our service offerings throughout the state.
“Atlantic’s reputation with both retailers and landlords throughout the United States is top tier and here in Florida is no exception,” said John. “This partnership with Suzanne and Atlantic allows me to better serve my clients by giving them both the extended reach of the Atlantic platform and the flexibility of expanded service offerings.”
Formerly of The Shopping Center Group, John is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, having managed both his own brokerage firm as well as regional offices for larger national firms. While offering a full suite of real estate services, John is a tenant representation specialist and currently represents Athleta, AutoZone, Best Buy, Car Max, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, LA Fitness, Old Navy, PetSmart, Snooze AM Café, and Sprouts Farmers Market.
“I’m excited to partner with John and use our Central Florida expertise to augment Atlantic’s terrific coverage throughout the state,” said Suzanne. “We have many shared relationships which will only be strengthened in the years to come.”
Suzanne joins us from CBRE where she held the position of Senior Vice President. During her career, spanning more than 25 years, she has worked for national and regional retailers in their site acquisition and excess space disposition requirements. For more than two decades, she has been the lead point of contact for Target’s excess space disposition throughout the southeast and select national markets. She has also worked with retailers such as Kohl’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Office Depot, Walgreens, 24 Hour Fitness, and Wawa.
“We’re really happy to partner with John and Suzanne,” said Daniel J Lynch, Managing Partner – West Palm Beach. “They each bring a stellar track record of performance, impeccable reputations, and deep relationships, which will be a great complement to our team in South Florida.”
This new venture will mark a reunion of sorts for John and Suzanne. They previously worked together at CBRE in the late 90’s and have enjoyed a close collegial relationship ever since. They will round out their team with Mara Frumkin, formerly of The Shopping Center Group. Mara Represents Tropical Smoothie, Venetian Nail Spa, Geico, Cookies, and I Heart Mac N Cheese.
The office will be focused on offering tenant representation and third party leasing services throughout the state of Florida as well as site (land) acquisition and disposition. When combined with Atlantic’s current West Palm Beach office, the firm will have 11 brokers representing nearly 60 retailers and 90 retail sites.