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April 04 , 2012

The Retail Connection Taps Weitzman/Cencor Execs to Open Austin Office

The Retail Connection Taps Weitzman/Cencor Execs to Open Austin Office

Real Points Blog | D CEO
By Christine Perez Post date:
 
April 4th, 2012 2:07pm
 
The Retail Connection today opened an office in Austin, led by former Weitzman/Cencor execs Lance Morris and Carla Neel. Its the fourth Texas location for the Dallas-based firm, which offers a full range of brokerage, advisory, and investment service and focuses on retail real estate and retailers. Steve Lieberman, CEO, said the firm has long been active in the Austin market. The hiring of Morris and Neel allows the firm to extend the depth of its platform throughout Austin and Central Texas, he said. Lance Morris Carla Neel Lance Morris joins the firm from The Weitzman Group, where he served as president and director of brokerage services. A 28-year industry veteran, he’s consistently a market leader and last year inked the city’s top retail sale. In his new role, he’ll oversee and expand operations for The Retail Connection. Neel previously served as vice president of asset and property management in the Austin office of Cencor Realty Services, a Weitzman Group affiliate. Over the course of 10 years, she has been responsible for about 3 million square feet of retail space. She aims to help The Retail Connection grow its institutional services platform. The Retail Connection was formed in 2003. It represents 225 retail and restaurant chains and has more than 25 million square feet of listings, including 2.5 million square feet it has under ownership.