As leader of CBRE’s retail capital markets business for the Americas, Melina Cordero leads a team of more than 130 retail professionals who specialize in the sale, debt and structured finance placement assistance, and recapitalization of retail properties.
This team has completed more retail property sales transactions in terms of total dollar volume than any other firm in the United States and has been named the top-ranked brokerage for retail investment activity by Real Capital Analytics for three consecutive years.
Melina most recently held the position of global head of Retail Research at CBRE, working closely with retail professionals and business-line leaders to generate in-depth analysis on the latest trends and influences shaping the retail and shopping-center industries.
Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, Melina’s retail experience spanned three continents, including serving as director of Analytics for Path Intelligence, a UK-based data and customer-analytics technology firm. In this role, she oversaw the creation of the company’s North American division, working with a large portfolio of retail clients across the continent. Prior to this, she worked as a global industry analyst tracking the retail and consumer-goods industries at Euromonitor International in London and worked in urban planning and business policy research at the UK Parliament.
Melina holds a dual Master of Science degrees in Urban Planning and International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Sciences-Po Paris. She also holds a B.A. from Yale University. Melina was recently named among the Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” that celebrates the next generation of Greater Washington’s business elite.