Leading Retail Real Estate Dealmaker Launches Brokerage and Consulting Firm

Scott Lifschultz Forms SPL Realty Partners, Representing Major Retailers, Owners and Developers Throughout Southern California and the United States

(SANTA MONICA, CA – February 15, 2011) – Leading retail broker and deal-maker Scott P. Lifschultz announced today the formation of SPL Realty Partners, a retail real estate brokerage and consulting company serving retailers, developers, property owners and investors throughout Southern California and the United States. SPL’s current clients include CVS/pharmacy, DEAN & DELUCA, LandMark Retail Group, JOHNNY WAS, Casual Male Retail Group and DESTINATION XL.

Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s services include tenant representation, strategic planning, site selection, transaction management, owner representation, leasing & marketing, consulting and investment sales.

SPL Realty Partners’ founder and president Scott P. Lifschultz has over twenty years of commercial real estate experience, having completed over 350 lease and sale transactions totaling more than one million square feet with an aggregate value of approximately $1.5 billion. He has consummated transactions with tenants including The Home Depot, J. Crew, Equinox Fitness, The Vitamin Shoppe, HSBC Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Walgreens, Ann Taylor Loft, Elizabeth Arden, Zara and Panera Bread. Prominent landlords he has represented include Brause Realty, SL Green Realty Corp Black Equities Group, Levy Affiliated, and Alecta Real Estate Investment.

Scott commented on his new venture, “These are the most exciting, challenging and rewarding times of my career. While we are crawling out of the recession, we are fortunate to represent companies that are poised to take advantage of opportunities and are actually making deals.”

Scott began his career in 1990 as a retail consultant and broker with The Greenberg Group and Garrick–Aug Associates in New York. After in-house positions with Blinds To Go and Blockbuster, he founded the retail division of commercial real estate brokerage firm Chase Commercial in June 2000. New York based GVA Williams purchased the company a few years later and Scott continued to lead the retail division as executive managing director and partner. After relocating to Southern California in 2007, GVA Williams was sold to Colliers International’s parent company FirstService. Prior to launching SPL Realty Partners, he served as a senior vice president for Robert K. Futterman & Associates in Santa Monica, California.

Scott graduated from the University of Maryland in 1990. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, serves as Mentor for the ICSC Leadership Development Program, and is a CoStar Power Broker. Scott has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Shopping Centers Today and numerous other industry publications. He is an investor and developer of retail and commercial properties throughout the United States.