Garrick Brown is Cushman & Wakefield’s Director of Retail Research for the Americas, a role he was assigned shortly after the merger of DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield in September 2015. He had previously served as DTZ’s Vice President of Research for the Western United States and National Retail Research Director upon the merger of that firm with Cassidy Turley in January 2015—he had joined Cassidy Turley in 2010.
Garrick manages Cushman & Wakefield’s staff of retail researchers and is responsible for producing the firm’s retail analyses and forecasts for the United States, Canada and Latin America. He also produces a number of Cushman & Wakefield’s national publications focusing on the retail and investment markets and frequently authors white papers on prescient commercial real estate topics. He is also the editor of the Cushman & Wakefield Retail Newsline, a popular publication that reaches approximately 30,000 real estate professionals weekly.
Garrick possesses a strong, distinct background and expertise in issues related to the national economy, which are often deeply connected to retail fundamentals and market conditions, as well as driven by them. He is regularly quoted on retail matters by the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, National Public Radio, Women’s Wear Daily and dozens of Business Journals and other industry publications.
Garrick speaks regularly at industry events and is known for his informative and entertaining approach. In addition to speaking frequently at Cushman & Wakefield events, he has served as a keynote speaker at symposiums, conferences and market forecasting events for groups like the Appraisal Institute, BOMA, the Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA), the California Bankers Association, the CCIM Institute, CREW, ICSC, Lambda Alpha International, NAIOP, the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, SIOR and ULI. He is also a member of Lambda Alpha International, an invitation-only land use society for those who are involved in the ownership, management, regulation and conservation of land, but also those who are involved in its development, redevelopment and preservation.
Garrick previously served as Vice President of Research for Colliers International in Sacramento, California. While there he was responsible for national retail reports and served as editor for that firm’s weekly Retail Newswire publication. He was the recipient of the Colliers Circle of Excellence Award in 2009. Prior, he worked with Colliers Turley Martin Tucker as the Director of Research in Indianapolis, Indiana. Garrick began his career in commercial real estate research in the 1990s with Grubb & Ellis in Kansas City, Missouri.