CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Asana Partners, a retail real estate investment company, announced today Robin Hilliard has joined the company as Managing Director, responsible for Merchandising and Leasing. Well-known in the industry, Hilliard brings over 34 years of retail real estate experience in merchandising, leasing, site selection, asset management, and demographic analysis. Most recently, she was Vice President of Real Estate at Pure Barre, a portfolio company of Catterton and one of the nation's most prolific fitness brands. While there, Hilliard directed the national rollout of more than 260 stores with overall responsibility for expansion planning, GIS analysis, site selection, and lease negotiation.
Before joining Pure Barre, Hilliard was Vice President and Regional Director of Leasing at Weingarten Realty. During her tenure there, she established the company's North Carolina presence and had responsibility for the regional leasing activity, asset management, property management, development, and construction of a four million square foot portfolio.
"Robin has honed her skills nationally in retail real estate over several decades, and her expertise is evident in the executive-level relationships she has established with a broad base of diversified retailers," commented Terry Brown, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Asana Partners. "Paired with a depth of understanding of the high-growth, urban markets the company is targeting, this experience will be key in her leadership role here."
Prior to her time with Weingarten, Hilliard worked with Blockbuster Video, where she was directly responsible for the site selection, lease negotiations, and store openings for close to 200 stores over a six-year period. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About Asana Partners
Asana Partners is a retail real estate company investing in high-growth markets across the United States. The Company was founded in 2015 by industry veterans Terry Brown, Jason Tompkins, and Sam Judd, whose extensive experience owning and operating retail real estate spans varied market cycles and evolving consumer and retailer preferences. Leveraging their deep expertise and differentiated capabilities in retail real estate value creation, the Company capitalizes on opportunities to create authentic retail experiences in compelling locations around the country.
For additional information about Asana Partners, visit www.asanapartners.com.
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