Our Team — Southern California

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John Beaney

John co-founded and manages the Southern California office of EDGE Realty Partners. He has more than 25 years experience in corporate retail real estate with a specific focus on strategic planning and execution of national expansion programs for national and regional retail chains. He has a broad background in all phases of tenant representation and has served in various capacities including real estate counsel, in-house corporate real estate executive, and as an outsourced real estate function. Prior to joining EDGE, John served as Corporate Managing Director at Studley and was instrumental in creating a national retail broker network for the firm. John is well versed in all phases of corporate real estate and has developed site criteria and presentation packages, standard form letters of intent and other documentation integral to the flow of a real estate transaction through the corporate approval process. He was a founding member of Katz and Associates, a national retail tenant representation firm that functioned as the outsourced real estate department for several public companies including Linens n’ Things, Party City, Loehmann’s, Big Lots, Inc. and Cost Plus World Market. Other notable assignments include the disposition of 300 freestanding Kinney Shoe locations, liquidating the real estate portfolio of The Woolworth Corporation and formulating and executing a strategic plan for Linens n’ Things entry into the western United States and Canadian markets. John currently represents Tilly’s, Chase Bank, Wet Seal, Shoe Carnival, Buffalo Wild Wings, Saks Off Fifth and various other national and regional chains. John’s depth of experience in dealing with senior executives of major developers is an advantage for all of his retail clients as they seek competitive rents and favorable locations within new and existing developments. John is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, former President of the Orange County Chapter of NACORE, International (National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives), and an active member of ICSC. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri and his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Tulsa.
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