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Brent Howell

Senior Vice President

License: Lic. 00319373

Brent Howell Senior Vice President
Lic. 00319373
South Bay 2221 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245

Professional Experience

Brent Howell is a Senior Vice President of CBRE.  His past positions have included National Director for Retail Services, Director of National Accounts and Marketing, Western Division Marketing Director for Retail Services, Retail Marketing Director for Southern California, and Company Board of Directors’ Member from 1989-1993.

His real estate brokerage experience: over 45 year career with CBRE - both as the National Director for Retail, and as a sales professional specializing in the leasing of regional shopping center properties, shopping center development, investment sales and retail tenant representation. He has been actively involved in the co-ordination of the planning, leasing and sale of numerous regional, power and specialty shopping centers throughout the United States.  His expertise is also focused with big box and specialty tenants and the addition of these uses in existing, rehabbed and newly planned retail developments.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • ICSC - Past Chair, Government Affairs Committee
  • ULI - Past member Commercial & Retail (Blue) Council
  • Claremont-McKenna College Board of Trustees - Research Institutes Committee
  • CBPA - Past Chairman and Board of Directors of the California Business Properties Association
  • Claremont McKenna College - Chairman, Roberts Environmental Center, Board of Directors
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation - Past Trustee - PVUSD
  • United States Coast Guard



  • Mr. Howell has been a speaker, moderator and panelist for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - National and Regional conferences.
  • He has recently addressed the UCLA Real Estate Forum at the Graduate School of Business Forecast
  • Recipient of the CBRE Lifetime Achievement Award - 1997
  • CBRE recipient of Larry Perrish National Leadership Award - 2003
  • CBRE Heritage Recognition Award - 2014
  • CBRE Retail Alumni Reunion of Sales & Leadership "Old-Timers" from '60-'70-'80's - 2018



  • Claremont McKenna College, Bachelor of Arts
  • UCLA Graduate School of Business, MBA


Significant Assignments


As a sales professional, he was directly responsible for much of the layout, design, tenant mix and leasing and sale of 10 regional shopping centers in the Southern California metropolitan area.  He acted as team captain within CBRE co-ordinating the negotiations between major department stores, major anchor tenants, and the owner/developer of the major retail projects listed below.  As an investment sales professional, he handled the sale of over 30 neighborhood, community and/or regional shopping centers, as well as specialized in key retail tenant representation of numerous regional and national chain retailers.  Today his expertise is centered around three areas: investment sales of major shopping centers, the development of major power centers and lifestyle urban retail projects, and repositioning regional malls. Howell also acts as an advisor/consultant to major investors of shopping center portfolios.

  • Sherman Oaks Galleria - Expansion/Rehab - Investment Sale
    Anchors: Pacific Theatres, Tower Records, 24 Hour Fitness
    $127M - 1,000,000 SF
  • Manhattan Village Mall - Investment Sale
    Anchors: Macy's, Macy's Men's
    $95M - 500,000 SF
  • Westminster Mall - New Development - Leasing
    Anchors: Sears, Robinson's May, Ralph's
    1,200,000 SF
  • Northridge Fashion Center - Expansion/Rehab - Sale
    Anchors: Pacific Theatres, Old Navy
    1,500,000 SF
  • Santa Anita Fashion Park - New Development - Leasing
    Anchors: Macy's, Nordstrom
    1,200,000 SF
  • Torrance Crossroads - New Development - Investment Sale
    Anchors: Home Depot, Vons, Sam's Club
    500,000 SF
  • Brea Crossroads Power Center - New Development - Leasing
    Anchors: Walmart/Purchase
    450,000 SF
  • Rolling Hills Plaza - Expansion/Rehab - Leasing
    Anchors: Whole Foods, AMC Theatres, Trader Joe's
    500,000 SF
  • Los Cerritos Mall - New Development - Leasing/Pad Sales
    Anchors: Robinson's May, Nordstrom
    1,200,000 SF
  • Woodland Hills Promenade - Pad Sale/Leasing
    Anchors: Macy's
    700,000 SF
  • Desert Gateway, Palm Desert - New Development - Pad Sale/Leasing
    Anchors: Wal-Mart Supercenter, Sam's Club
    700,000 SF
  • Del Amo Fashion Center - Expansion - Leasing
    Anchors: Sears, Macy's, J.C. Penny
    2,500,000 SF
  • Torrance Towne Center - Expansion/Rehab - Pad Lease
    Anchors: Kohl's, Smart & Final, Burke Williams Day Spa
    300,000 SF
  • Ivy Station, Culver City - New Development Mixed Use, Retail, Office, Residential and Hotel - Advisory/Leasing
    500,000 SF



Developers/Investors Represented

  • Lowe Enterprises / AECOM
  • Madison Marquette
  • Douglas, Emmett & Company
  • MEPC American Properties
  • Grosvenor USA
  • Excel Legacy
  • La Caze Development/ Bristol Group
  • Malcolm Riley & Assoc.
  • Pacific Coast Capital Partners
  • Simms Development Co.
  • Homart Development Co.
  • E.W. Hahn Co.
  • Guilford Glazer/Trizec
  • Combined Properties
  • The Carver Companies
  • China Merchants Holdings

Major Retail Transactions Negotiated

  • Home Depot
  • Sears
  • General Cinema Theatres
  • Kohl's Department Store
  • Pacific Theatres
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • 24-Hour Fitness
  • Walgreen's
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Target
  • DSW Shoe Wearhouse
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Burke Williams Day Spa
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
  • Bank of America
  • California Pizza Kitchen

Brent Howell Senior Vice President
Lic. 00319373
South Bay 2221 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245