As Senior Associate at CBRE, Ms. Suarez specializes in the national growth and expansion of Emerging Restaurants and Retail Brands across the U.S. A Peruvian native, with an innovative mindset, Ms. Suarez has set her sight on the internationalization of concepts, as part of her growth plan.
Ms. Suarez started her career in real estate in 2013 as a Paralegal. She has worked in New York City with premier boutique law firms, such as; Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan, PLLC and Kriss & Feuerstein, LLP. Subsequently, she joined Barteca Restaurant Group to work closely with Chairman/Co-Founder Andy Pforzheimer on the overall real estate growth and execution of the group’s two concepts, Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco. Barteca was sold to DFRG, Inc. for $325M in 2019, and shortly after, to private equity firm, L ‘Catterton.
In the same year, Ms. Suarez joined CBRE to work with Senior Vice President and Leader of CBRE’s Restaurant Practice, Jessica Curtis. Since, Ms. Suarez has collaborated in fulfilling the real estate needs of notable restaurant groups and retail brands, including: Aurify Brands, Front Burner Restaurants, Five Guys, Mecha Noodle Bar, Hatch, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Postino, Cava, Five Iron Golf and One Medical.
As an integral part of the team, Ms. Suarez understands the importance of national market trends in development strategy- not only in determining sustainability, but also in the complexities of lease negotiation, cost evaluation, building and zoning requirements.
Ms. Suarez is a college graduate from the University of Connecticut and holds her Certification in Commercial Real Estate from Cornell University. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, traveling the world and brainstorming ideas to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.
She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- CBRE Restaurant PracticeEmerging Concepts
- Leadership Council, HOLA TriState Chapter
- Member, Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)
- The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology (minor), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- Certification in Commercial Real Estate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Five Guys Burgers
- Barcelona Wine Bar
- Mecha Noodle Bar
- Fields Good Chicken
- The Little Beet
- Sixty Vines
- Melt Shop
- One Medical
- Five Iron Golf