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Amy MacLaren is a First Vice President within CBRE’s Retail Advisory & Transaction Services Group, bringing more than 30 years of experience with project leasing for owners and developers of landmark urban retail destinations around the country. Amy is an expert in the development and implementation of retail leasing strategies, performing market analysis, and conducting lease negotiations to secure the best possible tenants for her client’s properties.

Amy has secured deals for many national and regional tenants as their exclusive agent over the span of her brokerage career at CBRE and prior to that as internal VP of Real Estate at Liz Claiborne when they owned Kate Spade and Lucky Brand Jeans in 2009 through 2011.

Her extensive knowledge and experience, combined with CBRE’s global platform of market data, retailer relationships and technology, helps Amy generate significant value for her clients and help them make informed, strategic real estate decisions.

Amy’s proven track record includes the redevelopment and repositioning of the Dallas Galleria and most recently, the redevelopment of AT&T’s Discovery District in Dallas, helping transform its global headquarters into a premier campus that will incorporate food & beverage, community engagement and entertainment spaces. Other notable projects Amy has been involved include Clearfork, Fort Worth, TX and Oak, Oklahoma City.

She is currently involved in the leasing of a high profile, $2B Retail, F&B, Music and Entertainment focused Mixed-Use project in the Southeast, MidCity District in Huntsville, AL providing valuable counsel on ground-up leasing, merchandising efforts to recruit relevant and high-performing retail brands to the project.

Amy has completed transactions with retailers and restaurants including Apple, RH, Arhaus Furniture, Capital Grille, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Trader Joe’s, REI, Hospitality Alliance, Sandbox VR, Activate Games and others. She has represented landlords including CBRE Global Investors, RREEF, DDR, Heitman, Cigna and Trademark and many others.

Prior to joining CBRE, Inc. in 2013, Amy was Vice President of Leasing for General Growth Properties (now Brookfield Properties) in Chicago, where she led multiple project leasing teams on assignments throughout the country.


  • Southern Methodist University

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), member
  • Senior Certified Leasing Specialist - ICSC Designation (CLS, CRX)
  • Licensed real estate agent in Texas and Alabama
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) member
  • ULI Commercial and Retail Council (Silver)