Brad Sanders

Global Project Management Leader – Retail & Multi-Site Sector Senior Managing Director

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Professional Experience

In 2000, Brad Sanders founded Skye Group as a Retail Project Management firm specifically dedicated to the development and construction of retail space for Landlords and Retailers across the US and Canada.  CBRE acquired Skye Group in 2016 to provide sector specific Retail Project Management expertise within CBRE’s Global Project Management Platform of 10,000+ Project Managers.

Brad leads a team of 150+ retail design and construction professionals across the US and Canada.  The Retail Project Management team provides Development Management, Program Management, Multi-Site Rollouts and Tenant Coordination to Retailers and Developer/Landlords.

The CBRE Retail Management team opens 1,500+ new and remodeled locations annually in mall, lifestyle, outlet, mixed-use, open air, campus, airport and High Street environments annually. Since 2000, Brad’s team has supported the development process for over 100+ million square feet of new retail and mixed-use projects across North America including Southstreet Seaport (NY), Brickell City Center (Miami), Tsawwassen Mills (Vancouver) and The Domain (Austin).  Retail rollouts include Target (800+ remodels), Lifestance (300+ locations), Peloton (100+ locations), Eataly (3 flagship locations), Sprint (350+ locations) and Bed Bath & Beyond (100+ remodels).

Brad graduated from Penn State University with a degree in architecture and then practiced at Bialosky + Partners.  At the Jacobs Group, Brad was a Tenant Construction Project Manager.  Brad then developed shopping centers and residential communities for Heritage Development before founding Skye Group in 2000.

Brad received CBRE’s prestigious Most Valuable Partner Award (MVP) in 2022 for excellence in collaboration with A&T Brokerage colleagues within CBRE.  Real Estate Forum recognized Brad nationally as a Top Influencer in 2019.  Brad is an Advisory Board member for the Retail Contractors Association and past member of the ICSC Centerbuild Planning Committee. Brad is an invited speaker frequently at ICSC and other professional association events. Brad is an active Board Member of Bellefaire JCB Children’s Services Agency since 2004 and Lifeworks Adult Autism Services since 2019.

Clients Represented


  • Target
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Domino’s
  • Tommy Bahama
  • The Body Shop
  • F45 Fitness Studios
  • Wash Equity Advisors
  • Pep Boys
  • Lifestance
  • Eataly
  • Yum! Brands
  • Bed Bath / Buy Buy Baby
  • Sunbelt Rentals

  • Simon
  • Nuveen
  • Hines
  • ShopCore Properties
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Steiner & Assoc
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Triple 5
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • Westfield
  • New England Development
  • Heitman