Jeff Nichols

Senior Vice President

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Professional Experience

Associated Office


3501 Jamboree Road,
Suite 100,
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Jeff Nichols is a senior vice president and retail expert at CBRE, based in Newport Beach, CA. Together with his partner Ryan Sullivan, he is one of the preeminent retail leasing experts in the region. The team’s primary focus is on the retail occupier business throughout Southern California and Hawaii. Jeff and Ryan, one of the premier retail leasing teams on the West Coast, have represented several of the best national retail brands in the country, including Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Stores, Sprouts Farmers Market, LA Fitness, ULTA Beauty, Floor & Décor, Orchard Supply Hardware, Kirkland’s, PGA Superstore and Nike, among others.

Prior to joining CBRE, Jeff and Ryan built Western Retail Advisors’ California operations. The firm is a leading full-service retail brokerage. As principals, the duo’s focus was on providing retail tenant representation and shopping center and landlord leasing services throughout the region.

Jeff started his career in 2000 as a broker at Pacific Retail Partners where he was responsible for developing and executing rollout strategies for a number of retail clients. In addition, Jeff has extensive experience assisting major landlords such as Vestar, Alberta Development, Burnham and Pacific Development. Jeff boasts a strong network of relationships with developers, property owners, brokers, and city officials. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S. in political science.