Tampa, FL – July 9, 2015 – CBRE is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Hipes, Vice President, to CBRE’s retail brokerage group in Tampa. Mr. Hipes, most recently at Tailwinds Development, will specialize in all phases of retail commercial real estate, representing institutional quality owners, occupiers of retail real estate, as well as developments.
“Kevin has a well established reputation as one of the industry’s most highly respected professionals,” said Chase Pattillo, Managing Director, CBRE Tampa. “Adding him greatly strengthens CBRE’s retail team throughout the Tampa Bay Region.”
Mr. Hipes is a highly accomplished retail leasing specialist with more than 25 years of experience in acquisition, disposition, marketing, site selection and tenant representation, with a focus on income producing properties. Prior to joining CBRE, he served as a Senior Vice President with Tailwinds Development in Orlando.
Mr. Hipes previously held the position of Director of Leasing for The Shopping Center Group, where he successfully negotiated over 40 leases totaling 500,000 square feet of retail space, including 20 national anchor leases. Before that, Mr. Hipes served as the Director of Leasing for Kimco Realty, where he was responsible for overseeing leasing and redevelopment of Kimco’s Florida portfolio consisting of 85 shopping centers totaling 13 million square feet.
Mr. Hipes is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has held an elected position as a City Commissioner for District 4 for the city of Sanford. In addition, he has served as the Chairman of Sanford’s planning and zoning board.