Ackerman Retail Hires Gigi Best as VP in Tenant Representation Group
Best will represent retail clients in regional and national expansions


ATLANTA, May 16, 2019 – Continuing the steady growth of its tenant representation team, Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., has hired Gigi Best as a vice president of retail services with a focus on assisting clients with site selection and market rollouts.

Gigi arrives with nearly 20 years of commercial real estate and client relationship experience, including tenant and landlord representation, development and client account management. She will work with the retail team in providing tenant representation services for clients such as Flying Biscuit Cafe, Cinnaholic, Verizon, Deka Lash and SafeSplash Swim School.

“Gigi brings extensive retail brokerage experience on both the tenant and landlord sides, as well as an excellent understanding of dealmaking,” said Leo Wiener, Ackerman Retail President. “We’re excited to welcome her to the Ackerman Retail team.”

Added Brian Lefkoff, executive vice president and leader of the Ackerman Retail tenant representation team: “With her wide-ranging experience in commercial real estate, she provides excellent market knowledge and deep relationships in the brokerage and development communities.”

Her prior experience includes more than six years as a tenant representation specialist and client account manager at The Windsor Realty Group Atlanta, managing services for a number of national retail brands and completing more than $3 million in leases. She was a leasing representative at Boxer Property, where she managed leasing for a portfolio of commercial real estate properties totaling more than 1 million square feet. She also worked as a leasing and development specialist at Trinity Development, managing in-house and third-party leasing, lease renewals, and sale and acquisition transactions.

The Ackerman Retail tenant representation group currently provides comprehensive services for more than 50 national and regional retailers.


About Ackerman & Co.

 Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired more than 37 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has 8 million square feet under management and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion.

Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., offers a best-in-class services platform, delivering solid results for local and multi-market clients across the Southeast. To date, Ackerman Retail has completed nearly 10 million square feet of transactions.

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