Mr. Blatteis began his career as an assistant to the Senior Partner at Phillip Lyon, Gordon & Company, a regional shopping center development firm in Southern California. Subsequently, he became a leasing associates within the firm whose major developments include The Beverly Center in Los Angeles, a 900,000 square foot urban retail center with unique architectural design and tenant mix.
From January 1984 to November 1985, Mr. Blatteis was Senior Real Estate Officer for Citicorp Real Estate Investment Management, Inc. Responsibilities included asset management of the 400,000 square foot western region retail portfolio and approximately 700,000 square feet of office and R & D space valued in excess of $700,000,000.
Mr. Blatteis joined Blatteis & Schnur in 1985 and in 1996 was named Co-Chairman of the firm. Transactions negotiated include the sale of nearly a full city block in Beverly Hills for the 120,000 square foot West Coast flagship of Barneys New York, and leases throughout the U.S. on behalf of such luxury retailers as Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Prada, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo and LVMH/DFS Galleria.
Over the past 15 years, Mr. Blatteis has spearheaded the growth of Blatteis & Schnur as an investor and developer of High Street properties nationally in such diverse markets as Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Malibu, Union Square in San Francisco, N. Michigan Avenue and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Newbury and Boylston Streets in Boston, Walnut Street in City Center Philadelphia, King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, and Maui, Hawaii.
In January 2017, in conjunction with Capital Partner, Morgan Stanley, Blatteis & Schnur acquired the Macy’s Men’s Store at 120 Stockton Street (at O’Farrell Street) in San Francisco for $250M. As Operating Partner, the project attained Planning Commission approval unanimously 6-0 this April and the 250,000 square foot, seven-level building will be fully renovated and released following Macy’s vacating this October. An international lease marketing campaign is underway.
Mr. Blatteis graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A degree in Political Science in 1981. Active memberships include the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mr. Blatteis is married with two daughters, Jacqlyn (21), and Sabrina (19), and one son, Hudson (16).
Robert Schnur has been creatively involved in the real estate industry for the past 35 years. Mr. Schnur began his career in New York where he served as a Vice-President of Walter & Samuels, Inc., a formidable real estate firm based in Manhattan. He was also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Retail Committee.
Since 1991, Mr. Schnur has guided the International retail path of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe, and Rock Sugar, having served as their exclusive real estate representative, Mr. Schnur negotiated over 200 leases on their behalf in the nation’s leading retail markets as well as worldwide. The Cheesecake Factory has won numerous awards and is the nation’s top grossing chain on a per unit basis.
In addition to continuing to guide the worldwide retail growth of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and RockSugar, Mr. Schnur is actively involved in Blatteis & Schnur’s principal investment activities. Current projects include approximately 135,000 square feet of retail redevelopment in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District.
Marc Guth began his real estate career in brokerage and leasing with The Rouse Company where he was responsible for over 4,000,000 square feet of enclosed centers. He played a significant role in the leasing efforts for new and remodeled projects and ground up developments, including River Walk in New Orleans, one of the nation’s preeminent festival projects.
Subsequently, Mr. Guth spent six years at Westfield America, the world’s largest shopping center REIT in the country. He was responsible for the management of the company’s western region portfolio and was instrumental in expanding Westfield’s U.S. portfolio.
Mr. Guth joined Blatteis & Schnur in 2000 and has been involved in the national growth of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and Rock Sugar, identifying 100%, Main/Main locations in the country’s most affluent and desirable retail and entertainment districts. Mr. Guth continues to guide the expansion of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and Rock Sugar as well as the growth of Blatteis & Schnur’s principal investment activities which have included the following projects:
- The acquisition and redevelopment of 800 Market Street, an eight story office building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, consisting of two levels of retail and six levels of Class A office
- The acquisition of 131-133 Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles
- The acquisition and redevelopment of 13038 San Vicente Boulevard (Helmut Lang & Theory), Los Angeles
- The acquisition of four acres in the Art’s District of downtown Los Angeles
- Currently overseeing the design and construction of 140,000 square feet of retail and a 400 car parking structure
Samuel A. Brownell has been involved at the transaction level in the institutional commercial real estate business since 2001, when he started his career at Colliers International in San Francisco as a leasing broker for the #1 ranked landlord representation team South of Market Street (SOMA). Sam earned International Rookie of the Year honors and was a Top 10 producer in the San Francisco office by his third year in the business. While at Colliers, Sam was involved in the exclusive representation of over 2,000,000 square feet of Class A Creative Office Space, the exclusive representation of over 100,000 square feet of creative tenant requirements, and in the sale of over $150,000,000 of investment properties.
In 2005, Sam joined Blatteis & Schnur as Director of Acquisitions, subsequently Chief Acquisitions Officer, and was directly involved in the sourcing, fundraising, and development of approximately $150,000,000 in High Street retail properties in the United States leading urban retail markets. In addition, Sam’s responsibilities included overseeing the successful re-development of 200 Powell Street and 800 Market. At the time, 200 Powell (Skechers) and 800 Market (Diesel), established high water marks of over $400 psf respectively for ground floor retail space in San Francisco. 200 Powell won numerous awards for the restoration of a historic 80 year old Art Deco building.
In May of 2013, Sam returned home to Blatteis & Schnur to help drive the growth and further expansion of the firm. Over the past year, Sam has spearheaded the firm’s acquisition business, sourcing over $200,000,000 of prime High Street retail properties including on Boston’s Newbury Street, Philadelphia’s Walnut Street and Los Angeles Arts District.
In addition to Sam’s day-to-day involvement in the Arts District development, Sam has been tasked with expanding and establishing Blatteis & Schnur’s principal business in Miami, Washington DC and New York.
Carie J. Boyce has over 30 years experience in a wide variety of leadership positions in the retail and development sectors of the commercial real estate industry. A licensed broker since 1988, Ms. Boyce has held the head of real positions for several retailers including Wherehouse Entertainment, Bristol Farms and Gelson’s Markets, and Sr. VP of leasing positions with Hahn Devcorp and RP Realty Partners. She is currently Executive Vice President of Blatteis & Schnur, a real estate specialty firm focused on enhancing the value of operating retail properties, along with providing various related services, including project envisioning and leasing for both development and existing projects, tenant representation, along with re-positioning and tenant retention strategies. As a broker and consultant, Ms. Boyce has served the site selection and lease negotiation needs for numerous retailers as well as providing consulting and leasing services for a broad spectrum of property owners. She has negotiated over 1,500 lease transactions with a value of over $3 billion.
Ms. Boyce is an active member of ICSC and served for many years on the Southern California Program Committee, and acted as co-chair for the 2008 Western Division Conference. In 2010, she became certified by ICSC in Debt Workout, Transactions and Repositioning of Distressed Assets.
Ashley has over 10 years of experience specializing in upscale retail leasing and project development consulting. She began her real estate career with Samuels & Company, completing over 80,000 square feet of restaurant lease transactions while consulting with AEG on their LA Live development in Downtown Los Angeles.
Since joining Blatteis & Schnur in 2006, Ashley has leased several high-profile, flagship retail properties including 1415 Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica to Apple, 13038 San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, Los Angeles to Theory and Helmut Lang and 800 Market Street in San Francisco to Diesel Jeans. She has consulted on and acted as a senior broker in the leasing of several shopping center developments in California and Nevada including The Headquarters in San Diego, California, Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, The Source in Buena Park, California, and Tivoli Village at Queensridge in Summerlin, Nevada. In addition, Ashley has represented high-end retail, entertainment, and restaurant clients such as Crunch Fitness, iPic Entertainment, Kabuki Japanese Cuisine, Karen Millen, Limited Brands, and Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe in their expansion both nationally and locally.
Ashley recently secured a 26,000 square foot flagship location for Victoria’s Secret on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. She currently leases High Street retail properties on Robertson Boulevard and Walnut Street as well as leads the national expansion of Asics and Lolë retail stores.
Sally is a retail industry leasing veteran and consulting professional with over 23 years experience and an extensive background representing over 9MM square feet of renowned properties on behalf of the largest public and private retail development and operating companies, institutional funds and REITS in the country. Since joining Blatteis & Schnur in 2012, Sally has been charged to expand the company’s High Street Retail focus to include portfolio leasing of the prominent Abbot Kinney Boulevard assets and also Brentwood Place in West Los Angeles, California where a focus to procure notable as well as institutional quality tenants resulted in new to market leases with Blue Bottle Coffee, Delta Apparel Group and Fast Retailing Group’s rag & bone, Theory and Helmut Lang. Additionally, Sally’s capacities range from exclusive assignments representing Macy’s for their San Francisco Union Square Flagship to Terramar Properties The Headquarter’s, a 150,000sf historic redevelopment in San Diego, featuring such acclaimed Tenants as Mozza, Season’s 52, Kitson and Puesto. Sally continues her scope of duties as a leasing consultant to third party clients with a concentration on urban mixed use, premier development and operating retail projects as well as select restaurant and retail tenant representation.
Sally brings a comprehensive knowledge of the retail process from merchandising, project design, proforma analysis, lease negotiations as well as construction programming with hands on experience leasing both existing and development projects across multiple retail product types. Sally’s prior positions include the National Senior Director for the Mills Corporation (Now Simon Property Group – Premium Outlets) where she personally procured the portfolio wide roll out of the first flagship outlet locations for Forever 21 as well as leasing for the super regional West Coast assets including The Block at Orange and Ontario Mills. Formerly, Sally served as Sr. Vice President of Leasing for an urban Hispanic market 500,000 square foot Power Center development for Red Mountain Retail Group, Vice President of the The J.H Synder Company, leasing Bella Terra and The River and Sr. Director for Pan Pacific Retail Properties where she leased a 3MM square foot Southern California grocery anchored portfolio. As a Senior Leasing Director for TrizecHahn Properties, Sally’s assignments included both Los Cerritos and Santa Anita Malls and development assets including the internationally recognized Hollywood and Highland center.
Sally has conducted successful retail negotiations with Target, AMC Theaters, Gelson’s Market, Sephora, P.F Chang’s, BCBG Max Azria, Tommy Bahama and Guess among many others.
Stephanie Nguyen has over ten years of experience in the real estate market. Starting her career with Personette & Associates in 2005, Stephanie handled the residential sales of luxury properties such as the W Dallas Residences, The Residences at Hotel Palomar and The Sorrento Luxury Residences in Dallas, Texas.Making a move to California, she joined Blatteis & Schnur, Inc., in 2010, where she expanded her knowledge of property management and retail leasing of High Street properties.
Stephanie managed several company owned properties with well-known and celebrated tenants, counting among them Zara, Hollywood Mega, Napoleon Perdis, Allied Advertising, and the ever-present Disney billboard, all located at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard in the Heart of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Additionally, her tenants included Ted Baker and MAC Cosmetics at 131-133 N. Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.
In addition, she leased Del Mar Plaza, the nearly 75,000 square foot, upscale, open-air shopping and entertainment destination located in Del Mar, CA.
After a one-year sabbatical, Stephanie returned to Blatteis & Schnur in 2017 and currently manages all their High Street retail properties such as Brentwood Place and Brentwood Town Center in West Los Angeles, Coffee Bean, Momed, Color Me Mine and Tornante in Beverly Hills, Macy’s Men (100 Stockton) in San Francisco’s Union Square, and three assets along King Street in Charleston, South Carolina housing Lululemon, Oobe, Charleston Shoe Co. & Lake Pajama Wear.
Stephanie is a licensed real estate salesperson in California and Texas and a member of the South Bay Association of Realtors.