David Cheatham is an accomplished authority on retail real estate in the disciplines of brokerage, project leasing, development, consulting, and advisory services.
He is a senior advisor to merchants, entrepreneurs, investors, and senior retail executives throughout the industry. He has helped shape the corporate real estate policy for many of the nation’s top retail brands.
His extensive client list includes leading companies like JC Penney, Hobby Lobby, Aldi, Gap, Inc., Darden, Signet, and CVS Pharmacy.
Additionally, he is known to excel in executing multi-store roll-outs for retailers who are making an initial market entrance.
With more than three decades of experience, his sphere of work has endured multiple growth cycles and several severe declines. Dave has transacted more than $3 billion of retail transactions and has been the mainstay for leading negotiation techniques that support the strategy for a retailer’s store distribution.
Beyond his unique combination of corporate experience as a Senior Vice President at CB Richard Ellis and his entrepreneurial experience as a Managing Principal at Staubach Retail for the western states, Dave has been nationally recognized for his award-winning innovations in strength-based teaming and the application of technology to manage transactions.
He was recognized on the cover of Shopping Centers Today Magazine for his commitment to mentoring and growing younger leaders in the industry. He is frequently asked to provide insightful commentary for industry groups, forecast events, and present specifics about the retail market to corporate executives of various industries.
A sneak peak of the things you'll learn:
David Cheatham tells us about his business and what lead him to start his own business
- What were some of the mental hurdles or maybe fears he had to overcome to get started
- What was the ultimate tipping point that made him decide to go all in and bet on himself
- What key decisions he made that had the biggest impact to his success
- What quotes/advice/practices has helped him most to motivate him to keep moving forward
- What is he learning right now as a “life-long learner”
- What would be some advice he would like to share with our listeners who are on the fence considering owning their own business
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