Brian is a leading expert in the retail real estate arena with more than 17 years of experience in tenant and landlord representation. His ability to bring both sides of the transaction together to provide unparalleled service to his clients is an attribute that has earned him accolades from clients and peers alike.
Brian Gast joined Velocity Retail Group in May 2014 as the new Senior Vice President of the Retail Division. Brian is also part of the MILLION DOLLAR CLUB at Velocity Retail Group and completed over $65 million worth of deals in 2017 and over $70 million in 2018. He became an Executive Vice President and Principal in January 2019.
Superior market knowledge, coupled with being able to lead successful negotiations while leveraging relationships has been the cornerstone that Brian brings to the table for his clients. As a top producer at his previous firms, Brian has completed hundreds of transactions while building extensive relationships over the years.
Adept at handling the leasing and asset disposition for owners, while providing exceptional results, has given Brian the opportunity to work with high-profile shopping centers throughout the Phoenix metropolitan market. His relationships span the gamut from large national firms, REIT’s, as well as regional and local owners.
His work representing retailers on market roll-outs or expansions is extensive with national and local firms benefiting from Brian’s ability to create a market strategy and obtain superior sites for each retail concept.
Over the years Brian has developed solid relationships with landlords around the valley. His landlord representation includes: SKB Companies, Kimco Realty, Ethan Christopher LLC, CNA Enterprises, Desert Troon Companies, Cole Investment Advisors, El Dorado Holdings, Barclay Group, Pacific West Development, W.M. Grace Company, National Retail Properties, Lakha Properties, The Majerle Group, Cardon Hiatt, Stitler Companies, UTAZ Development, Desert Troon Companies, Westwood Financial Corporation, Red Mountain Retail Group, CCA Acquisition Company, RBK Development, Diversified Management LLC, Gabel Investments, Lawrence & Geyser Development, CNL Realty, A & C Properties, Wincorn & Wincorn, Diversified Partners, and Weingarten Realty.
Exclusive tenant representations include: Circle K, Francis and Sons Car Wash, Shoe Pavillion, Sunrise Preschools, Lina Home Furnishings, Go Wireless (Verizon), Mattress RX, Red Devil Italian Restaurant, Spirit Halloween Superstores, K-Momo, El Paso BBQ, Carl’s Jr., Desert Fitness, Pulse Fitness, Fahrenheit Tanning, Allied Cash Advance, and Acrylic Spas to name a few.
As a graduate of Arizona State University, Brian has been a long-time Valley resident and resides in Gilbert, Arizona.