Conshohocken, PA – January 17, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that industry veteran Roy Perez-Daple has joined the company, where he will expand the firm’s national retailer advisory services as well as pursue strategic landlord opportunities.
“This is a phenomenal opportunity for us to bring on board someone of Roy’s caliber,” says Steven H. Gartner, president of Metro Commercial Real Estate. “We are now able to offer to our national retailers the specific perspective and expertise of someone that has spend much of their career selecting sites locally and nationally.”
Roy brings intimate knowledge of both local and national markets combined with wide ranging experience overseas. Most recently, he served as Real Estate Director for Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, significantly increasing their market presence in the northeast. He conducted site selection, acquisition and development, resulting in 32 new-construction superstores.
Prior to that, he ran the Real Estate group for IKEA North America, providing for much of the initial US expansion for the international retailer and building 2.6 million sq. ft. of IKEA stores throughout the US. His previous roles included working as an independent broker, facilitating the construction of Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth NJ and the Marriott Hotel that also situated there. As office and industrial leasing manager with the Port Authority of NY and NJ, Roy marketed the Port Authority overseas and actively leased office and retail space at both the World Trade Center and at the Port Authority’s Industrial Parks. He also has experience in the hospitality industry, leading the purchase of the Vista Hotel in Manhattan by the Port Authority.
Roy is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Drexel University, where he was on the adjunct faculty. He is highly active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Metro Commercial is one of the largest full-service retail real estate firms in the region with transaction considerations exceeding $1.1 billion. Metro Commercial specializes in retail tenant representation, shopping center leasing, property management, and investment property sales. With 2 offices located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Metro Commercial currently represents nearly 50 national retailers and serves as the exclusive leasing agent for more than 200 properties, totaling nearly 20 million square feet.
Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc.