Richard Robinson

Richard M. Robinson


Missouri Licensed Real Estate Broker
Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Significant Achievements

In 2001, special recognition from CB Richard Ellis for ranking 16th out of 400 retail professionals nationally and 3rd in the Central Region for revenue generation during 2000.

From 2000 to 2002, recognition as a top-5 producer in the St. Louis CBRE office.

In multiple years, recognition as a Heavy Hitter by the St. Louis Business Journal in its Real Estate Heavy Hitter Special Editions.

From 1997 to 2002, (1) represented the co-developer of the 200,000 SF Brentwood Square in Brentwood, Missouri, Zelman Retail Partners of Los Angeles, California, on the redevelopment of this strategically-located property into THE premier lifestyle center in St. Louis, (2) co-brokered a 16-acre, 73-parcel assemblage required for the redevelopment, (3) was the tenant rep broker for two of the most significant anchor tenants for the project, Whole Foods Market and REI, and (4) co-leased Brentwood Square with Pace Properties Incorporated, the co-developer of the project. Tenants include Whole Foods Market, REI, Nordstrom Rack, Pier 1 Imports, Michael’s, Container Store, FedEx Office, AT&T Wireless and St. Louis Bread Co.

From 1997 to 2000, (1) represented Zelman Retail Partners in its role as the original developer of the 288,000 SF Olde Towne Plaza in Ballwin, Missouri, a dominant community center on Manchester Road, (2) brokered the Lowe’s long-term ground lease, and (3) co-brokered a 32-acre, 66-parcel land assemblage required for the redevelopment. Anchors include Lowe’s, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Stein Mart and Big Lots.

In 2011, teamed with CBRE’s National Retail Investment Group in Chicago to successfully sell two major grocery-anchored community centers in St. Louis. In April 2011, Hampton Village, owned since the 1960’s by the Feil Organization, was sold to The Desco Group, and in May 2011, Dierbergs Heritage Place, previously owned by RREEF was sold to Ramco-Gershenson Properties, a private REIT. Together, these two sale transactions totaled over $58 million in consideration.

Clients Represented (partial list)

American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (AMC)
AT&T Wireless
Eddie Bauer, Inc.
Feil Organization
Fidelity Investments
Ford Motor Company
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
RREEF Real Estate
TD Ameritrade
TIC Properties Management, LLC
T-Mobile (Wireless Vision, LLC)
Thompson National Properties, LLC
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Wolfe Automotive Group
Zelman Retail Partners, Inc.

Professional Experience

Richard Robinson has enjoyed over 30 years of experience in the retail real estate industry.
Here is a summary of his professional experience:

First & Main Properties, LLC
President of a St. Louis-based company focused on providing the highest quality retail real estate services.

CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
Vice President and broker specializing in retail real estate 24/7.

American Stores Properties, Inc.
Real Estate Manager for a three-state region securing sites for the development of freestanding Osco Drug stores.

Discovery Zone, L.P.
Director of Development for the 13-state Midwest Region.

The John Buck Company, Inc.
Development Manager for all tenant improvement projects in the 29-story American Medical Association (AMA) world headquarters building, and the 50-story R.R. Donnelley buildings in Chicago, Illinois.

Charter Management, Inc.
Leasing Agent for the top asset management company in Austin, Texas.

Austin Vanguard Properties, Inc.
1979-1982 and 1984-1988
Leasing Agent for the top retail developer in Austin, Texas.


University of Washington at Seattle
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering