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Dave Cheatham

President
Velocity Retail Group

Dave 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 to present specifics about the retail market to corporate executives of various industries.

For two years, Dave served as the President of X Team Retail Advisors, (www.xteamretail.com) a leading retail real estate brokerage platform serving the world’s premier tenants, landlords, developers, and owners. X Team Retail Advisors has proven expertise in 40 major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Each office is focused exclusively on providing superior service and achieving long-term strategic goals with lasting solutions for their clients.

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