Billy Benedict

Billy Benedict  |  Managing Director of Georgia Office

Prior to joining SE Retail Advisors in January 2008, Billy Benedict was a broker with Cushman & Wakefield in the Retail Services group. He handled many national and regional accounts, including The North Face, H&M, The Children’s Place, Firehouse Subs & Kool Smiles. Prior to C&W, Billy worked with TriMont Real Estate Advisors where as an Asset Manager, he oversaw the leasing and disposition of retail space. His responsibilities included marketing, leasing and disposition of over 7 million square feet of real estate on behalf of such owners as Lehman Brothers, Archon Financial, Goldman Sachs, RBS Greenwich, Lend Lease and Northwestern Mutual. Tenants he worked with while on the landlord side include Ross Dress for Less, Target, Lowes, Wal-Mart, BassPro, Bally’s Total Fitness and Steve and Barry’s University Sportswear. Prior to TriMont, Billy worked at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, where he specialized in investment sales of retail properties, and at C&W actually in Valuation Advisory Services.

Mr. Benedict holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Appraisal Institute, and has obtained the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member). Mr. Benedict is a licensed broker and specializes on assignments in the Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia markets.

Recently, both have been working with Toys R Us/Babies R Us in the assessment and disposition of their surplus stores. Both have been developing corporate standards to help Tin Drum Asia Cafe, a local Atlanta concept, to expand in the Atlanta market and beyond to the rest of the Southeast. They have completed the 1st opening of Zoe’s Kitchen in the Atlanta market, the first of many to come. In addition, the Northface store in Buckhead and the H&M store at Atlantic Station are performing well above average. They continue to represent the Firehouse Subs, Presstine Cleaners, Kool Smiles, and EZCorp.