Don is the co-founder of Retail Insite and has more than 30 years of experience in retail real estate brokerage in Southern California. Don started his career with CBRE, earning the title of Senior Vice President, and was ranked in the Top 10 nationwide consistently for CBRE retail brokers. Don has completed over 2,500 retail transactions, with total consideration in excess of $2.5 billion, and is a consistent team leader and retail strategist.


Don has had the privilege of being involved in the execution/real estate strategy of a number of major retailers:

  • Lowe's (14 stores)
  • L Brands (7 stores)
  • TJX Companies (9 stores)
  • Cardenas (Orange County, San Diego)
  • CarMax (4 facilities)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (4 stores)
  • Kaiser Hospitals (San Diego Regional Hospitals)
  • Chick-fil-A (25 stores)
  • Burlington (7 stores)
  • Wells Fargo Bank (250 acquisitions and dispositions)
  • Darden
  • F21 Red
  • Javier's
  • Bevmo/Gopuff
  • Bristol Farms / Lazy Acres
  • Sportsman Warehouse
  • Panera (16 stores)

Landlord representation has included:

  • Dana Point Harbor (150,000 SF)
  • The Summit Sierra in Reno (650,000 SF) anchored by Dillards
  • Encinitas Ranch Town Center (650,000 SF)
  • Palomar Commons (185,000 SF)
  • Seaport Village 3 Billion Redevelopment (Retail Consulting)
  • Lowe Mission Valley 1.2 Million Dollar Redevelopment
  • Escondido Promenade (700,000 SF)
  • The Watermark (900,000 SF)
  • The Beacon La Costa (120,000 SF)
  • Gran Plaza Power Center (±650,000 SF)
  • Mira Mesa Market Center (487,807 SF)
  • West Harbor (150.000 SF)
  • River Street (San Juan Capistrano)

Don has served on the Board of Directors for ChainLinks Retail Advisors, Santa Fe Christian Schools, Impact Driven America, and on the leadership for the Anchor Council and Western Region of ChainLinks. He has been a panelist for ICSC, ULI and NAIOP on emerging trends in the retail industry. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration. Don and his wife, Terese, are active in their local church and Bible Study Fellowship and have four adult children.