Industry leader Bob Kane to head firm’s retail tenant representation strategy
Bob Kane has joined Franklin Street’s Atlanta office as a director of the company’s Retail Tenant Services’ division. Kane will lead the team in providing roll-out strategies, site selection, market analysis and lease/purchase negotiations for national and regional retailers and restaurant groups throughout the Southeast.
“The knowledge and relationships that Bob brings to the Atlanta office will help Franklin Street continue to offer top-level service to our clients and expand our portfolio,” said Monetha Cobb, managing director of Franklin Street’s Atlanta office. “Our Retail Tenant Services division is known throughout the Southeast for having a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, allowing us to create strategic plans to help achieve their goals. Bob’s enthusiasm and expertise make him an excellent addition to this team.”
During the past 13 years, Kane has provided retail and restaurant brokerage, development and consulting services to some of the nation’s largest retailers including The Home Depot, Kohl’s, LongHorn Steakhouse, McDonald’s, ALDI, Lowe’s and more.
“Franklin Street continues to gain recognition as a top commercial real estate company throughout the Southeast and nationally, and the opportunity to join them is very exciting,” Kane said. “I am honored to work with such a talented group of individuals who strive to deliver the best possible results for their clients.”
Prior to Franklin Street, Kane worked for RFK Real Estate Services as a principal of corporate retail services, where he successfully represented retailers and restaurant tenants in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of retail properties throughout the Southeast. Previously, he served as vice president of corporate retail services for Bull Realty, brokering more than 40 retail deals representing retailers, investors and landlords during a four-year period.
At Franklin Street, Kane will work on several national and regional retail accounts such as T-Mobile, PNC Bank, Dollar Tree, Cabela’s, Great Clips, Beall’s Outlet, Planet Fitness and Smoothie King, among others.
“The shortage of quality retail space has created a highly competitive market in Atlanta, with several tenants constantly vying for the same spaces,” said Kane. “We have to stay on top of intel regarding properties as soon as they become available to secure the best spaces for our clients.”
Kane received his Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development degree from Cleveland State University. Active in the retail industry, he is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and attends ICSC’s National and Regional conferences each year.
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