Commercial Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Leasing & Management

Heather McMillin Joins Franklin Street’s Tampa Bay Retail Team

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McMillin brings extensive experience managing leasing portfolios for several of the nation’s leading retail owners

TAMPA, FL (August 9, 2022) – Franklin Street continues to expand its retail leasing platform in the Tampa Bay market with the addition of Heather McMillin, who will specialize in retail landlord representation as Senior Director. With senior level experience working for top retail owners and developers, McMillin brings valuable insight and perspective to her role.

With Franklin Street’s Retail Services Team, McMillin will work with owners and developers to improve tenant retention, stabilize operating income and maximize the value of retail properties throughout Tampa Bay and West Florida. She will help drive leasing success for some of the area’s most notable retail properties, while also focusing on business development and growing the team’s portfolio.

With nearly two decades of leasing, sales and marketing experience, McMillin most recently served as Senior Leasing Representative for Brixmor Property Group, publicly traded REIT that owns approximately 400 retail centers across the country. While in that position, she managed the leasing of more than 1.2 million square feet, resulting in $25.9 million in lease value during her tenure. Previously, she spent 10 years in a variety of leasing roles for Westfield and held the position of National Sales Director for Better World Books.

“Heather’s experience having been on the client side of our business is a significant value add for the retail owners and investors we work with,” said Franklin Street’s Alex Wright & Carrie Smith. “We are thrilled to welcome her to Franklin Street and look forward to the continued success we’re bound to achieve with her on our team.”

McMillin holds a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University and is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Florida.

About Franklin Street:

Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its lines of business, Franklin Street has grown to include seven business divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management. With $7 billion in transaction value across all major product types, Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Chicago. Learn more about Franklin Street at

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