Executive Vice President
Brian Gordon is executive vice president for Magellan Development Group LLC, is responsible for evaluating residential, retail and mixed-use development opportunities nationwide. In addition to this key role, Mr. Gordon manages and coordinates development activities related to financing, governmental, design and sales strategies at numerous existing projects. These projects include both land and building development efforts related to Lakeshore East as well as Magellan’s other projects located both locally and nationally.
Gordon is a 19-year veteran of the real estate industry. Prior to joining Magellan, while at ORIX Real Estate Equities, he was responsible for approximately 3.5 million square feet of retail development projects in excess of $500 million in the United States and Canada. Gordon has extensive experience in site selection, contract negotiations, due diligence, entitlements, finance, lease negotiation and asset management.
Gordon has completed projects with many of the nation’s premier retailers including the following tenants: Albertsons (Jewel/ Osco), Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Borders Books & Music, Carson Pirie Scott, Circuit City, DaimlerChrysler, Darden Restaurants, Famous Footwear, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Kmart, Lowes Home Improvements, Michael’s Crafts, Nordstrom Rack, OfficeMax, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Regal Cinemas, Sears, Staples, Target, TJ Maxx, Tweeter, and Wal-Mart.
Gordon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance and a Master of Science in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis, both from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a member of the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association.