Butch Knerr

Butch Knerr

President, Retail Properties, Irvine Co.

WHY: Responsible for Irvine Co.’s portfolio of 43 retail centers, as well as space at Irvine Co.’s apartment communities. Group operates nearly 10M SF of retail across California, including Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, and The Market Place in Irvine and Tustin.

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RECENT: 163K-SF Mathis Brothers furniture lease at Market Place, announced in April, the largest retail deal in OC in a few years.

NOTABLE: Joined the company in 2017; previously with retail REIT Washington Prime Group.

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