BOSTON –The Wilder Companies, a retail real estate leasing, management, and development firm, announced that Brian Cosentino has joined the company in the newly created position of Vice President of Acquisitions.
Mr. Cosentino will be responsible for developing retail real estate opportunities to expand the company’s portfolio of open-air centers and mixed-use developments throughout the East Coast. His focus will be on existing center acquisitions where Wilder can use its broad experience reinvigorating centers through redevelopment, remerchandising, and introduction of uses such as entertainment, residential, office, and hospitality.
Prior to joining Wilder, Cosentino worked on the transactions team at UBS Realty Investors in Hartford, Connecticut, closing over $1.5 billion in transactions across the commercial and residential spectrum. Prior to UBS, he worked in various acquisition capacities at the Boston office of CBRE Global Investors and the Connecticut office of Hart Realty Advisers. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Clemson University. Brian is a member of ICSC.
Tom Wilder, a company principal, said, “With a changing retail environment and significant goals of growth over the next five years we are pleased to have Brian join our team. We will look to him to proactively navigate the acquisition of core-plus and value-add retail focused assets with repositioning or redevelopment opportunities.”