+ Dan Blatteis, Co-Chairman
Mr. Blatteis began his career as an assistant to the Senior Partner at Phillip Lyon, Gordon & Company, a regional shopping center development firm in Southern California. Subsequently, he became a leasing associates within the firm whose major developments include The Beverly Center in Los Angeles, a 900,000 square foot urban retail center with unique architectural design and tenant mix.
From January 1984 to November 1985, Mr. Blatteis was Senior Real Estate Officer for Citicorp Real Estate Investment Management, Inc. Responsibilities included asset management of the 400,000 square foot western region retail portfolio and approximately 700,000 square feet of office and R&D space valued in excess of $700,000,000.
Mr. Blatteis joined Blatteis & Schnur in 1985 and in 1996 was named Co-Chairman of the firm. Transactions negotiated include the sale of nearly a full city block in Beverly Hills for the 120,000 square foot West Coast flagship of Barneys New York, and leases throughout the U.S. on behalf of such luxury retailers as Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Prada, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo and LVMH/DFS Galleria.
Over the past 15 years, Mr. Blatteis has spearheaded the growth of Blatteis & Schnur as an investor and developer of High Street properties nationally in such diverse markets as Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Malibu, Union Square in San Francisco, N. Michigan Avenue and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Newbury and Boylston Streets in Boston, Walnut Street in City Center Philadelphia, King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, and Maui, Hawaii.
In January 2017, in conjunction with Capital Partner, Morgan Stanley, Blatteis & Schnur acquired the Macy’s Men’s Store at 120 Stockton Street (at O’Farrell Street) in San Francisco for $250M. As Operating Partner, the project attained Planning Commission approval unanimously 6-0 last April and the 250,000 square foot, seven-level building will be fully renovated and released following Macy’s vacating this October. An international lease marketing campaign is underway.
Mr. Blatteis graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A degree in Political Science in 1981. Active memberships include the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mr. Blatteis is married with two daughters, Jacqlyn (21), and Sabrina (20), and one son, Hudson (17).
+ Robert Schnur, Co-Chairman
Robert Schnur has been creatively involved in the real estate industry for over 35 years. Mr. Schnur began his career in New York where he served as a Vice-President of Walter & Samuels, Inc., a long established formidable real estate firm based in Manhattan. He was also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Retail Committee.
Since 1991, Mr. Schnur has guided the international retail path of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe, Rock Sugar, and Social Monk having served as their exclusive real estate representative. Mr. Schnur has negotiated over 200 leases on their behalf in the nation’s leading retail markets as well as worldwide. The Cheesecake Factory has won numerous awards and is the nation’s top grossing chain on a per unit basis as approximately $10m.
In addition to continuing to guide the worldwide retail growth of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Café, Rock Sugar and Social Monk, Mr. Schnur is actively involved in Blatteis & Schnur’s principal investment activities and was the developer and visionary for At Mateo in the Los Angeles Arts District.
At Mateo is a 180,000 square foot ground up development encompassing two blocks in the Arts District of Los Angeles. The project was successfully leased to Spotify, who leased over 110,000 square feet, USC Graduate Art School, as well as the Michelin Star Restaurant from Chicago, Girl and The Goat.
+ Marc Guth, Principal and Head of Development
Marc Guth began his real estate career in brokerage and leasing with The Rouse Company where he was responsible for over 4,000,000 square feet of enclosed centers. He played a significant role in the leasing efforts for new and remodeled projects and ground up developments, including River Walk in New Orleans, one of the nation’s preeminent festival projects.
Subsequently, Mr. Guth spent six years at Westfield America, the world’s largest shopping center REIT in the country. He was responsible for the management of the company’s western region portfolio and was instrumental in expanding Westfield’s U.S. portfolio.
Mr. Guth joined Blatteis & Schnur in 2000 and has been involved in the national growth of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and Rock Sugar, identifying 100%, Main/Main locations in the country’s most affluent and desirable retail and entertainment districts. Mr. Guth continues to guide the expansion of The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and Rock Sugar as well as the growth of Blatteis & Schnur’s principal investment activities which have included the following projects:
The acquisition and redevelopment of 800 Market Street, an eight story office building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, consisting of two levels of retail and six levels of Class A office
The acquisition of 131-133 Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles
The acquisition and redevelopment of 13038 San Vicente Boulevard (Helmut Lang & Theory), Los Angeles
The acquisition of four acres in the Art’s District of downtown Los Angeles
Currently overseeing the design and construction of 140,000 square feet of retail and a 400 car parking structure
Mr. Guth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
+ Sam Brownell, Principal and Head of Acquisitions
Samuel A. Brownell has been involved at the transaction level in the institutional commercial real estate business since 2001, when he started his career at Colliers International in San Francisco as a leasing broker for the #1 ranked landlord representation team South of Market Street (SOMA). Sam earned International Rookie of the Year honors and was a Top 10 producer in the San Francisco office by his third year in the business. While at Colliers, Sam was involved in the exclusive representation of over 2,000,000 square feet of Class A Creative Office Space, the exclusive representation of over 100,000 square feet of creative tenant requirements, and in the sale of over $150,000,000 of investment properties.
In 2005, Sam joined Blatteis & Schnur as Director of Acquisitions, subsequently Chief Acquisitions Officer, and was directly involved in the sourcing, fundraising, and development of approximately $150,000,000 in High Street retail properties in the United States leading urban retail markets. In addition, Sam’s responsibilities included overseeing the successful re-development of 200 Powell Street and 800 Market Street in San Francisco. At the time, 200 Powell (Skechers) and 800 Market (Diesel), established high water marks of over $400 psf respectively for ground floor retail space in the market. 200 Powell won numerous awards for the restoration of a historic 80-year-old Art Deco building.
Following a one-year sabbatical, in 2009 Sam began work as a Director in the Institutional Sales Group at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) in San Francisco, becoming the offices’ first retail hire. While at HFF, Sam was directly involved in the sale of over $300,000,000 of Urban Real Estate and over $100,000,000 in commercial real estate debt transactions.
In May of 2013, Sam returned home to Blatteis & Schnur to help drive the growth and further expansion of the firm. Over the past year, Sam has spearheaded the firm’s acquisition business, sourcing over $200,000,000 of prime High Street retail properties including on Boston’s Newbury Street, Philadelphia’s Walnut Street and Los Angeles Arts District.
In addition to Sam’s day-to-day involvement in the Arts District development, Sam has been tasked with expanding and establishing Blatteis & Schnur’s principal business in Miami, Washington DC and New York.
Sam is an avid reader, exercise enthusiast, world traveler, and sports fan. Sam attended UCLA where he was a Walk-On Pitcher on the Bruin’s 1997 College World Series qualifier.
+ Greg Schnider, Managing Director
Greg has been in the real estate industry for 17 years. Beginning in brokerage, Greg worked for Equis (now Cushman and Wakefield and then Newmark Knight Frank in both the Los Angeles and Washington D.C. offices. During these tenures, Greg represented Fortune 500 companies, US Federal Government agencies, the Los Angeles Unified School District and a variety of other companies and individuals across 20 different states and most property sectors. Greg was the strategic real estate consultant for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest landowner in Los Angeles. Highlights include joint-venture agreements with the city, large administrative leases, occupancy and needs based analyses resulting in cost saving measures set to save the District over $100m as well as the management of an 800-lease portfolio. Greg has completed several million square feet of transactions involving Federal Government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Defense. Highlights include ground up build to suits of 490,000 and 575,000 square feet, both for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Greg moved to Seattle, where he represented Invitation Homes (Blackstone) in the acquisition of over 1,000 single family homes. While in Seattle, he co-founded Caliber Real Estate, a distressed investment firm specializing in the acquisition, financing, renovation and management of single-family homes. He was integral in the growth and success of the company, acting as Partner, CFO and CTO. Within two years, the company had grown from its founding partners to 20 employees and over 50 real estate agents across four offices. After selling his interest in the company, Greg moved back to Los Angeles and joined The Private Bank at Wells Fargo where he was a Real Estate Investment Consultant advising high net worth clients, trusts and family offices. In concert with The Private Bank relationship team, he created and implemented real estate strategy within the context of the clients’ overall wealth and estate plan. Additionally, Greg was the business development leader for the Los Angeles market, handling all prospective client interaction.
Greg joined Blatteis & Schnur in 2019 to lead capital raising efforts and participate in the acquisition of real estate for the firm’s investment arm.
Greg is a member of the Real Estate Division of AIPAC, a Cabinet Member of the Real Estate and Construction Division of the Jewish Federation, and a member NAIOP as well as several other real estate related organizations. Greg has been a “Big Brother” for over 3 years with the Jewish Big Brothers organization and volunteers with the Special Naval Warfare Foundation supporting the families of Navy Seals.
+ Carie J. Boyce, Executive Vice President
Carie J. Boyce has over 30 years experience in a wide variety of leadership positions in the retail and development sectors of the commercial real estate industry. A licensed broker since 1988, Ms. Boyce has held the head of real positions for several retailers including Wherehouse Entertainment, Bristol Farms and Gelson’s Markets, and Sr. VP of leasing positions with Hahn Devcorp and RP Realty Partners. She is currently Executive Vice President of Blatteis & Schnur, a real estate specialty firm focused on enhancing the value of operating retail properties, along with providing various related services, including project envisioning and leasing for both development and existing projects, tenant representation, along with re-positioning and tenant retention strategies. As a broker and consultant, Ms. Boyce has served the site selection and lease negotiation needs for numerous retailers as well as providing consulting and leasing services for a broad spectrum of property owners. She has negotiated over 1,500 lease transactions with a value of over $3 billion.
Ms. Boyce is an active member of ICSC and served for many years on the Southern California Program Committee, and acted as co-chair for the 2008 Western Division Conference. In 2010, she became certified by ICSC in Debt Workout, Transactions and Repositioning of Distressed Assets.
Recent and ongoing projects include Paseo Carlsbad in Carlsbad, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, The Headquarters in San Diego, Carmel Plaza in Carmel and Del Mar Plaza in Del Mar, CA. Current tenant representation assignments include consulting assignments for Trader Joe’s, Byer California’s Outlet Mall expansion and the California rollout of Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores, and Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts in San Diego County.
+ Ashley Brown, Senior Vice President
Ashley has over 14 years of experience specializing in upscale retail leasing and project development consulting. She began her real estate career with Samuels & Company, completing over 80,000 square feet of restaurant lease transactions while consulting with AEG on their LA Live development in Downtown Los Angeles.
Since joining Blatteis & Schnur in 2006, Ashley has leased several high-profile, flagship retail properties including 1415 Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica to Apple, 13038 San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood, Los Angeles to Theory and Helmut Lang and 800 Market Street in San Francisco to Diesel Jeans. She has consulted on and acted as a senior broker in the leasing of several shopping center developments in California and Nevada including The Headquarters in San Diego, California, Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, The Source in Buena Park, California, and Tivoli Village at Queensridge in Summerlin, Nevada. In addition, Ashley has represented high-end retail, entertainment, and restaurant clients such as Crunch Fitness, iPic Entertainment, Kabuki Japanese Cuisine, Karen Millen, Limited Brands, and Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe in their expansion both nationally and locally.
Ashley recently secured a 26,000 square foot flagship location for Victoria’s Secret on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. She currently leases High Street retail properties on Robertson Boulevard and Walnut Street as well as leads the national expansion of Asics and Lolë retail stores.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
+ Jennifer M. Fitzpatrick, Managing Broker
Bio coming soon
+ Sally Vogel, Senior Vice President
Sally is a retail industry leasing veteran and consulting professional with over 23 years’ experience and an extensive background representing over 9MM square feet of renowned properties on behalf of the largest public and private retail development and operating companies, institutional funds and REITS in the country. Since joining Blatteis & Schnur in 2012, Sally has been charged to expand the company’s High Street Retail focus to include portfolio leasing of the prominent Abbot Kinney Boulevard assets and also Brentwood Place in West Los Angeles, California where a focus to procure notable as well as institutional quality tenants resulted in new to market leases with Blue Bottle Coffee, Delta Apparel Group and Fast Retailing Group’s rag & bone, Theory and Helmut Lang. Additionally, Sally’s capacities range from exclusive assignments representing Macy’s for their San Francisco Union Square Flagship to Terramar Properties The Headquarter’s, a 150,000sf historic redevelopment in San Diego, featuring such acclaimed Tenants as Mozza, Season’s 52, Kitson and Puesto. Sally continues her scope of duties as a leasing consultant to third party clients with a concentration on urban mixed use, premier development and operating retail projects as well as select restaurant and retail tenant representation.
Sally brings a comprehensive knowledge of the retail process from merchandising, project design, proforma analysis, lease negotiations as well as construction programming with hands on experience leasing both existing and development projects across multiple retail product types. Sally’s prior positions include the National Senior Director for the Mills Corporation (Now Simon Property Group – Premium Outlets) where she personally procured the portfolio wide roll out of the first flagship outlet locations for Forever 21 as well as leasing for the super-regional West Coast assets including The Block at Orange and Ontario Mills. Formerly, Sally served as Sr. Vice President of Leasing for an urban Hispanic market 500,000 square foot Power Center development for Red Mountain Retail Group, Vice President of The J.H Synder Company, leasing Bella Terra and The River and Sr. Director for Pan Pacific Retail Properties where she leased a 3MM square foot Southern California grocery anchored portfolio. As a Senior Leasing Director for TrizecHahn Properties, Sally’s assignments included both Los Cerritos and Santa Anita Malls and development assets including the internationally recognized Hollywood and Highland center.
Sally has conducted successful retail negotiations with Target, AMC Theaters, Gelson’s Market, Sephora, P.F Chang’s, BCBG Max Azria, Tommy Bahama and Guess among many others.
Sally is an Alumni Merit Award recipient and graduate of University of Southern California with a degree with honors in Economics and Communications and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
+ Stephanie Nguyen, Property Manager
Stephanie Nguyen has over ten years of experience in the real estate market. Starting her career with Personette & Associates in 2005, Stephanie handled the residential sales of luxury properties such as the W Dallas Residences, The Residences at Hotel Palomar and The Sorrento Luxury Residences in Dallas, Texas. Making a move to California, she joined Blatteis & Schnur, Inc., in 2010, where she expanded her knowledge of property management and retail leasing of High Street properties.
Stephanie managed several company owned properties with well-known and celebrated tenants, counting among them Zara, Hollywood Mega, Napoleon Perdis, Allied Advertising, and the ever-present Disney billboard, all located at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard in the Heart of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Additionally, her tenants included Ted Baker and MAC Cosmetics at 131-133 N. Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.
In addition, she leased Del Mar Plaza, the nearly 75,000 square foot, upscale, open-air shopping and entertainment destination located in Del Mar, CA.
After a one-year sabbatical, Stephanie returned to Blatteis & Schnur in 2017 and currently manages all their High Street retail properties such as Brentwood Place and Brentwood Town Center in West Los Angeles, Coffee Bean, Momed, Color Me Mine and Tornante in Beverly Hills, Macy’s Men (100 Stockton) in San Francisco’s Union Square, and three assets along King Street in Charleston, South Carolina housing Lululemon, Oobe, Charleston Shoe Co. & Lake Pajama Wear.
Stephanie is a licensed real estate salesperson in California and Texas and a member of the South Bay Association of Realtors.