Peter Orlando is a commercial real estate veteran with over 35 years of retail leasing, tenant representation, and investment opportunity experience.
Peter’s career started in 1985 with Grubb & Ellis Company. Peter later founded Commercial Retail Associates (a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail properties) in 1990 and was a shareholder for 10 years. Currently, Peter is a partner of Retail California, which recently merged with Pearson Realty/Grubb & Ellis to form the largest independent commercial real estate company in Central California.
Peter lists over 2 million square feet of retail space consisting of ground up neighborhood and power-promotional centers in the seven Central Valley counties. Peter represents such name retailers as JP Morgan Chase Bank, Smart Foodservice, Ross Stores, dd’s Discounts, Grocery Outlet, Café Rio and Haircuts Plus.
Peter is an active participant with International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as past Program Chair of the Monterey, CA convention. Peter is a lifetime resident of Fresno, CA and graduated from California State University at Fresno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing in 1985. Peter serves on the Board of Directors for St. Patricks Day Golf Foundation and is also a Presidents Club Board member for Community Hospitals of California.
J. Orlando - Professional Resume
Shopping Center: SEC
of Clovis and Herndon, Clovis. 130,000 square foot
neighborhood center with 43,000 square feet or retail
shops. Currently 100% leased at an average of $1.25
per square foot in 1993.
Faire Shopping Center, Fresno: Power Center
anchored by Mervyns, Home Depot, Smart and Final and
PetsMart. Pre-leased 80% of 35,000 square feet prior
to July construction start. Averaged highest rent per
square foot in Fresno area at the time. Currently 100%
Square Shopping Center, Fresno: SWC of Champlain
and Perrin, anchored by Save Mart and Longs Drugs. Center
total to include 132,000 square feet with 90,000 square
feet developed during Phase I. 91% of the center was
pre-leased. The rent is based at $1.35 per square foot.
Faire Shopping Center, Fresno: SEC of Shaw and
Valentine. Responsible for creating the center by selling
the land and bringing UA Movie Theaters (a total of 40,000
square feet.) and Blockbuster Music (13,500 square feet)
to the project. Currently 100% leased.
Viejo Shopping Center : SEC of Walnut and Akers.
Pre-leased 96% of the retail shops, prior to construction
completion (approximately 25,000 square feet). Rancho
Viejo is anchored by Save Mart Supermarkets
Marketplace: NEC of Fowler and Herndon. Ralphs
and Walgreens anchored the shopping center. Pre-leased
a majority of this center with tenants such as Cold Stone
Creamery, Starbuck’s, Quizno’s, Mail Boxes,
Etc. and Panda Express.
Nees Station: SEC of Willow and Nees. Anchored
by Save Mart and Longs Drugs. Pre-leased 100% prior to
occupancy and opened in October of 2001.
Marketplace: SWC of Shaw and Brawley. Brought
anchor, Foods Co. Opened in Fall of 2002.
Depot Shopping Center: South of the SEC of Willow
and Nees. Was responsible for creating this Center, bringing
Anchor Trader Joes to the Center. Negotiated land sale.
97% leased prior to construction. Opened in January of
this year (2004).
Commons . NEC of Herndon and Willow in Clovis.
A Target anchored shopping center with 325,000 square
feet of retail space. Negotiated land sale and 85% pre-leased
prior to construction. Center to open in October of 2006.
Anchor & Quasi
Grocery Company (3)
(Ralphs Warehouse Concept) (3)
to $10 Stores (20 stores)
Caesars Pizza ( 8 Stores)
Cards ( 6 Stores)
Tire & Rubber
Bell ( 8 stores )
- Herndon & Willow
- First & Shields
- Herndon & Willow
NEC – 34 acres
- West Acres Center / Fresno, 100,00 sq. ft. Center
- McFrugals Plaza / Fresno
- Midtown Plaza
- Hallmark Towne Center
- Madera Marketplace
- Blackstone Plaza
- Shaw Blackstone Center
- Windmill Marketplace
Grocery : Representing
Ralph’s Grocery concept and Foods Co from Porterville
to Redding. Completed six (6) transactions to date. Currently
working on 2-4 transactions.
Martinizing : Recently negotiated ten (10) new
stores and will coordinate expansion throughout the San
Joaquin Valley. Twenty-five store chain.
Mutual Bank : Representing the bank in locating
new branches in the Central San Joaquin Valley and beyond
on a case-by-case basis. Completed six (6) transactions.
Currently working on six (6) – eight (8) transactions.
Stone Creamery : Completed five (5) transactions
and representing the area franchisee in an area from Fresno
Linens. Responsible for stores in the Central
Valley from Porterville to Stockton. Currently have two
California State University Fresno and graduated with a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in
Marketing. Graduated in 1985.
Grubb & Ellis Company
Founded Commercial Retail Associates, Inc.
Joined Fortune Associates
Founded Retail California
Whitaker, Real Estate Manager
Ralph’s Grocery Company: (925) 200-3239
Chester, Vice President of Real Estate
Washington Mutual Bank: (949) 733-4733
Cahan Properties: (858) 613-2929
Walden Development: (650) 348-3232
Loubet, Vice President,
Regency Centers: (949) 726-6035
Anna’s Linens: (714) 460-2802