Ray has specialized in retail investment sales for over 30 years. Ray is responsible for the disposition of retail properties and has directed the sale of more than four million square feet of retail properties in Florida, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.
Prior to joining Avison Young, Ray served as a Senior Director of Capital Markets for Cushman & Wakefield. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, he was a member of the Grubb & Ellis Capital Markets Group, where he provided asset management, consulting, valuation services, disposition services, and in some cases, acted as receiver, for commercial real estate loan holders and special servicers including CW Capital, LNR, Midland, C-III Aegon and US Bank. Prior to that Ray oversaw retail investment sales throughout the southeast for Lat Purser & Associates after spending 15 years with The Trammell Crow Company and its predecessor companies where Ray was responsible for the firm’s retail investment sales. Earlier in his career he was Vice President of the Atlanta Merchandise Mart for John Portman and involved in the development of Trammel Crow’s 1.5 million square foot Infomart in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, for several years he served as President and COO of “Tennis Lady”, an upscale national women’s active wear chain based in NY where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations and the company and its real estate holdings.
Ray holds a Bachelor of Business Education from Florida State University. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
- Member of ICSC
- Graduate of FSU School of Business