Mez Birdie is Director of Retail Services at NAI Realvest based in Orlando, FL. His focus and specialization is in tenant representation, site selection, build-to-suit, sale-leaseback, receivership, and property management. He has negotiated transactions with several national retailers and restaurateurs such as; Walmart, Barnes & Noble, CVS, Walgreens, Academy, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot/Office Max, Ashley, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, Food Lion, Havertys, Ross, Wendy’s, Burger King, Denny’s, Golden Corral, IHOP, Yum Brands and other prominent retailers.
Prior to joining NAI, Mez was Senior Vice President – Acquisitions & Portfolio Management for National Retail Properties, Inc., (NYSE:NNN), a REIT specializing in retail properties and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. At NNN, he was involved in leasing, acquisition and portfolio management of over 425 retail properties located in 40 states, serving 110 retail tenants and concepts.
With the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Mez is an Emeritus instructor and rewriting of Marketing, Leasing & Management of Retail Properties course and textbook. He has also written articles for the Journal of Property Management and gave presentations at IREM, ICSC, NRTA and CCIM conferences. Mez is also a member of IREM’s “Academy of Authors.” Mez is a member and involved with IREM, ICSC, NRTA and CCIM Institute.