Our Classroom Live program features seven outstanding presenters who are highly regarded as industry experts in the Real Estate Portfolio Management field.

NRTA is a leading resource of lease administration education for commercial real estate lease professionals who are responsible for commercial real estate lease administration, portfolio management, and operating cost management.

Kudos to our NRTA Classroom Real Estate Management Portfolio TeamGlenn Browne, Esq., Michael Burden, Esq., Teresa Fettig, Kirk Morgan, David Robinson, Esq., Albert Stabile, and Al Williams—who are all in and excited to share their expertise with YOU — 2021’s new and veteran lease administration professionals.

The Classroom Real Estate Management Portfolio Team

Course 1:

Negotiation: Problems, Pitfalls and Potential Resolutions

Co-Presenters:

Glenn Browne, Esq.
David Robinson, Esq.

Course 2:

Real Estate Finance for Lease/Property Administrators

Presenter:

Albert Stabile

Course 3:

Portfolio Optimization and Surplus Property Management

Co-Presenters:

Michael Burden, Esq.
Al Williams

Course 4:

Co-Tenancy, Exclusives and Use Right Waivers – Tenant’s Rights and Remedies

Co-Presenters:

Teresa Fettig
Kirk Morgan

Negotiation: Problems, Pitfalls and Potential Resolution

glen browneCo-Presenter Glenn Browne, Esq.

Glenn Browne is a shareholder in the law firm Braun, Browne & Associates, P.C., in Riverwoods, Ill. His law practice is concentrated in the areas of purchase and sale of real estate, commercial leasing and lease-related matters, and the purchase and sale of businesses.

Glenn obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Illinois. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. While there, he published an article for the University of Illinois Law Review and also served as an Editor for this esteemed academic publication.

Glenn lectures at events throughout the country for organizations including the National Business Institute, National Retail Tenants, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. His expertise includes retail, industrial and office leasing, as well as real estate related matters. Glenn currently serves on the Editorial Board for the newsletter, Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy.

 

david robinsonCo-Presenter David Robinson, Esq.

David Robinson is a Shareholder at the firm of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, PC and focuses his practice on litigation of lease disputes, complex commercial matters, employment law, wage and hour collective actions, construction law, and securities and financial disputes. David earned a B.A. at Stonehill College, (Mass.) cum laude, in 1995, and his J.D. at Suffolk University Law School, (Mass.) also cum laude, in 2000.

He represents retail businesses, restaurants, manufacturers, service providers and financial institutions. His clients rely on his experience and expertise to advise, draft, and negotiate all varieties of contracts, and to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts. Furthermore, David has tried cases before judges, juries and arbitrators in Massachusetts and New York.

He is a frequent lecturer for National Retail Tenants, regularly speaking at its National Conference and webinars. He also contributes timely articles for NRTA’s newsletter on matters of legal significance to retail businesses.

Real Estate Finance for Lease/Property Administrators

albert stabilePresenter Albert Stabile

Albert Stabile is Vice President, Lease Audit, a global advisory practice within CBRE’s Portfolio Services group. Al leads a team of audit specialists dedicated to assisting clients with verification of leasehold obligations, reduction of erroneous expenses, and creation of improved outcomes that lead to stronger profit margins for CBRE’s occupancy clients.

During the span of his career, Al and his team have delivered cost savings exceeding 250 million dollars.

Al attended post graduate studies at Stern School of Business NYU, and earned his MBA, Accounting, at Seattle University. He is an entrepreneurial, versatile team leader who has demonstrated measurable success in developing, implementing, and managing real estate strategies that support business and financial objectives.

He has overt 25 years of experience managing a diverse and complex cross section of real estate portfolios including, commercial office, retail, and industrial.

In addition, Al’s area of expertise extends further still—and includes subject matters pertaining to lease auditing, lease administration, consulting, and transactions—all with a specific focus on occupancy cost control language. He actively shares his knowledge to aspiring real estate professionals by participating as an adjunct professor for Montclair State University, (N.J.) teaching a capital investments course for its real estate program students.

Portfolio Optimization and Surplus Property Management

michael burdenCo-Presenter Michael Burden, Esq.

Michael Burden is an executive managing director, new business development, at Excess Space Retail Services, Inc., a Newmark company. Founded in 1992, Excess Space is the first national company to focus its business model on disposition, lease restructuring and lease renewal services for retailers nationwide.

Michael’s extensive real estate experience includes more than 20 years concentrating on the retail sector. Over the last decade, his primary focus included marketing, branding and business development, and corporate strategic planning and initiatives. In this latter capacity, he assisted retaining dozens of clients national including 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Bloomin’ Brands, The Gap, GE Capital, Home Depot, Sonic Restaurants, The Sports Authority, T.D. Bank, Walgreens, and Whole Foods.

Prior to 2005, Michael served as director of lease restructuring services for Excess Space. His responsibilities included formulating and implementing the process and procedures for the lease restructuring business model—a model now widely considered the most sophisticated in the retail industry. In addition, he implemented dozens of custom-tailored, best-in-class surplus property disposition programs that have generated more than $750 million in savings for retailers.

Michael earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Buffalo.

 

al williamsCo-Presenter Al Williams

Al Williams is an executive managing director, new business development, at Excess Space Retail Services, Inc., a Newmark company. Founded in 1992, Excess Space is the first national company to focus its business model on disposition, lease restructuring and lease renewal services for retailers nationwide.

A 20-year veteran at Excess Space, Al is a recognized expert in the field of disposition and lease restructuring.

Al played an integral role in making Excess Space one of the most recognizable brands in the shopping center industry, focusing primarily on marketing, branding and new business development on behalf of the company. He played a key role in building the process and procedures for the lease restructuring and disposition business models that are now widely considered the most sophisticated models in the retail industry.

Moreover, the implementation of these programs, on behalf of over 160 retailers, has resulted in over $4 billion in savings.

Co-Tenancy, Exclusives and Use Right Waivers – Tenant’s Rights and Remedies

teresa fettigCo-Presenter Teresa Fettig

Teresa Fettig is a Senior Lease Analyst at Talbots, an upscale women’s retailer. Formerly a Lease Auditor, she has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, focusing extensively on behalf of tenants. Teresa’s background in lease accounting, lease analysis and commercial lease auditing enables her to provide a detailed evaluation of real estate expenses.

Prior, Teresa held the position of Senior Lease Auditor at Cassidy Turley FHO where she was responsible for providing lease audit services to corporate clients, focusing primarily on the office and commercial industry. She spent the majority of her career in the Real Estate Department of The Talbots, Inc., working from the “ground up”—starting as a Real Estate Assistant and progressing to the position of Lease Compliance Project Manager. As Lease Compliance Project Manager, she was responsible for preparing operating budgets, managing the audit program, performing lease abstraction, and analyzing lease expenses for the Talbots / J. Jill portfolio, where her annual cost savings exceeded $1M.

Teresa earned an Associate Degree at Aquinas Jr. College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Northeastern University.

 

kirk morganCo-Presenter Kirk Morgan

Kirk Morgan has enjoyed 22 years in the real estate lease audit industry and has been with OAG since 2007—first as a Sales and Marketing associate and now as Vice President. He has a history of successful sales and collaborative partnerships with Fortune 500 clients.

Kirk also has served as VP Sales for MP Products, a multi-national manufacturer of home products, for the Americas and Europe, selling to the mass merchant and grocery trade.

He is currently charged with procuring new business for OAG, improving sales and marketing efforts, and managing ever-important client relationships. Kirk attended San Diego earning a BS in Business and a BA in Journalism.