David Gorelick, executive managing director and head of retail for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield. David Gorelick, executive managing director and head of retail for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield.

NEW YORK CITY—Last week Cushman & Wakefield announced it had tapped former Simon Property Group and Ralph Lauren executive David Gorelick as executive managing director and head of retail for the Americas. In an EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Globest.com, the 39-year old retail real estate executive discusses how his prior background will help Cushman & Wakefield service the changing needs of its retail clients and his views on the opportunities that exist in retail markets across the country.