ATLANTA—Avison Young reports that retail outletspecialists Lisa Quier Wagner and DavidHinkle have joined its Atlanta office as principals withthe brokerage firm. The two real estate veterans bring about 50years of combined commercial real estate experience to thecompany.

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Both Wagner and Hinkle will focus on their corespecialties—outlet-center strategic direction, marketing andmanagement, as well as leasing guidance and tenant advisoryexpertise, according to Steve Dils, principal andmanaging director of Avison Young's Atlanta office.

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Most recently, Wagner and Hinkle were partners of the OutletResource Group, a specialty retail consultancy firm, which theyco-owned and co-founded.

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“I am extremely pleased that Lisa and David, two leadingoutlet-center experts, have chosen to join Avison Young,” Dilssays. “They fit perfectly into our Principal-led culture, and bothare highly respected in the outlet-center sector as a result oftheir many years of ongoing, distinguished service.”

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Prior to forming the Outlet Resource Group, Wagner was a partnerwith EWB Development LLC, focusing on outlet-center development andturnaround projects across North America, while handling marketingprojects through her pre-existing consultancy firm, QTM, Inc. Shestarted in the outlet-center segment in 1988 as vice-president anddirector of marketing for McArthur Glen Group in Washington, DC,actively participating in the company's development program andcreating and executing marketing programs for a company portfoliothat grew to 22 outlet centers.

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Wagner went on to develop and open centers in Germany, Scotland,Sweden and France, both with McArthur Glen Europe and then as afounding partner in London-based Outlet Centers International.Since returning to North America in 2001, she has been involved inthe development and redevelopment of dozens of outlet projects.

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Prior to launching the Outlet Resource Group, Hinkle worked withWagner at EWB and, prior to that, spent 17 years as president andCEO of National Book Warehouse, Inc. (NBW), where he establishedthe company's real estate department. He also helped pioneer thespecialty retail segment of the business and oversaw all leasing,construction and lease administration for NBW's permanent storebase, which he helped to expand dramatically. During his tenure atNBW, Hinkle leased in excess of 7 million square feet of retailspace in 42 states. He also successfully executed a leveragedbuyout of the New York-based company in 2001.

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