Kam Walton Walton: “The basic fundamentals of retail real estate have not changed: the most valued opportunities are still based upon location, visibility, access, parking and demographics.”

COSTA MESA, CA—Sophisticated retail tenants today are technologically savvy, and they expect their landlords to be the same, Westar AssociatesKam Walton tells GlobeSt.com. Walton was recently named a partner at the real estate development and management company after joining in 2013 as the VP of leasing.

Walton oversees all aspects of leasing the company’s retail portfolio, as well as the management of its in-house leasing team. With more than 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, he is also involved in the planning and execution of the company’s development and acquisition strategies. Prior to joining Westar, he helped lead Cushman & Wakefield’s retail platform expand into the Orange County market, where he was the top-producing retail broker in that firm’s Irvine office each year.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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