SAN DIEGO, CA—Marcus & Millichap has appointed Rick Puttkammer to the position of regional director of the firm’s National Retail Group (NRG). Puttkammer is based in the firm’s San Diego office and his appointment is part of the firm’s strategy to enhance its brokerage support and client services.

“We are fortunate to attract a solid retail investment expert like Rick to the firm as part of our management team,” says Bill Rose, vice president and national director of the NRG. “He has over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of advising on over $1 billion of retail investment and leasing transactions as well as shopping center development.

“His extensive experience and relationships facilitate matching our clients’ retail real estate objectives with our local investment brokers’ expertise and act as a gateway for clients to benefit from our research, financing, and national platform.”

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Puttkammer was senior vice president at Colliers International in San Diego, where he focused on institutional investment sales in the Western United States.  Prior to Colliers, he was a senior vice president at Flocke & Avoyer, and prior to that, a managing director at Cushman & Wakefield (formerly Burnham Real Estate,) responsible for managing a 20-person retail team, specializing in shopping center properties. 

During his career, Puttkammer has specialized in all aspects of shopping center ownership, assisting in land acquisition, entitlement, development, leasing, management and disposition of retail assets. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University, and he is an advisor to the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate. Puttkammer received his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2000 and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

With more than 1,300 investment professionals located throughout the United States and Canada, Marcus & Millichap is a leading specialist in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services.