Justin Cottrell


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Justin began his career in the shopping center industry in 1998 in Visual Merchandising and Marketing with Copaken White & Blitt’s Illinois Retail Portfolio. In his six years in Illinois, Justin held positions in all aspects of commercial property management and leasing and ultimately was promoted to Assistant Manager of Eastland Mall, a 765,000 sf, five anchor regional enclosed mall.

As Assistant Manager his primary responsibility was short term and long term local leasing, marketing and special events. Additionally he was responsible for negotiating short term leases with national level tenants for five other regional malls.

In August 2005, Copaken White & Blitt relocated Justin to their corporate office in Kansas City where he was assigned to negotiate long term retail leases for their portfolio. In addition to leasing, Justin was directly responsible for preparing budgets, merchandising plans, tenant retention and marketing materials for the centers.

In August of 2010, Justin moved to KC Commercial Realty Group as a principal of the company. His primary responsibilities include leasing and marketing retail space, property management oversight, and expanding third party brokerage and management assignments, He is also involved developing retail centers and multi-family buildings in the Kansas City area such as Quivira 95 Shops in Overland Park, KS and Centropolis on Grand in downtown Kansas City, MO. Additionally, Justin represents Panda Express, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Burger King, Earthwise Pet Supply and Topper’s Pizza in the Kansas City Metro area and has represented other tenants such as Clearwire and AT&T.

Justin is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Association of Produce Market Managers (NAPMM). He is a licensed real estate agent in both Missouri and Kansas.