A veteran of the commercial retail industry with more than 22 years of experience, Wendy Brand concentrates on landlord leasing, tenant representation and development. From negotiating with long-term tenants to chasing new concepts and creatively making deals happen, Wendy has a knack for the art of the deal.
Wendy joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer in early 2016, after serving as a senior vice president with Legacy Development. During her tenure with that firm, Wendy worked on such projects as Willits Town Center in Basalt, Colorado; Liberty Commons in Liberty, Missouri; Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview, Missouri; Park Place in Leawood, Kansas; and The Legends in Kansas City, Kansas.
Wendy started her real estate career in 1998 at The RH Johnson Company, where she served as vice president for 17 years. While at The RH Johnson Company, she leased and represented a variety of national and local tenants and landlords throughout the Midwest.
Wendy has represented many retailers throughout her career, such as CVS Drug Store, Famous Footwear, Lifetime Fitness, Marco’s Pizza, Rocket Fizz, Sprint, Sport Clips and Starbucks, to name a few. With each unique opportunity in the real estate world, Wendy finds a way of getting the deal executed. Her background as a Kansas City native provides her with even more local market knowledge and greater insight into how each city in the metro operates.
Wendy is also actively involved in many charitable foundations.
Partial List of Tenant/Buyer Representation
- At the Beach
- Crumbl Cookies
- Culvers Restaurant
- Emporia Pavillions LLC
- Famous Footwear
- Lifetime Fitness
- Park Place LLC
- Sports Clips
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe
- Woodhouse Spas
- CoStar Power Broker, Kansas City market, 2018
- Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR), 2020
- Member, Kansas City, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
- Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Licensed real estate salesperson, states of Kansas and Missouri
- Candidate for Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, conferred by CCIM Institute