Specialty retail services
Brokerage Senior Vice-President
Los Angeles - Downtown
A seasoned commercial real estate advisor in Southern California, I focus on properties in densely populated multicultural and Hispanic markets. In particular, I specialize in retail development, redevelopment, strategic planning and consulting services for owners, retailers and municipalities.
Before joining Colliers, I was with CBRE in Southern California for 14 years. I have been unrivaled throughout my career in the sale, leasing and development of commercial properties in multicultural and Hispanic trade areas throughout California. I have assisted numerous regional, national and international occupiers and, to date, I have been involved in more than 65 shopping center developments that together total more than 6 million square feet.
Over the years, I have developed an impeccable reputation and track record for closing transactions on behalf of both private and institutional landlords and tenants, as well as handling the sale of investment properties. I have also been involved in the sourcing, planning, development and marketing of multiple high-profile projects in Southern California.
Before getting into the brokerage side of commercial real estate, I served as director of acquisitions and leasing for Comstock, Crosser and Associates Development Co., a development company based in Manhattan Beach, CA. There, I was responsible for identifying and acquiring commercial properties for redevelopment, assembling development sites and expansion of Top Valu and Valu + Food Warehouse grocery chains.
Brokerage Vice President
Los Angeles - Downtown
As a Vice President for Colliers based in the Downtown Los Angeles office, I have been part of the Rodriguez Bohorquez Retail Team since 2010. Our team is deeply involved in various product lines such as occupier services, landlord services and investment sales, all within the multicultural and Hispanic market. My individual focus is largely centered on landlord representation, which includes working with various different private and institutional investors on leasing and sales, as well as advising a number of regional and national brand retailers on strategic site selection.
Based in Los Angeles and active throughout the Southwestern United States, the Rodriguez Bohorquez Retail Team combines a dominant market share position, unmatched hyper-relevant market knowledge and in-depth analytics to source opportunities and drive value. This holistic approach empowers our clients to efficiently and effectively capitalize on opportunities at every stage of the real estate cycle. As a true knowledge-based brokerage team, our team actively emphasizes cultural intelligence to bring world-class insight and expertise to our clients and allows them to stay ahead of the curve in identifying optimal real estate solutions. As a result, our team’s knowledge in the area of Hispanic market trends are unmatched in the industry.
Prior to joining Colliers International in 2013, I graduated from USC in 2009 and spent time at CBRE as well as Marcus & Millichap. While at Marcus and Millichap, I focused on investment sales for retail properties and shopping centers in the San Fernando Valley. I also have experience with the Westfield Corporation where I was involved with property management of the Valencia Town Center.
When not working, I enjoy traveling and spending my free time with my wife, young daughter and friends, who will tell you that I’m am always up for a game of basketball.
Specialized Expertise, Localized Knowledge
Formed to assist retailers, owners, investors and developers identify and capitalize on real estate opportunities in ethnic markets, our team understands first-hand the power and potential of the expanding Hispanic and Millennial market segments.
We believe a collaborative spirit built on a foundation of loyalty and trust is critical to success in our business, which is why over the last 25 years, our team has developed and maintained relationships with an expansive network of professionals with similar stories throughout the United States.
Our combination of local market expertise, cultural intelligence and the national influence, coverage and resources provided by the Colliers platform positions our team to generate the highest and best result for every one of our clients.
Our team provides dominant market strength, deal-making expertise, strategic technology and unrivaled cultural intelligence to deliver immediate impact and powerful results.
As a true knowledge-based brokerage team, our team actively emphasize cultural intelligence to bring world-class insight and expertise to our clients. As a result, our team’s knowledge in the area of Hispanic market trends are unmatched in the industry. Our cultural intelligence allows our clients to stay ahead of the curve in identifying optimal real estate solutions. By pairing research technology, including progressive demographic and mapping services, with our deep market insight, our team is equipped to anticipate the choices of second- and third-generation populations—including the new Millennial generation—within the multicultural communities we serve.
Our Competitive Advantage:
- Exclusive Ethnic Market Focus
- Deep On-the-Ground Market Knowledge & Experience
- Emphasis on Hispanic & Millennial Cultural Intelligence
- Niche National, Regional & Local Expertise
- Extensive Nationwide Professional Network
- Valuable Research, Marketing & Mapping Technology
- Reliable & Efficient Transaction Processing
Exceeding client expectations
James Rodriguez has been entrenched in the Greater Los Angeles multicultural retail market since 1993. Prior to joining Colliers International in 2013 and forming the Retail Foresight team, he operated the CBRE Hispanic Retail Team for 14 years. Today, the team continues to provide services within multicultural and Hispanic markets, including for the growing Millennial populations that have come to define those communities in recent years. Having been involved in transactions for more than 65 retail centers and developments that together total more than 6 million square feet and represent multiple international, national and regional retailers, the team has unquestionably established itself as a dominant market force.
Colliers is a leader in the acquisition and disposition of income-producing properties. The combined benefit of Colliers extensive global platform and the creative, strategic approach of a group focused on multicultural markets has allowed our team to consistently exceed client expectations. Our team has a knack for identifying additional value by way of our reach within a niche pool of investors, developers, owners and users.
Accurate market data for the retail industry can be difficult to obtain. Our team obtains much of this information first-hand, or rather, creates it through a high volume of real estate transactions in a broad spectrum of projects. As a result, clients benefit from the most accurate and up-to-date information, including for critical data points such as cap rates, sale comparables, rental rates, vacancy rates and other variables affecting value in multicultural markets.
Relevant experience matters
Landlords looking to get ahead of market shifts are proactive in preserving occupancy and filling vacancies. Working with an experienced team that has access to international, national, regional, local and niche multicultural retailers and business owners is a necessary component. We provide access to a relevant tenant database combined with timely and accurate market data, creative thinking and strategic ideas, tailored specifically to each client’s needs.
Below is a partial list of the landlords we represent:
- AFC Commercial Real Estate Group
- American West Investment Company
- Arroyo Seco Development Group
- Bilak Investments
- Cannon Commercial
- City Ventures
- Comstock Crosser & Associates
- Duckett-Wilson Development Company
- FURST Enterprises
- GDA Companies
- Griffin Property Management
- Harvey Capital Corp
- JH Real Estate Partners
- Kimco Realty
- Langdon Street Capital
- Meta Housing Corporation
- Milan Capital
- Northgate Markets
- Overton Moore Properties
- PPI Capital
- Red Mountain Retail Group
- Regency Centers, L.P.
- Robertson Properties Group
- Superior Grocers
- T.R.F. Pacific
- Thomas Safran & Associates
- Tourmaline Capital
- Vallarta Supermarkets
- Vazin Real Estate Associates
- Watt Companies
- World Oil Marketing Company