“The McGarey Group's determination and persistence is unmatched in the retail industry. Their collective team provides loyal client service, and no matter how hard the task, never give up. They impart thoughtful advice on tenant positioning and placemaking within retail properties. It has always been an absolute pleasure working with such an experienced and well connected team.

Eugene Stacy
Ballast Investments

“Denver McGarey and his team are simply the best. There is no one more professional, more charismatic, or more well connected in the retail real estate community than he and his platform. His commitment to his client, and to winning, are second to none. No matter how many projects he is working on, it always feels like yours is the only one and certainly the most important. He is the embodiment of leadership, class, and should give lessons on the true definition of teamwork. I wish all of my consultants were as good as this team. When your project is over, not only will you be colleagues, you will be lifelong friends. Denver never says goodbye, it's always “until we meet again.”

Seth Davis
Principal - U.S. Real Estate
The Carlyle Group

“The McGarey Group are true partners, committed to constantly and consistently delivering their best efforts. Denver treats a project as if it were his own, and will champion it and pursue the best tenants for the project. The full McGarey Team are diligent and resourceful, and all around wonderful people to work with.”

Laurie Stone
Associate Senior Vice President
University Real Estate and Asset Management

“Denver and his team approach each asset as if they own it. This ownership mentality combined with their deep bench of relationships built over decades in the retail leasing business, expedites the traditionally cumbersome leasing process. Layered on top is an unwavering work ethic, creative problem-solving approach, and dedication to getting deals across the finish line. Most importantly, this is all accomplished with an unyielding dedication to honesty and integrity.”

Jim Dillavou
Paragon Commercial Group

“Denver and Chris and the team are some of the most dedicated and strategic partners that I have ever worked with! We would not have been able to create a successful project like Atlantic Station without their participation.”

Jim Jacoby
Founder, Chairman & CEO
The Jacoby Group

“I have had the pleasure of working with The McGarey Group on over 1.5 million square feet of Real Estate over the last 6 years on challenging projects that were in need of a turnaround. The McGarey Group brought hard work and creative ideas, but most importantly, they brought results. Each project signed major leases that resurrected each asset driving the much needed momentum towards stabilization. The entire team has the innate ability to mesh with all teams and all personalities involved. They can lead when it's required or can be lead. There is not a team that I would rather work on a project with than The McGarey Group. ”

Ethan Kingsley
Vice President

“It has been a pleasure knowing and working with The McGarey Group over the past 30 years. This family-owned boutique retail merchandising, leasing, and management company is a gem in today's world. Their lengthy experience, expertise and nimbleness transcends what is available with major national brokerage firms. Their longstanding involvement in the retail retail estate platform provides a unique insight into an ever-changing and evolving industry.”

E. Ray Michaels, Jr.
Senior Vice President - Acquisitions & Finance

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with The McGarey Group on a proposal to develop a world class, multi-functional waterfront destination at the Port of Los Angeles, CA. Our consortium encountered several very difficult challenges throughout the project and Denver was uniquely able to hold in balance both direct leadership and quiet coalition building as each scenario warranted.

Denver and Chris McGarey and their team were first class partners consistently going above and beyond expectations to achieve success for our team. Their depth and breadth of both expertise and the right relationships sets The McGarey Group apart. I look forward to working with them again and would not hesitate to recommend The McGarey Group without qualification.”

Quinn Heidenreich
Founder & Managing Partner
Allied Strategic Partners

“I've had the pleasure and privilege of working with The McGarey Group in a variety of opportunities over the last decade. In my extensive experience in the development arena, The McGarey Group ranks as a top firm with solid experience, knowledge and creative power. They have an unparalleled, unique ability to take on complex projects demanding varieties of disciplines and expertise to come together and create some of the most regarded and exciting retail projects built in our times. The McGarey Group name adds credibility and unique momentum to the projects they become a part of.”

Mike Wilson
Paragon Entertainment, LLC

“Denver, Chris and their associates combine an unusual set of skills with respect to retail properties. Their abilities go far beyond simple project leasing and they act as an owner's partner, colleague and ambassador to the whole retail community. They earn respect through their unwavering commitment to all aspects of their projects.”

Joel Mayer
Executive Vice President

“The McGarey Group provided development, merchandising and leasing services for a 2 million square foot mixed-use development in Malvern, PA called Uptown Worthington. Their team worked with us through conceptual planning, entitlements and anchor leasing. The McGarey Group's execution was strategic and they delivered as planned. Under immense pressure they performed with great professionalism and integrity.”

James Savard
Director of Commercial Development and Retail Leasing
O'Neill Properties Group

“Denver McGarey is one of the few guys out there that really gets it. He doesn't just lease space, he helps to create a PLACE. That is a very special talent in today's world. He is the “go to” guy when one is putting together the leasing team for that special project. I would not want to work with anyone else.”

John Clark
Design Collective

“No company, in any field, brings more class, integrity, and professionalism to the business than The McGarey Group. These foundation blocks, coupled with the comprehensive understanding and innovation they bring to the table, give us all a standard of excellence to strive for... just a first class group run and operated by top notch individuals.”

Parker Mount
Milestone Development Group
A division of Milestone Hospitality

“The McGarey Group's passion for design and leasing excellence leads to superior tenant results.”

Alan Benjamin
Sr. Vice President of Real Estate - Partner
Cinemark Theatres

“The McGarey Group was an integral part of our marketing and leasing team at Westgate City Center. Denver and Chris's energy and expertise allowed us to accomplish goals that at some points seemed unachievable.”

Steve Ellman
Chairman and CEO
The Ellman Companies

“Denver is a seasoned member of our industry who exudes integrity, intelligence and raw creative talent on a daily basis. As someone who has had the privilege to work with Denver in many different capacities, I can assure you that he is smart, capable, trustworthy and has the determination to consistently do the right thing for all involved.”

Jeff Gaul
Senior Vice President Store Development

“In today's fast-paced economy, having the knowledge of and access to key tenants is incredibly important and can make or break any project. Denver and his team have long been able to make a leasing plan come alive with the optimum tenants, thereby helping to insure the success of the project.”

Abe J. Schear
Chair, Commercial Real Estate/Leasing
Co-chair, Real Estate Group
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP

“The McGarey Group has been a wonderful collaborator and key contributor to Archstone. We have had the pleasure of working with Denver and his group in various capacities and have found them an industrious, creative, and capable partner. Their ability to seamlessly integrate into our project team - particularly for large scale mixed use urban redevelopments - has been extremely helpful and their consistent enthusiasm is always appreciated.

In particular, The McGarey Group joined our team in 2008 to help redevelop a 50 acre mixed use project in Anaheim, known as 57 Centrum. The development program includes a regional lifestyle retail center, two hotels, an office tower, 500 luxury apartment units, and parking to accommodate each use. Situated next to Angel Stadium and adjacent to an Amtrak commuter rail, the importance of “place-making” is essential and The McGarey Group has been vital to that end. With multiple stakeholders, including the City of Anaheim, the Angels organization, Amtrak, multiple community groups, private citizens, and an ongoing EIR/CEQA review, the entitlement process has been incredibly complex and challenging. However, The McGarey Group has been a steadfast partner and continues to assist in pushing the project forward.

In all instances and occasions where The McGarey Group has worked with Archstone, we have found the partnership to be fruitful and would recommend their services unequivocally.”

Eric D. Buchanan
Archstone - Development

“Denver and I spent the better part of three years working closely on Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Georgia, for AIG where I got to know and respect him: we subsequently worked together on two other projects. While principally on the leasing end of development, Denver's skills and knowledge of our business are far wider and deeper, possessing a wealth of experience which enables him to make important contributions to project vision, design and market position. Denver and his associates are a masterful leasing team: they have been on the cutting edge of the evolution of the mall business into the many variations that exist today, especially mixed use.”

Bruce Macleod
BMAC Real Estate, LLC

“After the decades that I have spent developing projects across the country, I can say that Denver has my great respect as someone who consistently exhibits his enthusiasm and commitment to creating the highest quality projects. Denver has a deep understanding of retail as a driving force for future development and growth that serves clients, tenants, customers and communities to create projects of lasting value.

Denver and the organization he leads have the unique ability to rise to the challenge and go beyond the status quo to successfully deliver projects that are often referred to as “the Next Generation” in shopping center development. While he takes lessons from the past, Denver's commitment and vision will continue to serve his business and the industry as we proceed into the future.”

John P. Boorn
Boorn Partners

“I have known and collaborated with F. Denver McGarey for over fourteen years. His knowledge, insight, experience and wisdom for our industry in unsurpassed. I have personally collaborated on the design of many mixed-use urban retail projects with Denver and have found the experience fulfilling, always creative and educational. While his knowledge and concern has been directed towards the success of the retailers, Denver has never lost sight of the civic and cultural contributions that these retail amenities provide for our communities.”

Joseph M. Antunovich, AIA
Antunovich Associates

“I have personally known Denver for several years now and have had the pleasure of closing on a number of transactions with him during that time. I find Denver to be honest, a man of integrity, dedicated to the industry, intelligent, very insightful, and most of all, passionate. He would be an asset by bringing his personal experience and understanding of the complex issues our industry faces. As a 28 year veteran that has owned, developed, leased, and managed retail projects, he will be invaluable to the industry as we tackle the issues ahead.”

William T. Freeman
Chief Executive Officer
Shula Restaurant Group

“A sound real estate development strategy is crucial to the success of any retail organization. The McGarey Group has proven to be an invaluable partner time and again, infusing both integrity and enthusiasm into every business dealing. Additionally, The McGarey Group has the expertise and intellect to effectively navigate even the most complex and high-stakes projects. In my 40-year career, I have worked with a number of partners across various industries, and The McGarey Group ranks high on the list of the best.”

Jim O'Donnell
Chief Executive Officer
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
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