Vice President of Acquisitions Named at Wilder
Published: September 25, 2018
Boston (September 25, 2018) – The Wilder Companies, the national retail real estate leasing, management, and development firm announced today that Brian Cosentino has joined the company in the newly created position of Vice President of Acquisitions.
Mr. Cosentino will be responsible for developing retail real estate opportunities to expand the company’s portfolio of open-air centers and mixed-use developments throughout the East Coast. His focus will be on existing center acquisitions where Wilder can use its broad experience reinvigorating centers through redevelopment, remerchandising, and introduction of uses such as entertainment, residential, office, and hospitality.
Prior to joining Wilder, Cosentino worked on the transactions team at UBS Realty Investors in Hartford, Connecticut, closing over $1.5 billion in transactions across the commercial and residential spectrum. Prior to UBS, he worked in various acquisition capacities at the Boston office of CBRE Global Investors and the Connecticut office of Hart Realty Advisers. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Clemson University. Brian is a member of ICSC
Tom Wilder, a company principal, said, “With a changing retail environment and significant goals of growth over the next five years we are pleased to have Brian join our team. We will look to him to proactively navigate the acquisition of core-plus and value-add retail focused assets with repositioning or redevelopment opportunities.”
Wilder is a Boston-based real estate development, management, and leasing firm specializing in the positioning of retail properties. Privately held and owner managed, Wilder’s mission has been and continues to be to create vibrant shopping places that meet and exceed the expectations of customers, retailers, and investors. From lifestyle centers, urban properties, and community centers to mixed-use developments and super-regional malls, the company, in its 40-year history, has developed, managed, and leased over 20 million square feet of retail properties throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Wilder continues to have a diverse portfolio of properties throughout the East Coast.