Kalen Rickard is a Vice President at Strategic Retail Group focusing on Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, and Investment Sales. A Phoenix Native, Kalen graduated from Brophy College Preparatory and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University while being a member of the Sun Devils lacrosse team. Joining Strategic in 2008, Kalen has an extensive locational knowledge, creative market strategies, strong attention to detail, and high level of energy ensuring successful results on his clients’ behalf. Kalen has successfully represented notable developers and landlords including DDR Corp, Clarion Partners, US Bank, Lawrence&Geyser, Stockdale Capital, Jakosky Properties, TerraCotta, and Birtcher Anderson. Kalen has also represented several national, regional and local tenants, including Party City, Retro Fitness, Casual Pint, and Reformed Pilates & Spin helping to develop market entry plans, site selection criteria, competitive site analysis, and negotiating successful long term transactions for his clients’ benefit. In addition, Kalen has a vast knowledge of investment sale transactions and valuation of commercial real estate assets, having represented buyers and sellers of retail assets in Arizona. Kalen is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers having sat on the planning committee for the annual Southwest Idea Exchange. Outside the office, Kalen can be found enjoying one of his favorite local sports teams, on the golf course, enjoying a new restaurant near his uptown Phoenix home, or venturing somewhere new around the world. Follow Kalen on Twitter, @KalenRickard.