Greg S. George brings a diverse track record in retail real estate to Clarion Consulting with achievements in land acquisition, marketing, sales and operations. His primary focus for over 35 years has been on new store development. Greg’s first ten years in corporate real estate were with McDonald’s Corporation and Ralph’s Grocery Company where he held various positions while opening scores of new locations.
Mr. George served in various positions for The Home Depot spanning an 18-year period where he became responsible for the portfolio expansion strategy, lease negotiation and operations in the Western Region. At Home Depot, Greg implemented over 85 new store openings which resulted in over $15 billion of added corporate book value. He directed a development team of consultants, including civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineers and architects along with land use and transactional attorneys. Greg served as the Western Regional Director of Real Estate Development for Sears, Roebuck and Company for a two-year period. Greg was the Regional Vice President of Real Estate for Dick’s Sporting Goods, where he managed store development in the western states, from site selection through lease negotiation. Mr. George currently is Vice President of Real Estate for Fitness International.
Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He has completed various courses in location and management of shopping centers and is a guest lecturer at USC’s School of Real Estate.