JLL today announced the appointment of Erika Schanke as Executive Vice President of Global Retail Development. Erika will be responsible for the company’s global retail business development initiatives, increasing communication and cross-selling across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
“We are very pleased to welcome Erika as we continue to drive JLL Retail’s global expansion and invest
in our platform to serve our customers,” said Naveen Jaggi, president of Retail Advisory Services, JLL.
“This is an opportune time for Erika to join us, as retail has seen a significant rebound over the past few years.
quarters and inflation begins to put the brakes on big-ticket items like homes and cars, giving consumers more
disposable income – which has retailers in expansion mode right now. His experience in development
global relations and the implementation of strategic planning solutions for multinational companies
enable it to help our business partners achieve their goals.
Previously, Schanke was Vice President at New York-based Odyssey Retail Advisors LLC, focused on
proprietary clientele and luxury retail partnerships. Prior to her role at Odyssey Retail, she was at
Cushman & Wakefield for over 13 years, where as Managing Director of Retail she led
multi-market initiatives for the Americas.
Based in JLL’s New York office, she will act as a leading advisor dedicated to cross-border retail
expansion and will join as a member of the JLL Global Retail Board. Schanke’s skills will help drive
JLL’s retail business globally by helping customers identify new revenue streams and creatively optimize
their global real estate assets.
Additionally, Schanke’s experience with luxury brands adds value to his luxury demand role.
is incredibly strong globally and is rebounding much faster than other retailers in major corridors. luxury is
is already expected to exceed 2019 sales in 2022, according to JLL Retail Research and Statista.
In this role, Schanke will partner with Charlotte Elstob, Head of Global Business Development for JLL
industry leader, to continue to fill gaps in global retail distribution needs through JLL retail
Industrial Task Force, a mixed-service model that addresses the entire real estate evolution lifecycle
requirements between merchants and commercial building owners. Cross-collaboration between Retail and
Industrial offers its customers an end-to-end approach that spans the full depth and breadth of the company’s business
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