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June 5, 2020

Ackerman Retail Bolsters Investment Sales Team with Addition of Experienced Broker KB Yabuku

KB, who brings wide-ranging brokerage expertise, joins firm as VP of Investment Sales.

ATLANTA, June 5, 2020 – Strengthening its full-service brokerage team, Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., has added KB Yabuku as Vice President of Investment Sales to join Ackerman Retail Senior Vice President Sean Patrick’s investment sales team. He will advise buyers and sellers in strategic retail investment opportunities throughout the Southeast U.S.

“KB brings deep relationships with investors, proven deal-making ability and extensive commercial real estate and banking expertise that will be crucial in helping us expand our investment sales services,” said Leo Wiener, President of Ackerman Retail.

Added KB Yabuku, “I’m excited to join Ackerman Retail and look forward to using my transaction experience and relationships in the investment community to achieve great results for buyers and sellers of single-tenant and multi-tenant retail properties.”

Prior to joining Ackerman Retail, KB focused on retail development and site selection as Southeast Managing Director for Hart Lyman Companies, and specialized in the sale of net-lease retail properties across the United States in his role as Associate Director at the Stan Johnson Company.

He also worked in the real estate group of BB&T as an underwriter for all property types and at the Staubach Company/JLL as an office tenant representation broker.

A graduate of Georgia State University with a BBA in Real Estate and the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with an MBA in Finance, KB is also a graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership program, Atlanta BeltLine Inc.’s inaugural Beltline University class and a member of  REGA (Real Estate Group of Atlanta).

About Ackerman & Co.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired 37 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has 4.5 million square feet under management, and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion.

Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., offers a best-in-class services platform, delivering solid results for local and multi-market clients across the Southeast. To date, Ackerman Retail has completed more than 10 million square feet of transactions valued at $1.7 billion.  For more information, visit www.ackermanco.com