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Watch Edward Manuel, 34 By Katherine Boccaccio Chain Store Age’s call for nominations of the bright young stars of retail real estate produced scores of entries. Here, some other up-and-comers tell of their proudest accomplishments. Looking ahead, I envision continuing to leverage the Phillips Edison platform that has been built over the last 26 years.” SVP Trademark Property Co. “My greatest professional achievement has been developing our 63-acre, mixed-use development Water- side.” Moreover, “I envision con- tinuing to build authentic and meaningful projects that change and enrich communities.” James Mitchell, 36 SVP CBRE “Working relationally to bring some of the biggest names in retail to the state of Florida has given me a small hand in help- ing to shape Florida’s retail landscape.” Over the next three-to-five years, “I’d like to continue growing my already robust business at an increasing rate by strength- ening my existing relationships and build- ing new relationships with national retail- ers, private developers and institutional investors looking to expand their presence throughout the state of Florida.” James Papandreou, 36 Senior Manager of Corporate Lease Administration Ascena Retail Group “My greatest profes- sional achievement has been that, in my five years at Ascena, I have saved the company over $7 million on reconciliation audits, averag- ing $1.4 million per year.” In the future, “I envision continued growth within the Lease Audit/Real Estate department, and being able to lead my own division.” James is an active member of the National Retail Tenants Association, and teaches the “Understanding CAM Lease Language” course at NRTA’s national conference each year. Ryan Phelps, 32 Ryan Moore, 36 Director of Real Estate Sun Holdings Inc. “Without a doubt, my greatest profes- sional achievement has been becoming a senior member of a nimble, innovative, collaborative and forward-looking Phillips Edison team where I’ve had the opportu- nity to help shape our long-term strategy. “My biggest achievement is hopefully still to come, although I am extremely fortunate for what I’ve been able to ac- complish so far.” In the course of the next three-to-five years, “I hope to grow our company’s portfolio to over 1,500 total units, while simultaneously increasing store sales volumes.” Principal of Investment Management Phillips Edison & Co. CHAINSTOREAGE.COM MAY/JUNE 2017 “My biggest achievement is hopefully still to come, although I am extremely fortunate for what I’ve been able to accomplish so far. I hope to grow our company’s portfolio to over 1,500 total units, while simultaneously increasing store sales volumes.” Ryan Phelps, Sun Holdings Jeremy Zidell, 37 EVP Brokerage The Retail Connection “I feel that my greatest professional achievement thus far is to have developed a nationwide personal network and un- derstanding of commercial real estate at a relatively young age, which affords me the ability to have educated macro-perspec- tives across wide-ranging geographies.” Looking ahead, “I envision continuing to be a student of the business but also to use my ongoing experience to sharpen my abilities not only as a broker but as an astute investor.” 71