Ara H. Rostamian, MRED
Vice President, National Net Lease Group
Ara Rostamian joined SRS as vice president with the National Net Lease Group in the Newport Beach office in 2017. He advises clients in the strategic acquisition, disposition and repositioning of retail real estate properties throughout Los Angeles, Southern California, and the Western U.S.
Ara has more than 13 years of experience in retail real estate. Most recently, he worked with Strategic Development Advisors where he was directly involved in over $115 million worth of retail investment transactions and over $30 million in retail development sites which he sourced for developer clients equating to over $60 million in retail development project values. With an extensive background in valuation and development, he is particularly adept at sourcing retail opportunities with value-add potential for redevelopment or repositioning. He has an intimate knowledge of the market, and his recognition in the local industry as an investment expert has led to speaking engagements on various panels regarding retail investment and development trends.
Ara has a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in real estate from California State University Northridge (CSUN). He is closely involved at USC’s alumni real estate network sitting on the board of the AREN. He is member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), USC Price Real Estate Affiliates and USC Alumni Real Estate Network.