Mike Rielly joined SRS in 2018 as the national leader of SRS’ Signature Group and Managing Principal in the Los Angeles office as part of the Southern California leadership team. With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, and an extensive background incubating and serving best-in-class brands in various categories, Mike has particular expertise in assisting international retailers with a U.S. transition or expansion as well as early retail template formation for domestic and global brands. Over his career he has had the privilege of working with companies such as Uniqlo, Scotch & Soda, Rodd & Gunn – New Zealand, AG / Adriano Goldschmied, Robert Graham, iPic Theaters, Havaianas Brazil, Café Del Mar – Ibiza, Aesop, Superdry, True Religion, Mango, Carmen Steffens, Ed Hardy, Rip Curl, Michael Stars, Fred Segal, Billabong, and many others. Most recently, Mike was president of Next Wave Retail, Inc. in Los Angeles, and has been a part of over $1 billion in transactions over the past two decades.
Mike is a New York Bar-certified attorney and practiced in Manhattan after graduating from Cornell University and Notre Dame Law School. In 1998, he moved to Los Angeles to work with Michael Ovitz, former President of Disney, in his start-ups AMG Studios and Lynx Equity Acquisitions. Shortly after, he joined Townsend & Associates, a prestigious retail tenant representation firm based in Los Angeles, to help grow their client roster and dealmaking around the U.S.