Jeremy Zidell is an Executive Vice President | Brokerage with the Retail Connection, L.P., a retail services and investment firm based in Dallas. With a dual purpose in both tenant representation and project leasing, Zidell maintains brokerage relationships with some of the nation’s top retailers. Over recent years, he has been integral in the expansion plans of a diverse set of retailers ranging from Equinox, SoulCycle, SweetGreen, Space.NK, and Forty Five Ten to Chase Bank, Dunkin Donuts, Pollo Tropical, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Tuesday Morning and several more regional and local concepts. Over the past five years, Jeremy has helped create and implement the national expansion strategies for both Rally House and Visionworks having transacted over 300 leases in aggregate for those clients and during that same period.
In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, he transacted more deals than anyone else in the firm [138 in 2015] and was also the top overall producer in the company in 2015 & 2016.
Zidell has been privileged to work with landlords and developers such as Simon, General Growth, Developers Diversified, Kimco, Inland, Westfield, and Vornado. He has played a vital role in developments including the 925,000 square foot Arlington Highlands which was voted Best New Retail Development in DFW in 2006 by the Dallas Business Journal. He additionally facilitated the leasing for the combined 600,000 square foot Flower Mound projects inclusive of Highlands Ranch and Robertson’s Creek, the 360,000 square foot Weatherford Ridge power center and is currently working on the 700,000 SF Village at Cumberland Park project in Tyler, Texas. He has also handled the leasing and repositioning of infill urban projects such as Henderson Ave. and Lowest Greenville.
Outside of the office place, Zidell maintains an active role in the real estate community as exemplified by his involvement in International Council of Shopping Centers [ICSC], NTCAR, the Texas Real Estate Commission and Retail Deal Makers. He has also happily volunteered over 100 hours of at Children’s Hospital and is an active participant in Young Texans Against Cancer. Most recently, Jeremy became the President-Elect of The Friends of the Wilkinson Center and was awarded a seat on the Board of the Wilkinson Center.
Zidell graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business with an additional focus in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin in May of 2003.