National Real Estate Investment Brokerage Services
Mike Knudsen specializes in leasing, sales, ground-up development and urban infill redevelopment of retail net leased investment properties on a national basis. Mike has a passion for real estate finance and development, and has spent the last nine years honing his quantitative skills and construction knowledge to position himself as a strategic partner capable of creating value for property investors, owners and developers of commercial space.
Mike started his real estate career at CB Richard Ellis as an associate with the Retail Development Advisory Group, actively participating in the leasing of eight commercial power center and lifestyle center projects totaling more than three million square feet and $60 million in consideration, as well as exclusive tenant representation assignments for Target and Home Depot in North Los Angeles County.
University of Notre Dame, B.S. Business Administration, Finance Concentration
California BRE Broker License #01840490
Chartered Realty Investors Society (CRI) Candidate
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Member
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Member
University of Notre Dame Alumni Association
• Avesta Development Group
• East West Bank
• General Services Administration
• Home Depot Inc.
• Hopkins Real Estate Group
• Khoe Family Trust
• LNR Property
• Nikko Capital Corporation
• Panattoni Development
• Target Corporation
• Terramar Retail Centers
• Zhong Family Trust
• 2243 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA (17,999 SF Big Lots-anchored shopping center) – $10,700,000
• 11705 Valley Blvd., El Monte, CA (53,904 SF former Chrysler/Dodge dealership) – $4,400,000
• Plaza at Golden Valley, Santa Clarita, CA (620,000 SF power center anchored by Target, Kohl’s and Lowe’s)
• 47th Street Pavilion, Palmdale, CA (520,000 SF power center anchored by Super Target, Home Depot, Petsmart, Ross and Staples)
• Piemonte at Ontario Center, Ontario, CA (320,000 SF lifestyle center anchored by Target and Best Buy)
• Gateway Promenade, Valencia, CA (130,000 SF lifestyle center anchored by Urban Home and Home Consignment)
For the past 20 years, Giovanni has been managing investment portfolios consisting of real estate, commodities, and hard assets and exceeding over $150 million in transaction volume. Originally born in London, England to Italian parents, he moved to Los Angeles around 16 years ago before a stint in the European & the Middle Eastern financial markets. Back firmly on US soil, Giovanni has implemented a client-focused approach to brokerage that has enabled him to forge stellar investor relationships with high net worth individuals and institutions globally.
He has developed expertise in both the global investment arena and the US commercial real estate market that has put him in a strong position to add significant value to his client base for every transaction, regardless of its size or complexity.
As the Director of Single Tenant Net-Leased Investments for the NNN Properties Group, Giovanni specializes in the daily needs subsector of retail, spanning from single tenant grocers, to pharmacies, to discount and convenience stores. He is an adamant believer in well located real estate leased to established, resilient, recession-proof national retailers that delivers great cash flow and long-term appreciation backed by strong corporate guarantees.
He is also huge advocate of leveraging technology to help deliver a superior experience to his clients all the while keeping in the forefront of his mind that real estate all ways has been and always should be about people and relationships.
California BRE Salesperson License #02014410
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Candidate
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Member
Unlike many typical commercial brokers who lack a specialized focus, we are talking exclusively with retail net leased developers, private and institutional sellers, and other retail net leased brokers across the country on a daily basis. This disciplined strategy provides our clients with access to a voluminous inventory of retail investment opportunity on the market — including off market opportunities that less focused brokers aren’t aware of — as well as one of the largest pool of retail buyers in the country.
We have cultivated strong, longstanding relationships with excellent net leased brokers with extensive experience in retail investment sales in every major metropolitan center in the United States. Our national broker network allows us to transact deals across the country without sacrificing local market expertise.
Our exclusive focus on investment-grade retail net leased properties has enabled us to compile one of the most comprehensive proprietary databases of private and institutional developers, buyers, and owners of single and multi-tenant properties in the industry. These are the only properties we track, giving our clients unparalleled reach and results.
We are committed to providing our clients with property-specific marketing campaigns, including high-quality aerial photography and in-depth local market analysis for every property we list. We couple our superior offering memorandums with a proactive marketing campaign to ensure that each listing reaches the desk of every active retail net leased buyer, NNN broker and 1031 accommodator in the country, ensuring optimal results.
Unlike most typical commercial brokers, we understand how the tech sector is reshaping our industry, and we leverage emerging technologies from cloud-based customer relationship management software to automated data aggregation techniques for national sales comps, retail investment listings and properties under construction in real time, allowing us to operate as efficiently as possible and providing our clients unfettered access within the retail net leased marketplace.
Proven Track Record
With over ten years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including extensive time at CB Richard Ellis and Colliers International, we have made a commitment to cultivating mutually beneficial, long-term relationships built on honesty, integrity, trust, attention to detail and hark work, and we implement a disciplined, strategic approach with all of our clients. Your business is extremely important to us, and we will not perform a deal that isn’t in your best interests.