Texas Retail Renovation in Houston

Crystal Allen

Allen leads the project leasing team to provide consulting, marketing, merchandising and
leasing services to landlords and developers. Her profound expertise covers a range of
asset classes including traditional neighborhood, regional and super-regional shopping
centers, mixed-use developments, lifestyle centers, and entertainment venues. Allen also
provides tenant representation services and market strategy for local, regional and
national retailers and restaurants looking to expand their concepts.
Prior to joining Transwestern in 2012, Allen worked as a senior leasing agent for Brixmor
Property Group (formerly Centro Properties Group), the second largest owner of open air
neighborhood and regional shopping centers in the nation. With an assigned portfolio of
more than 2.5 million square feet, she correlated the marketing, negotiation, construction
coordination, budgeting and overall execution of transactions with new and existing
tenants. She also played an integral role in multiple redevelopment projects. Throughout
her tenure she was consistently a top producer not only within the Southwest region but
nationally, and she executed more than 2 million square feet of lease transactions alone.
Today, Allen has built a leasing portfolio of more than 3 million square feet of existing and
new developments, and, in the last 12 months has executed transactions that created over
$100 million in value. Crystal Allen currently leases many of the largest, most high profile
projects within the country, and is consistently requested by the company’s premier clients
to represent projects. She is a top producer within the firm, is considered a leader within
the retail industry and a mentor to her team members. Her clients include Brookfield,
Oliver McMillan, DC Partners, LNR Partners, Patrinely Group, CDC, Xenia Lodging, Imperial
Development, Skanska, 4M Investments, Woodridge Capital, Walton Street Capital and
Ley/Wilson Development as well as multiple tenants including Amorino Gelato, Habitat for
Humanity ReStore, Star Furniture, Voicebox Karaoke, Gigi’s Cupcakes and TF Supplements.
Crystal is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the states of Texas and Colorado, a member of
ICSC and a member of Transwestern’s Women’s Leadership Council. In 2015 Crystal was
recognized as one of Globe Street’s Top Ten Emerging Retail Leaders and has recently been
named one of Real Estate Forum’s 2016 top 50 under 40.
Crystal graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Texas State
University in San Marcos, Texas.



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