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JLL has helped to complete the sale of a 28 million dollar retail center that is tenant anchored by a Publix

Publix VP of Real Estate Strategy Bob Balcerak to Retire

Publix Super Markets VP of real estate strategy Bob Balcerak will be retiring at the end of March.

Balcerak began his Publix career in 1993 as a meat cutter. After working his way up to assistant store manager, he was named real estate manager in 2000 then director of real estate strategy in 2011. He was promoted to his current role in 2017.

“We are grateful for Bob’s leadership in new store growth, new market and site acquisition strategies,” said Publix president Kevin Murphy. He’s been our brand ambassador as we have charted our way into new communities, passing on the Publix spirit and developing his team to further our company’s real estate development strategy.”

Bridgid O’Connor will rise from director to VP of real estate strategy. She began her Publix career in 1998 as a part-time cashier.

Publix operates 1,296 stores in AL, GA, FL, NC, SC, TN and VA.


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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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