Join us in congratulating Tarek El Gammal, who has been promoted to Principal, and Jon Petty, who has been promoted to Director of Retail Services.
Tarek has been with Southeast Venture since 2010, when he joined as a broker to lead the firm’s multifamily investment sales, advisory and development activities. In 2013, he was promoted to associate.
Tarek has worked with a variety of clients on sales and leasing transactions valued at over $140 million representing over 1.5 million square feet of commercial space. In 2013, he took a leadership role in the firm’s involvement of 12South Flats, the highly regarded mixed-use development co-developed by H.G. Hill Realty Company and Southeast Venture in the vibrant 12South neighborhood.
Before joining Southeast Venture, he served as managing member for Queen Square Group, LLC, where he provided consulting services to regional development firms. He also worked as vice president at The Tuckerman Group/SSgA, where he participated in the financing of more than $1 billion of commercial properties throughout the U.S.
Jon has been a member of Southeast Venture’s brokerage team since 2007, earning his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2012. In 2013 the Nashville Business Journal recognized Petty as one of the top-performing CRE brokers in the Nashville area by naming him a 2013 Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate. He is also an active member in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serving as President of the Next Generation Program for Tennessee and a five-year member of the planning committee for the Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange.
Jon specializes in the representation of retail tenants with site selection, lease negotiation and project management, as well as landlords and owners of retail property and projects throughout Tennessee. In 2012 and 2013, he brokered a total of 90 deals. He has also been an integral part in finding locations for new restaurant ventures that are tapping into Nashville’s growing foodie scene. Petty’s clients include Community Hospitality, owned by Miranda Whitcomb Pontes and Jim Lewis, who are planning to open celebrated Prima this month at Terrazo in the Gulch, in addition to New York City-based City Winery, who recently opened a 31,000 square-foot wine and entertainment venue in SoBro.
Jon graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and serves on the board of directors for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Middle Tennessee Chapter.
Congratulations to Tarek and Jon!