Mr. Plenge is responsible for the strategic direction of Pacific Retail Capital Partners. He oversees the firm’s acquisition activities, investment sourcing efforts, and development programs nationwide. Mr. Plenge has over 30 years of national real estate experience and has been involved in the sourcing and acquisition of more than $2 billion of retail properties. Prior to forming Pacific Retail Capital Partners, he handled these same responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Somera Capital Management and Senior Vice President of Madison Marquette, a national retail investment and property management firm. Mr. Plenge also served as Vice President/Managing Director at Federal Realty Investment Trust, a public REIT, where he opened Federal’s West Coast office and managed its acquisition activities in the Western United States. Earlier in his career he was a Senior Vice President at The Yarmouth Group/Lend Lease and was a partner for more than seven years at TCW Realty Advisors, a pension fund advisor with $4 billion of property under management.
Mr. Plenge is a graduate of Cornell University and is an occasional guest speaker for the Cornell Real Estate School. He is a council member of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.