B.Arch, Registered Architect, ULI
Vice President, Retail Repositioning
Todd Scheffler brings over 35 years experience in all areas of real estate to Colliers International but his expertise is commercial retail property. He began his career as a project architect and designer working for several notable architectural firms in Chicago specializing in shopping centers. As an architect, Todd helped design, plan, and build numerous shopping centers, retail buildings, stores, and other commercial projects throughout the country. Through this experience, he became interested in the science and psychology of retail business and consumer behavior. This led to his practicing real estate with the desire to understand how buildings function not just structurally, but economically and financially as well. Todd worked with several notable real estate firms acquiring, analyzing, developing, redeveloping, leasing, and managing real estate assets totaling over $1bn.
Before joining Colliers, Todd was as Director of Real Estate for Macy’s, Inc; managing all real estate business for 135 stores, offices, fulfillment centers, and other support businesses. Prior to this responsibility, he was the Director of Site Development for Federated Department Stores overseeing all development for the company’s 650 property portfolio. During the last two years of his tenure with Macy’s, he helped develop an initiative to methodically analyze all Macy’s real estate for value-creating opportunities and/or disposition equaling over $500M in incremental value to the company.
Todd’s role at Colliers is to help expand the business by offering clients new and alternative ways to reposition the commercial retail property. Todd’s combined experience as both an architect and real estate analyst provides Colliers with a unique ‘left/right’ brain approach to solve problems and expedite solutions for clients across the country. Todd envisions without limitation, expanding and integrating national and local databases of information including GIS, employing financial modeling early in the feasibility process, focusing on opportunity zones and shifting markets, and exploring innovative ways to transform and reposition assets.
2018 - Present
Started real estate advisory company focusing on repositioning Class 'C' and 'D' real estate assets located in Opportunity Zones using a systematic method to create incremental value for property owners and investors.
2006 - 2018
Director of Real Estate
Responsible for real estate asset management, dispositions, acquisitions, development, business negotiations, and documentation for 130 department store, office, fulfillment, and other supporting properties in the Northwest region of the country.
1997 - 2006
Federated Department Stores, Inc.
Director of Site Development
Responsible for site planning and development for approximately 700 department store, fulfillment, and supporting properties nationally
1992 - 1997
Heitman Financial, LLC
VP Design and Construction
Responsible for the entitlement, planning, development, business and contractual negotiations, and documentation for shopping center assets within the Heitman Retail Properties Investment portfolio
1991 - 1992
Joseph Freed and Associates
Property Development and Management
Developed repositioning strategies for 4 retail shopping centers
Property Manager for 12 retail properties
1986 - 1991
Equity Group Investments (EGI-Zell/Lurie)
Director Tenant Coordination
Project Manager; Construction
Responsible for creation, organization, and management of Equity Properties and Development's Tenant Coordination Department
Responsible for design and construction project management for 23 shopping center properties
1982 - 1986
Anthony Belluschi Architects
Project Designer and Architect
Responsible for planning, design, project management, and preparation of contract documents for regional shopping centers and other large-scale commercial properties
The University of Pennsylvania - Masters in Architecture
The University of Illinois - BS Architectural Engineering
Purdue University - Applied Mathematics
Memberships & Involvements
American Institute of Architects
Urban Land Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers
Retail Professionals Association of America
National Retail Federation
National Association of Independent Artists
Equity Retail Properties
Simon Retail Properties
The Macerich Company
Seritage Growth Properties
The Rouse Cos.
Cook County Hospital
Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital
University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Freed and Associates
Lesso Home Group (China)
National Director, Retail Services
AREA OF EXPERTISE
In Anjee’s current role, as National Retail Director for the USA, she has developed strong relationships and strategic leadership to over 500 + retail professional nationally across 140 markets within Colliers for Investment Sales, Agency, Retailer Rep, and Retail Asset & Property Management.
Anjee Solanki brings 28 years of focused retail real estate experience to Colliers International. She provides strategic retail advisory services to enhance value for her clients with her expertise in lifestyle, community, power center, neighborhood, mixed-use retail/residential, and resort retail.
She has developed and manages strong working relationships with institutional and private clients such as State of Florida, State of Michigan, Heitman, Invesco, Grosvenor Americas, American Realty Advisors, TH Realty, PNC, and Zurich to name a few.
Her strategy identifies current market and property inefficiencies to capture untapped value through asset repositioning, releasing, redevelopment, rehabilitation, proactive management, and enhanced marketing.
Creative problem-solving is her specialty, and she becomes a key stakeholder with national and international retailers, such as JPMC, Opry City Stage/Ole Red and Tim Hortons, and many others. Her highly focused approach reduces the risk profile and provides clients with a thoughtful approach executing strategic multi-year planning initiatives.
Previously, Anjee served as Executive Vice President, Retail Services for Madison Marquette. She successfully assisted with repositioning community centers to lifestyle projects and identified opportunities to create value, resulting in higher returns for her clients. She also provided strategic analysis on complex redevelopment projects to address both the asset’s financial stabilization and/or the client’s exit strategy
Anjee continues to be an insatiable collector of all things retail. She’s a student of culture living next door to future shoppers, whose fleeting trends constantly change the retail landscape … driving retailers, landlords and developers crazy! Read her Blog at: https://knowledge-leader.colliers.com/author/anjee-solanki
Anjee is originally from Southern California and currently resides in San Francisco. She is active in the Rincon Hill neighborhood residential improvement group, which participates in the public review of the highly anticipated Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco.
Marketing Mgr, Retail| US Brokerage Services
A resourceful, innovative and passionate marketing professional who has more than 13 years of experience in commerical real estate. As an accomplished marketing leader highly regarded for accomplishments in planning and leading comprehensive marketing strategies, managing complex projects, and delivering superior client service. I currently manage the Colliers International marketing an operations for the national retail platform, servicing more than 600 retail professionals..
Piror to Colliers International, I was the senior communications point person for CBRE San Diego where I develop and execute superior marketing strategy that aligned with business goals across traditional and non‐traditional media; create/distribute press releases with a record average coverage rate of 98 percent. Before accepting the CBRE role, I was at ICSC for seven years as their research services manager where i over saw global and national events. I also managed managed all creative aspects of the department’s products, services, and programs as well as providing strategic marketing direction for the products through social media, electronic newsletters, e‐mail blasts and other services.