Kent Butler | Colliers International | Los Angeles - Downtown

Kent Butler

Vice President

License # 02041579

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Professional Summary

Kent is a veteran retail real estate broker, specializing in shopping center leasing with a focus on Landlord and Tenant representation.  Major Tenants Kent represents are Jollibee, Relax the Back, Aqua Tots, and the Winmark Companies. In addition, Kent has represented Rite Aid and CVS in disposing of excess properties. Kent’s current focus Is mixed use developments in the Los Angeles area representing such companies as Jade Enterprises, G H Palmer, Nuveen Real Estate.

Kent's career in commercial real estate began in 1992 when he joined Ludwig & Seeley in Michigan as a salesperson progressing to the role of Executive Vice President. Kent, along with the rest of the Ludwig & Seeley team, joined Colliers International in 2013 to become Colliers retail platform and continuing his career as one of Metro Detroit's top retail brokers. Kent relocated to the Los Angeles area with Colliers in the Spring of 2017

Prior to his career in commercial real estate, Kent was involved in the Department and Specialty store industry. Kent's previous experience as a retailer has proven invaluable to him and his clients throughout his brokerage career.




CoStar Power Broker: 2010, to present.

Serves on ICSC ​retail committees


Marketing and Merchandising Degree from Ball State University

Memberships & Involvements

ICSC, ACRE of Southern California


Jollibee Foods, (CVS,  Rite Aid  (surplus properties), Aqua Tots,  Winmark Companies,  One River School of Art and Design 


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Retail, Land

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Featured Research
Jul 15, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Los Angeles Basin Retail Knowledge Report
As the economic impact of COVID-19 continued to unfold, the Los Angeles Basin retail market recorded negative market activity for the fourth consecutive quarter. In the second quarter, vancancy increased by 30 basis points recording at 6.2%. An additional 400,300 square feet of new construction was added to the inventory base with Inland Empire recording the majority at 321,400 square feet. Los Angeles County followed at 78,900 square feet while Orange County recorded no new deliveries.
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Apr 16, 2020
2020 Q1 Greater Los Angeles Basin Retail Knowledge Report
Despite the recent market-wide shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles Basin office market recorded positive market activity in the first quarter as vacancy decreased to 13.7%. In the coming months, it is expected leasing and sale activity will change rapidly. Los Angeles Basin office demand has been led by technology, entertainment and professional services companies. As shelter-in-place orders continue, the impact on economic market conditions will unfold. The Los Angeles County office market recorded 791,400 square feet of net absorption. Construction deliveries of just 271,000 square feet led to a falling vacancy rate of 14.0%. West Los Angeles accounted for nearly all of total demand for the quarter. Leasing activity, which increased approximately 1.1 million square feet from last quarter, recorded 4.4 million square feet.
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Jan 16, 2020
2019 Q4 Greater Los Angeles Basin Retail Knowledge Report
National retail and food services sales for November increased by 0.3% compared to one year ago. Although consumer confidence fell in December, overall confidence remains at historically favorable levels. The strong work force is a key contributor in consumer confidence.
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