Kent Butler

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 Types
Retail, Land

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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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Jan 16, 2020
2019 Q4 Greater Los Angeles Downtown Office Knowledge Report
As 2020 begins, Downtown L.A. vacancy is expected to contract slightly as positive demand in the new future counters new construction deliveries. The market will see some bumps in vacancy as build-out times continue to expand and push anticipated occupancies further into the future. Interest from out-of-market tenants persists, especially in the media and technology industries, and has helped legitimize parts of Downtown Los Angeles as a competitor to markets such as Hollywood and Silicon Beach. However, the delivery of a slate of new projects in the Greater Downtown/Arts District submarket might outweigh that potential demand, and has already shown signs of weighing down rental rate growth in the short-term.
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Oct 15, 2019
2019 Q3 Greater Los Angeles Basin Retail Knowledge Report
The Los Angeles Basin retail market closed the third quarter with negative absorption as market fundamentals showed signs of market activity slowing. Tenant demand fell to -198,500 square feet for the Los Angeles Basin. There was an additional 268,600 square feet of new construction added to the inventory base. The Inland Empire market had the highest amount of new construction deliveries, recording 194,400 square feet, with Los Angeles County following recording 37,600 square feet and Orange County recording the lowest recording 36,600 square feet.
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