Bruce G. Zimmerman became a Clarion partner in 1998. He has more than 35 years of shopping center, mixed-use, land development and financial restructuring experience. Before joining Clarion, Bruce directed the southwest regional development office for Federal Realty Investment Trust, a NYSE REIT. He served as an executive with a national drugstore chain with responsibility for all new store development in its 450-store southern California region.
Mr. Zimmerman has owned his own shopping center development company and has been a senior officer with other leading development companies with P & L responsibility for major development projects with public and institutional financial partners. His responsibilities included project creation, acquisitions, conceiving and directing merchandising and leasing efforts, executing major chain store transactions, directing planning, design, engineering and construction efforts, as well as equity and debt restructuring.
Bruce graduated with distinction from Stanford University with special departmental honors in Economics and obtained his law degree from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed attorney and general contractor. Mr. Zimmerman is the author of Shopping Center DealMaker’s Handbook®, its software, and numerous feature articles in real estate trade and legal journals. He has been a speaker at various ICSC events, including the US Law Conference.