How to Scale a National Retail Platform with Peter Borzak, CEO & Founder of Pine Tree

Peter Borzak Courtesy of Pine Tree, LLC: Peter Borzak is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Pine Tree. In that role, he has been developing, acquiring, managing, operating, and selling grocery- and box-anchored open-air shopping centers for over 28 years. Pine Tree currently has a portfolio of 115 owned and managed shopping centers manages representing approximately 20 million square feet across the continental United States. Pine Tree has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. Pine Tree’s client base is primarily global institutional investors.

Mr. Borzak graduated Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University and has held various roles on charitable Boards, industry trade associations, and kids sports leagues, throughout his 38-year real estate career.

The Dealmakers’ Edge with A.Y. Strauss highlights the stories, successes, and struggles behind major commercial real estate investors. Each episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at commercial real estate leaders and their unique edge.

Hosted by Aaron Y. Strauss, Managing Partner at A.Y. Strauss

Aaron Y. Strauss is one of the leading legal advisors in the commercial real estate industry, providing insight and guidance for billions worth of transactions during his career. As our firm’s founder and managing partner, he has positioned A.Y. Strauss as one of the region’s most respected law firms for commercial real estate owners, lenders and sponsors, serving the needs of our clients with the utmost in care, integrity and transparency.