Senior Vice President
Kalen Rickard is a Senior Vice President of the Phoenix office, specializing in retail agency leasing, capital markets acquisitions and dispositions, and retailer representation. Kalen’s vast market and transactional knowledge aids his retailer, landlord and developer clients alike. He represents owners of real estate encompassing Fortune 100 companies, publicly-traded real estate investment trusts, syndicated real estate funds, receivers of bank-controlled assets, national and local retail developers, multigenerational family held assets and high net worth individuals. His tailored approach is based on empirical market data as well as experience-based analysis, extensive locational knowledge, creative market strategies, a strong attention to detail, and a high level of energy on behalf of his clients.
Prior to joining Western Retail Advisors, Kalen was a member of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors and Strategic Retail Group teams, rising through the ranks from Associate to Executive Vice President. Having started his career only months before the start of the great recession, Kalen provides a unique perspective on commercial real estate.
Kalen is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers, having served on the Southwest Idea Exchange planning committee. He has also served as a team captain for Brokers for Kids and served on the Sigma Nu–Zeta Upsilon alumni housing board. Outside the office, Kalen is involved with the Ronald McDonald House, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and the Brophy Community Foundation. In his free time, Kalen can be found on the golf course, at a new restaurant or exploring a new location around the world. Kalen currently lives in Central Phoenix with his wife, Tiffany, and daughters, Presley and Dylan.