Douglas Renner joined Baum Realty Group, LLC in 2006 bringing with him over a decade of retail experience. Recently, Doug was promoted to Managing Director and selected as a 2014 CoStar Power Broker Award winner. His focus at Baum is to oversee third party leasing representation for owners, developers, and investors of retail shopping centers, single tenant investments and mixed use developments. Doug’s clientele’s interest ranges from big-box, grocery anchored centers to urban infill mixed use retail.
Throughout his career, Doug has been responsible for Lease and Sale transactions valued in excess of $600 million and more than 1.5 million square feet. Doug’s successes include implementing market strategies for national, regional and local tenants as well as landlords. Notably, Doug was recently responsible for leasing a competitive stretch of North Michigan Avenue between 2 and 20 North Michigan to Starbucks, Panera, and Remington’s Restaurant that has changed the completion of the street. Past and present clients include: 4 Star Restaurant Group(Remington’s, Windsor, Smoke Daddy and Crosby’s Kitchen), Home Run Inn Pizza, Inc., Cosi, Inc., Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Harbor Freight Tools, Harlem Irving Companies, Newcastle Limited, Prime Group, Capri Capital, RREEF and Regency Centers.
Doug is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Chicago Commercial Real Estate Networking Club, Corporate Real Estate and Retail Site Selection Professionals. He is also charitably involved in the Chicago Real Estate Annual Food Drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Opportunity Through Baseball, providing education and skill coaching for at risk children.
Doug holds a BA and a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration both from the Ohio University.