Kirsten Early joined SRSA Commercial Real Estate in 1998 and has executed real estate strategies for retailers and landlords for the past 22 years. Early specializes in retail tenant representation, tenant site selection representation, land assemblage, disposition of property and participation in the re-development of shopping centers. Her expertise lies in leasing programs for national and regional retail companies. She currently oversees a team of dedicated retail professionals focused on landlord and tenant representation and is the Director of Retail for SRSA.
Early’s achievements include: Largest Transaction Award (2012 & 2013), Top Tenant Rep Lease (2011 & 2014), Top Retail Lease (2007 & 2008), Top Office Sale (2004), Largest Special Purpose Sale (2003), CID Achievement Award (2000-2014), a CCIM Retail Market Forecast Panelist (2001), the University of New Orleans Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Panelist (2014) and ICSC Open Air Round Table Panelist (2010 – 2014). In 2008 she was voted CCIM chapter president and received the 2008 President’s Cup Award. Her performance and dedication during her tenure with SRSA earned her partner status in 2005, making her the youngest partner ever hired by the firm. In 2012, she was voted to be the Secretary for X Team International; a leading retail real estate brokerage alliance servicing 45 major markets throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Early is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans and holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration (BSBA). In 2002, she received a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation (CCIM), and is a licensed real estate agent in Louisiana. Over the years, Early has amassed an impressive retail tenant client list including: AT&T Wireless, Petco, CVS Pharmacy, Pier One, Party City, Dave & Buster’s, Chuck E Cheese, Chuy’s, Vitamin Shoppe, Sears Holding Corporation, Mattress Firm, Office Depot, Anna’s Linens, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Halloween City, Talbot’s, Tuesday Morning, Albertson’s, McDonald’s Corporation, Sports Authority, Dollar General, Regions Bank, State Farm Insurance, Shoney’s Corporation and Domenica Pizza. In 2005, Early was named one of the top 50 women by New Orleans City Business.