Drew Gorman has nearly thirty years’ experience in the shopping center development business. Mr. Gorman is a Principal for MCB Real Estate. Prior to joining MCB, he was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for ECHO Realty. Prior to joining ECHO, Drew was the Managing Director for Faison where he was responsible for all development, leasing and sales activities for the Northeast / Mid-Atlantic region. He also served as Senior Vice President of development for Palisades Realty & Development and Chief Operating Officer-Northeast Region for Federal Realty Investment Trust.
In 2021, Drew joined MCB Real Estate as a Principal, to bolster and co-lead their development, acquisitions and asset management departments. Since joining MCB, Drew has been involved in the acquisition and development of multiple projects totaling over 4 million square feet in all major asset classes.
As Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for ECHO Real Estate Services Company, Drew was in charge of expanding ECHO’s presence in the MidAtlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States through the acquisition/ redevelopment and ground-up new development of supermarket-anchored shopping centers and select market-dominant power centers. Drew and his partner, Howard Biel, opened ECHO Real Estate Services’ Washington, DC office in September 2012.
At Faison, he was responsible for all leasing and sales activities for the Northeast Region of Faison, which since 2002 had completed the development of over four and one half million square feet of retail projects with a current project pipeline approaching two million square feet. In addition to the leasing and sales responsibilities, He had direct involvement with all land acquisition, development, financing, disposition, and partnership relations of Faison projects.
Drew joined Faison as a member of Palisades Realty & Development (which was merged into Faison in 2002) as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Palisades, he enjoyed an eight-year career with Federal Realty Investment Trust where he successfully leased over 1.2 million square feet of space with an aggregate lease value in excess of $250 million. Drew started with the Trust in 1992 as a Leasing Associate and was promoted to Anchor Leasing in 1994. In 1998, Drew became the Vice President of Anchor Leasing, where he managed the department responsible for identifying anchor leasing opportunities for the Trust’s 15 million square foot national portfolio as well as key anchor tenancy for the Trust’s new and redevelopment projects. In 1999, he assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer – Northeast Region where he directed the activities of a staff of 265 accountable for all operating responsibilities for the Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago markets. While in this position Drew supervised the operation of 50 retail properties; he identified and initiated $20 million of redevelopment opportunities and $15 million of new development opportunities and he negotiated over 250,000 square feet of new leases for the region.
Drew holds an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Baltimore and a B.S. degree from Towson University. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).