Donald (Skip) Martin Jr.

Skip Martin has been a principle at Highview Partners from March of 2006 with an extensive background in tenant representation. Prior to joining Highview Partners, he was a Vice President at GreatStreet Realty Partners, LLC. Clients he has developed and executed expansion strategies for include: Gap/Gap Kids, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Stores, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Rejuvenation, Victoria Secrets, Bath & Body Works, American Eagle, American Eagle Outlet, Ashley Furniture Homestores and ZZZ’s by Ashley, Galyans, Lane Bryant, Walgreens, Osco Drug, Justice, Swoozies and Robbins Brothers.

Martin served 16 years in the retail leasing/tenant representation forum with CB Richard Ellis before joining GreatStreet. He was a member of the CB Richard Ellis Retail Advisory Board 1990-1992 and in 2000 and he was awarded the Largest Retail Transaction Award nationwide in 1999. Martin was a finalist for the Chicago Retail Broker of the Year in 1996 and 1997.

In addition to developing expansion strategies for national retailers, Martin has consulted for several suburban economic development committees regarding the recruitment and retention of retailers for their central business districts. Communities he has served include: Lake Forest IL, Lake Bluff IL, Highland Park IL, Barrington IL, Evanston IL, Winnetka IL, and Blue Island IL.

Martin earned a B.S. degree in Political Science (Pre-Law) from Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. A licensed Real Estate Broker, he is also actively involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

David Metrick

David Metrick has extensive experience in servicing Fortune 200 companies including retail, office, healthcare, logistics and distribution at the global, national and regional levels. David specializes in high volume multi-market expansin and capital investments by aliging companies' business plans with real estate strategy in all disciplines of corporate real estate and investmentss. Among the clients he has developed and executed expansion strategies for include: Barnes & Noble,Batterz Box, Chuckie Cheese, Circle K, Dave &Buster's, Evive Healthcare, Harlem Irving Cos., Jos A. ank Clotheirs, NxStage, Qdoba, Tilly's Inc., Tuscany Restaurants/ Stefani Group, Umami Restaurant Group, AMC Theaters, Brinker International, Coldwater Creek, Gateway Companies, JP Morgan Chase and others...

Also, David served as leader or on leadership boards, at different national retail platforms/divisions such as at CBRE and Staubach Retail Services. In addition, David has received Top Broker Awards for multiple years at both Staubach Retail Services and at CBRE.

In addition to real estate consulting and brokerage, David is active in many
charitable communities.

-Glencoe Educational Foundation - Vice President/Board Member since 2004
-Special Olympics - Illinois Chapter Board Member
-Rebecca's Dream - board member since 2006

David achieved a B.S. degree in Economics from The University of Iowa, Iowa
City, Iowa. A licensed Real Estate Broker, he is also actively involved with the
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Peter Rusnak

Peter Rusnak has spent twenty-six years in the real estate business.  His prior experience includes being a principal in Rusnak Schaaf Associates which consulted for numerous national retailers on their real estate strategies, VP of Leasing for City Center Retail Trust, a private REIT owned by Security Capital Group, and Director of Real Estate for Crate & Barrel, where Mr. Rusnak also served on the Development and Operations Committees.  During his career, Mr. Rusnak has participated in hundreds of lease transactions in malls, lifestyle centers, strip centers and street locations in cities including Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Mr. Rusnak has been responsible for national expansion strategies for retailers in both the United States and Canada.  Mr. Rusnak is an active member of the ICSC and has participated as a panelist for the ULI and he is a member of the AHC Metro Realty Funds Investment Advisory Board.  Mr. Rusnak has also consulted for institutional clients who include Hines Global REIT, JP Morgan, and Madison International.