Commercial Real Estate Broker, Retail

First Capital Advisors, LLC (FCA) is a private real estate company that focuses on owning, operating and acquiring real estate assets throughout the United States. Established in 2013 in a partnership with First Trust Portfolios, FCA has quickly grown with offices in suburban Chicago, Ill. and Austin, Texas. With a third-generation real estate CEO and our unique business approach on forging long-lasting relationships with developers, brokers, tenants, and investors, FCA has real estate assets in 9 states valued at approximately $250 million.

First Capital Advisors was founded in 2013 by Christopher J. Pope and is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios, a financial services firm founded in 1991.  Presently seeking qualified candidates for our suburban Chicago office that are motivated self-starters, detailed-oriented and fit the specified job description below.  The Commercial Real Estate Broker, Retail is responsible for starting up the retail brokerage division of FCA.


BS Degree in business, finance or real estate (preferred, but not required) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in retail commercial real estate brokerage and have a valid real estate license. Must possess an entrepreneurial mindset with a high degree of self-discipline and initiative. The experiential foundation necessary to perform well within this position includes: working within CRM systems and CoStar; prior experience leasing retail space and closing transactions; strategic planning and organizational skills; interpersonal skills and a knack for establishing relationships; strong verbal communication and telephone skills necessary; proven track record in the retail brokerage industry; and have an established client base.


  • Build an internal leasing practice at FCA – take the lead on leasing vacant space within our five shopping centers
  • Build a 3rd party leasing brokerage practice – provide landlord representation and tenant representation to outside parties
  • Continuously search for new business – adding new tenants to our roster and expand our client base in our territories
  • Originate and negotiate leases and contracts
  • Analyze existing centers’ retailers to fill spaces with tenants that strengthen merchandising mix
  • Prepares, analyzes, and presents leasing activity reports to landlords
  • Use market research, marketing materials, forecasts and projections to put together strategic site selection packages for client tours
  • Extensive cold calling and canvassing of all relevant market segments
  • Follow real estate industry guidelines, policies, and procedures

First Capital Advisors, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace.

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