DOWNTOWN PORTLAND, OR
CLEAN & SAFE DISTRICT

Downtown Retail Advocate

Clean & safe's Downtown Retail Advocate recruits targeted retailers and restaurants, provides business outreach regarding financial incentives and leasing opportunities and supports the retention of current downtown retailers. The position is funded through a partnership between the City of Portland, the Portland Development Commission and Clean & Safe.

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Downtown Retail Advocate - Cori Jacobs

Cori Jacobs is the Downtown Retail Advocate for Portland. The Downtown Retail Advocate position is funded through a partnership among the City of Portland, the Portland Development Commission and the Portland Business Alliance. The Downtown Retail Advocate position came out of the 2007 Downtown Retail Strategy Update. The position aims to recruit targeted retailers and restaurants, provide business outreach regarding financial incentives and leasing opportunities and support the retention of current downtown retailers.

With 15 years of experience in the retail and real estate industries, Ms. Jacobs is well prepared to help guide prospective retailers through the location scouting and leasing process. Ms. Jacobs was the Vice President of Real Estate Strategy for The Gap Corp., which included eight brands (Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapBody, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Outlet and Forth & Towne) with about 2,900 locations in the United States and Canada. She was responsible for working with each brand to develop store growth strategies and market plans, as well as providing oversight and guidance for the end-to-end real estate pipeline process.

At Gap Corp., Ms. Jacobs also implemented a global portfolio process review, which facilitated business negotiations with key developers. Cori spent time working for the Gap and Banana Republic brands overseeing various aspects of their retail real estate processes, as well as in the Real Estate Law Department negotiating leases. Before working for Gap, Ms. Jacobs worked for Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio specializing in retail leasing issues.

Contact information:
503-860-7296
cori@pdx-retail.com