Brian joined Langholz Wilson Ellis (now Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis) in 1996. With over 44 years’ experience in retail real estate, Brian focuses in regional and national tenant representation, site selection and expansion. Utilizing the firm’s leading-edge information systems and support, Brian specializes in creating and executing the market penetration strategy to meet the needs of his clients. Brian actively represents clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
Brian has assisted many retail and restaurant clients including Costco, Kohl’s, LA Fitness, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, American Freight, Lowes, Pet Supplies Plus, Staples, Vitamin Shoppe, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Bonefish Grill, and Chicken Salad Chick.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian was Senior Vice President at The Galbreath Company and for nine years prior to that, he was a principal in The Kerr Group. Brian began his real estate career with The J. J. Gumberg Co. in 1978.
Brian adds a long relationship with ChainLinks Retail Advisors, Inc. of which he has been a principal member since 1985, served on its Executive Committee for five years and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. ChainLinks Retail Advisors, Inc. is the leading nationwide network of retail brokers, specializing in chain store real estate. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Mr. Kerr is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.
A native of Western Pennsylvania currently resides in Regent Square with his wife, Michele and is a proud father of two children, Kendel and Teague.