Retail Expert Josh Podell Joins DJM Realty

                  Retail Expert Josh Podell Joins DJM Realty

PR Newswire

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2012

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --DJM Realty, the real estate
affiliate of Gordon Brothers Group, announced today that Josh Podell has
joined the firm as a specialty retail & outlet consultant. Mr. Podell is a
senior retail real estate professional with almost twenty years of experience
representing some of the world largest retail and fashion conglomerates. His
primary focus will be on retail advisory, restructuring and strategic growth.

As a retail expert in the mall and outlet arena, Mr. Podell has completed
several thousand retail real estate transactions in every type of retail real
estate. Prior to joining DJM Realty, Mr. Podell was the Vice President of Real
Estate of Jones Retail Corporation (division of Jones Apparel Group). At
Jones, he helped manage the company's 1000 store chain including brands such
as Nine West, Anne Klein, Easy Spirit, Jones New York, Kasper and Bandolino.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Podell held positions as the Director of Real
Estate at Speedo Authentic Fitness Stores, a Warnaco Company, where he helped
aggressively grow the chain from 30 to over 120 stores. Mr. Podell then spent
almost ten years at G+G Retail, operating as RAVE, G+G and Rave Girl stores,
as the Vice President of Real Estate where he managed and built the portfolio
to over 600 stores, including more than 60 stores in Puerto Rico. In 2010, Mr.
Podell formed Podell Real Estate Advisors, a retail advisory firm whose
clients include Jones Apparel Group, Carter's/Osh Kosh, Kenneth Cole, Juliska,
Rawlings Sporting Goods, Traffic Shoes, Flip Flop Shops, Beya and other
national and regional retailers.

"Through the years we have collaborated with Josh Podell on numerous retail
projects and we are very excited to have Josh join the DJM Realty team. Josh's
specialty retail expertise is invaluable to DJM Realty's roster of retail
clients and will support the company's overall platform of facilitating
clients' growth and repositioning by maximizing their real estate portfolios,"
said Neill Kelly, President, DJM Realty.

"I am excited to join the talented and dedicated team of professionals at
Gordon Brothers Group and DJM Realty. The combination of Gordon Brothers Group
and DJM Realty's broad platform of services and capital solutions is second to
none," added Mr. Podell.

Mr. Podell is regularly featured in real estate and retail media publications
and is a guest speaker for MBA programs, industry conferences, symposiums.
Most recently, he was honored to be part of Real Estate New York Magazine's 40
under 40. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Mr. Podell was a
legislative intern to The Honorable Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (101st
Congress) and staff assistant to the United States Senate Committee on Small
Business (102nd Congress). Outside of work and family, Mr. Podell was a
nationally ranked tennis player, a Captain in the United States Air Force
Auxiliary/U.S. Civil Air Patrol and member of the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary.

Mr. Podell will be based out of the New York City office and can be reached at
(516) 458-5767 or by email at jpodell@djmrealty.com.

About DJM Realty

DJM Realty, the real estate affiliate of Gordon Brothers Group,
(www.djmrealty.com) specializes in occupancy savings, real estate
dispositions, growth strategies, strategic reviews, advisory, and equity
investments. DJM Realty has serviced the nation's most recognizable brands in
healthy and distressed situations. DJM Realty clients have included Toys R Us,
Pep Boys, Yum Brands, Food Lion, CompUSA, BI-LO, Office Depot, CVS, Dollar
Tree, Blockbuster and Winn-Dixie. DJM Realty is a leader in finding innovative
ways to consolidate and reconfigure real estate to achieve the highest
possible value. DJM Realty was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in New
York, with offices in Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.

About Gordon Brothers Group

Founded in 1903, Gordon Brothers Group (www.gordonbrothers.com) is a global
advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail,
consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors. Gordon Brothers Group
maximizes value for both healthy and distressed companies by purchasing or
selling all categories of assets, appraising assets, providing debt and equity
financing, and operating businesses for extended periods. Gordon Brothers
Group conducts over $50 billion worth of transactions and appraisals annually.

Media Contact: Brooke Horn (631) 752-1100 ext.5242

SOURCE DJM Realty

Website: http://www.djmrealty.com
Website: http://www.gordonbrothers.com
 
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