Meet the Founder
Omar Hussein heads Beacon's Investment and Retail Leasing Platform which has grown to include mixed-use ground up development projects throughout California . Since the 2018 launch of Beacon, he has consulted institutional owners in the development and implementation of strategic value creation plans for varying projects throughout major, western U.S. markets. Additionally, he's advised on the programming, design and remerchandising of urban, mixed-use assets across a wide range of markets.
Previously serving as Vice President and Market Officer at Regency Centers Corporation, a fully integrated National REIT with a $15 billion market cap, Omar has accumulated over 20 years of principal experience. Overseeing Regency's San Diego office and Orange County region, Omar engaged in leasing, ground-up development/redevelopment, and acquisition/disposition of their premiere, southern California portfolio of retail and mixed-use shopping centers valued in excess of $2 billion.
Omar is an astute identifier of unique and diversified opportunities that drive maximum Net Operating Income (NOI) and enhance asset value through the strategic repositioning of well-located retail and mixed-use properties. He has completed over 1,200 leasing and sales transactions in his career with over $2.5 billion in total consideration.
Omar holds the ICSC Certified Leasing Specialist designation and is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He holds active California Real Estate broker and Texas salesperson licenses. Omar served a term on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Economic Development Corporation and holds a BS in Regional Development from the University of Arizona.