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Business Broker
Fairfax County, VA

About Me

Shary Thur's background in retail began in 1979, when she worked in the retail furniture industry while getting her bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland. Directly out of school, Thur opened her own beauty salon and ran it for almost 2 years before selling it. She went back into the furniture industry as a wholesale representative for several furniture lines and sold directly to the retail stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. Approximately four years later, Thur started a computer company with a partner, which designed computer software for chiropractors. Thur sold her interest in 1988, and entered the Commercial Real Estate industry. She started leasing commercial real estate with a small firm in Bethesda, Maryland and was quickly recruited by The Carey Winston Company where she worked in their Retail Division. By turning around many troubled centers within a short period, she gained recognition in her field. Her expert leasing capabilities allowed her to acquire several new properties for the firm, and for her efforts, she was promoted to Vice President. In 1995, looking for a better opportunity to handle leasing in a much larger capacity, Thur was recruited by CNM Associates to handle the mid-Atlantic region. At the end of her first year, she received the most prestigious award given by CNM Associates, "Employee Exceeding All Expectations". In 1996, she received her CCIM recognition. Thur has served on several boards including the chairing and working on the ICSC mid-Atlantic Conference for the past 10 years, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and WIRRE (Women in Retail Real Estate) executive committee, and founded a power broker's club that meets monthly. She has worked with a great deal of the national major retailers in the country such as: The Limited, Staples, Marshall's, Home Depot, Harris Teeter, Ross, Circuit City, and Pier One just to name a few. She has also represented many publicly traded REITS and developers such as: Kimco Realty Corporation, Atlantic Realty Companies, M & J Wilkow, RREEF and many others. Her experience includes new developments out of the ground, redevelopments, turning around troubled properties, shopping centers, urban developments and out parcel pads. She has turned around dozens of troubled shopping centers for many Landlords locally such as Bethesda Corner, Marumsco Plaza, Briggs Chaney Shopping Center, Festival at Muddy Branch and centers in Pennsylvania and the Northeast: Colonial Commons, Market Fair North, Shoppes at Clarks Pond, Whiteland Towne Center and many others. Shary attributes her success to creative out of the box thinking and strategically placing tenants in centers to complement each other. She holds seven (7) brokers licenses in NY, MD, DC, VA, PA, ME and FL. Shary continues to run multiple companies and thrives on being passionate in the retail industry. Her drive and passion for opening retail stores shows in her helping others open several thousand locations around the country. She specializes in helping franchises with their first operation and giving them extreme comfort level with her vast experience with every step of the process in opening a successful location. Finally, Shary brings her energy, focus and dedication toward retail leasing to a new level. Her passion for the retail leasing business is a life long commitment.


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