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As Head of Retail Research, the Americas, Melina Cordero works closely with CBRE Retail professionals and business-line leaders to generate in-depth research and analysis on the latest trends and influences shaping the retail and shopping-center industries in the Americas.
Ms. Cordero produces research reports aimed at providing clients and CBRE Retail professionals with data and insights that help them make informed real-estate decisions. She often leverages her deep international experience to contribute to the global reports on retailing trends that CBRE generates several times a year.
Ms. Cordero joined CBRE in January 2016. Her retail experience prior to joining CBRE spanned three continents.
From 2012 to 2015, Ms. Cordero worked for Path Intelligence, a UK-based data and customer-analytics technology firm. In her latest role there as Director of Analytics, she oversaw the creation of the company’s North American division, working with a large portfolio of retail clients across the continent.
Prior to Path Intelligence, Melina worked as a Global Industry Analyst tracking the retail and consumer-goods industries at Euromonitor International in London. Before that, she worked in urban planning and business policy research at the UK Parliament.
Ms. Cordero’s master’s thesis as part of her dual Master of Science degrees in Urban Planning and International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Sciences-Po Paris explored shopping center development and consumer behavior in Brazilian cities. She received her BA from Yale University.