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Gene Mello joined Epsteen & Associates in 2011. He actively specializes in representing Tenants and Landlords across Southern California. Gene’s strength lies in understanding his client’s desires on both sides of the business and providing value based on their short and long term goals. Ten years of experience have taught Gene how valuable relationships, understanding needs and challenges, overall market knowledge, and being ahead of the curve are prerequisites to being successful in the industry.
Gene has represented the following Landlords: Sudberry Properties, TRC Retail (formerly Terramar), The Orlando Group, The Woloson Company, Strategic Asset Management, Capstone Advisors, 99c Only, Ross Dress For Less, Burger King, Petco, and Aldi Food Market.
Gene has represented the following Tenants: Freshii, Little Caesars, Money Tree, SusieCakes, Burger Boss, and Cardinal Dental.
In 2007 Gene got his professional start at Phillips Edison & Company based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. His responsibility included leasing their portfolio in North/South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Gene learned the intricacies of the business working these highly diversified assets in a wide variety of markets.
Gene is a proud graduate of Ohio University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, from OU’s College of Business, which annually is ranked among the Top 30 business schools in the country. Gene interned with Colliers International as a sophomore in college learning the basics of the business which confirmed his passion for the industry.
Gene is an active member of ICSC, Retail Brokers Network, San Diego Business Chamber, and the Sales Leadership Alliance.
Gene lives in downtown San Diego and in his free time (basically nonexistent) thoroughly enjoys playing basketball & golf, basking in the Southern California weather, and trying the many great restaurants San Diego has to offer!