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Austin Cole is a retail real estate agent specializing in Tenant and Landlord representation in Southern California. A Redondo Beach native, he has been with Epsteen & Associates for the past 4 years. During an internship in 2018 at E&A, Austin immediately found his passion and interest in retail real estate and was offered a position. He completed the comprehensive 2-year training program where he visited 3,000+ shopping centers, 260+ cities, and spent 2,000+ hours of “windshield time”. This all-inclusive training and 1st hand experience has thoroughly equipped him to be able to locate, advise, and negotiate on his client’s behalf.
Professionally commencing his career, Austin has successfully completed 50+ ground lease, build-to-suit, or building lease transactions with a total lease value approaching $100 million across 5 counties in Southern California. He has helped clients such as Starbucks Coffee, Quick Quack Car Wash, Simply Salad, and Visionworks source real estate and effectively negotiate on retail space. He also works with multiple franchise driven concepts, including Great Clips, Total by Verizon, and Charley’s Philly Steaks. In addition to Tenant representation, Austin has also worked with institutional and family-based Landlords such as Public Storage and Aldi, helping them procure quality tenants for over 110,000 SF of retail space.
As a student-athlete at California Lutheran University, Austin graduated with honors in 2019 with a degree in Business Management, where he naturally developed into a leader. During his tenure at Cal Lutheran University, he received both CLU's Scholar Athlete of the Year & Ventura County’s Athlete of the Year awards. Prior to starting at E&A, Austin went on a professional basketball circuit in Paris, France. Austin is a highly motivated, dedicated, and hard-working individual who has taken his work ethic and seamlessly directed it towards retail real estate. Austin continues to play basketball competitively in Pro-Am leagues across Los Angeles. He also enjoys golfing, working out, and enjoying the beach.