Discover the A R C Difference

RETAIL Minded, Performance Driven

“A R C has been instrumental to Fresh Thyme during our aggressive Midwest expansion, from market strategy and research to specific site sourcing and negotiations, their execution and attention to detail is the best in the business.”

Chris Sherrell, President & CEO, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

About Us

We specialize in representing retailers and landlords with real estate needs throughout the Midwestern states and select other U.S. Markets.  Our strong relationships with the top national and local tenants, landlords, developers, and government officials provides for a diverse and deep knowledge of current and future trends in the retail real estate industry.

Our Mission

A ▪ R ▪ C is a retail services innovator.  We provide an always evolving set of real estate services to retailers and shopping center owners to create the most advanced site and tenant sourcing methods available.  In addition, we strive to be the most informed and connected retail real estate company in the region.

Philosophy

At A ▪ R ▪ C, we believe in getting results for our clients through innovative as well as long standing approaches to retail real estate services.  Relationships, market knowledge, and experience are blended with research and analysis to create positive growth and a meaningful impact in the marketplace.  Everything we do is customized to who you are and what your real estate needs entail.

OUR TEAM

Andrew Robbins

Managing Principal

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Andy Robbins formed ARCORE Real Estate Group with his partner Al Rodenbostel in 2011 after a combined 10 year career at Mid-America Real Estate Corporation and Mid-America Development Partners. Andy has knowledge and experience in all aspects of the deal process; tenant representation, property leasing, acquisition and development.  Over the last 17 years, Andy has represented numerous retailers with their expansion throughout Chicago and surrounding suburban markets; providing market research to create and implement a strategic growth plan, deal procurement and negotiations.  Presently, Andy is working as the broker and advisor for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Tesla Motors, Total Wine, Chuy’s, Panera Bread, Verizon Wireless, and more.

Specialties: Retail tenant representation, retail real estate investments, shopping center leasing, development acquisition and entitlement.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Bachelor of Science

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Al Rodenbostel

Managing Principal

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In 2011 Al and his partner Andrew Robbins formed ARCORE Real Estate Group specializing in retail brokerage services including, landlord representation, tenant representation, market research, and investment and acquisition services. Over the last 19 years, Al has assisted national and regional retailers and developers with comprehensive market analysis and real estate marketing, leasing, and acquisitions throughout the U.S.  Presently, Al is working as the broker and advisor for Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market, Tesla Motors, Total Wine, Kirkland’s, Destination Pet, Sonic, and more.

Specialties:  Retail tenant representation, retail real estate investments, shopping center leasing, development acquisition and entitlement.

Education: Arizona State University: Bachelor of Science – Real Estate and Land Development

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Anthony Campagni

Managing Principal

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In 2018 Anthony joined Al Rodenbostel and Andrew Robbins to form A ▪ R ▪ C Real Estate Group after spearheading the creation of RKF’s Chicago office where he spent over 6 years. Over the past 16 years, Anthony has established himself as an expert in urban retail real estate and has a track record of developing retail trade areas and making impactful contributions to Chicago’s neighborhoods. Among his most significant accomplishments include the relocation of Apple’s Chicago flagship location from 679 North Michigan Avenue to 401 North Michigan Avenue. He has well-established relationships with owners and developers, including Acadia Realty Trust, Angelo, Gordon & Co., CIM Group, Friedman Properties, L3 Capital, Newcastle Limited, and Oxford Capital Group.

Specialties: Urban landlord representation, retail tenant representation, and retail real estate investments.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Bachelor of Business Administration – Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

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Scott Dolan

Principal

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Scott W. Dolan began his real estate career in June 2006. Over the past 12 years Scott has taken on many roles that developed his excellent leadership, market knowledge and strong dedication to work detail which add to his brokerage leadership and responsibility throughout the Midwest.  Scott specializes in tenant expansion programs and is an expert in dealing with planning, strategy formation, relationship management, negotiation and zoning and approval issues.

Currently, Scott is working with notable tenants such as Helzberg Diamonds, Shoe Sensation, Chuck E. Cheese, Rue 21, Sonic, TCBY/ Mrs. Fields, Chuy’s, Granite City Brewery, Kirkland’s, Bar Louie, honeygrow, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, MyEyeDr, Waterway Car Wash and more.  Along with a strong tenant portfolio he has also been involved with Landlord representation.

Specialties: Tenant and Landlord representation, Development, and investment and acquisition services.

Education: Graduate from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He is a licensed salesperson in Illinois and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

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Courtney Darin

Leasing Representative

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Courtney joined ARCORE Real Estate Group in 2014 and she specializes in landlord representation. Courtney has been around the real estate business since childhood. Her grandfather was a founding member of Ramco Gershenson and her mother currently works for a privately held retail real estate developer based in New York. Courtney’s clients include Jewel Osco, Clark Street Real Estate, Newcastle Limited, Kimco Realty and Kite Realty Group.

Courtney graduated Cum Laude with a B.B.A. in Marketing from Loyola University. She is an affiliate member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Specialties:  Retail landlord representation, shopping center leasing

Education: Loyola University Chicago: Bachelor of Business Administration

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John Maresh

Vice President

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John joined ARCORE in 2013 primarily focusing on tenant representation of retail clients.  In addition to retail, John has successfully navigated office and industrial tenants to secure space throughout the city and suburbs of Chicagoland.  After a six year career as a Senior Derivatives Trader specializing in market analysis, risk mitigation, and performance management, John was able to pursue his passion of real estate. While successfully navigating and adapting to the rapidly evolving futures market, John has learned to adapt similar market analysis and critical thinking to the commercial real estate markets.

Since joining ARCORE, John has served as a valuable addition to the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market master broker team with roles including account management, comprehensive market analysis, site selection and deal facilitation throughout the Midwest. In addition to Fresh Thyme John works with Domino’s, Wagly’s, and more.

Specialties:  Retail tenant representation, retail real estate investments, office, industrial.

Education: University of Kansas: Bachelor of Science – Finance

 

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Nora Sweeney

Leasing Representative

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Nora joined ARCORE Real Estate Group in 2017 as a part of the landlord representation team.

Nora helps with the leasing, real estate marketing and market analysis for a variety of shopping center owners.  She works alongside the landlord representation team to support a group of clients including Ramco Gershenson, Kite Realty, Jewel Osco, The Taxman Corporation, and more.

Specialties: Retail landlord representation, shopping center leasing

Education: University of Pittsburgh: Bachelor of Arts

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Elan Rasansky

Principal

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In 2018 Elan joined A ▪ R ▪ C Real Estate Group as a Principal. On behalf of tenants, Elan has been responsible for securing numerous high profile leases in the most desirable downtown Chicago retail markets. He currently works with a variety of retailers including Aesop, Aloha Poke, Angry Crab, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Roti Modern Mediterranean and Sugar Factory. Elan also works extensively on behalf of retail property owners. Past and current clients include Clark Street Real Estate, Crescent Heights, GW Properties, Jupiter Realty, Lennar Corporation, Madison Capital, Related Midwest, The John Buck Companies and Vequity.

Specialties: Urban landlord representation and retail tenant representation

Education: University of Kansas: Bachelor of Psychology – Business

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Cooper Annenberg

Senior Associate

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Cooper joined A ▪ R ▪ C Real Estate Group in 2018 as a Senior Associate. Cooper represents tenants and landlords in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Cooper is currently working on behalf of Amazing Lash Studios, Modern Acupuncture, H Mart, Roti Modern Mediterranean, and Tous Les Jours. He has represented several landlords as well, including Davis Street Land Company, Friedman Properties, GW Properties, LG Development Group and Newcastle Limited.

Specialties: Urban landlord representation and retail tenant representation

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Bachelor of Science – Economics

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Wyatt McIntyre

Director of Market Research

Wyatt McIntyre joined ARCORE Real Estate Group in 2012 as the Director of Market Research. Prior to ARCORE Wyatt was a Political Consultant working in Target Management, Resource Allocation and Demographic Profiling for various different governments, elected officials and campaigns. His combination of education and experience makes him a good fit for the ARCORE Team as they work to help clients and retailers make educated decisions based on a strong combination solid information and data structure that compliments the market experience of ARCORE’s individual brokers.

Specialties: Predictive Analysis, Modeling, Market Research, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geovisualization.

Education: Bachelor of Science – Marketing, Master of Business Administration

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Dawn Nielsen

Office Manager

In 2015 Dawn joined ARCORE Real Estate Group as their Office Manager.  Prior to ARCORE, Dawn previously was at Edgemark Commercial Real Estate for 10 years where she started as their Administrative Assistant and worked her way up to Marketing Specialist.

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