Role and Responsibilities
Mr. Yocco joined Grant Street Associates in May 2005, specializing in office leasing and shifted his focus to retail properties and tenants in 2009. J.R has 17 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, previously working for the Soffer Organization where he served as the Leasing Agent responsible for the Penn Center East Portfolio, a portfolio campus of seven office buildings and two retail strip centers.
Mr. Yocco has been successfully providing professional Landlord and Tenant representation for national and regional clients in Western Pennsylvania for more than 12 years. J.R. believes in working closely with his tenant clients to not only develop business plans, but also to take into account exit strategies from the onset of any project. Recent retail tenants, with whom J.R. has worked, include: Anytime Fitness, Burger King, Red Wing Shoes, Sketchers, Rite Aid, Burger King, el Pirata, il Pizzaiolo, Mike & Dave’s Italian Bread Place and the Great Escape Room.
As a Landlord representative, J.R. works to bring his clients added value by providing market research, leasing/subleasing policy, and executing tenant mix strategies. Presently, Mr. Yocco works with landlords such as Faros Properties and Thor Equities.
Significant Agency Assignments
- Two Chatham Center Retail Leasing – 288,000 SF
- Value City Shopping Center – 75,000 SF
- 1825 East Carson Street – 6,000 SF
- The Pittsburgher Retail Leasing – 125,000 SF
- Crossings at South Fayette – 16,000 SF
Education, Memberships and Awards
- Multi-year CoStar Power Broker Award Recipient
- Active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)