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Marcos Freire is the Executive Vice President of Avalon Consulting Group, out of Miami, Florida.  The firm provides consulting services to shopping center developers and retail tenants in the US market, South America, Europe and the Middle East.  Focused on helping clients achieve their goals in the areas of strategy/business transformation, organization leadership/growth, financial advisory and market entry/expansion.


Marcos has extensive experience in the shopping center industry, with 27 years of experience managing some of the top shopping centers in South Florida, including Bayside Marketplace, Village of Merrick Park, Mary Brickell Village, Sawgrass Mills, Brickell City Center and Aventura Mall.  


Prior to managing shopping centers, Marcos developed a strong financial background, working as an Auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, in Baltimore, Maryland; and as a Controller with The Rouse Company, in Columbia, Maryland.  The Rouse Company was the developer of some iconic US properties like the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Faneuil Hall in Boston, in addition to Bayside Marketplace and the Village of Merrick Park, in Miami, Florida.  


Marcos has worked for some of the largest shopping center developers in the USA and Canada, including General Growth Properties, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Simon Property Group and Jones Lang & LaSalle.  Diverse professional accomplishments include extensive development responsibilities with the launching of two shopping centers from the ground up, Mary Brickell Village with Ivanhoe Cambridge and Brickell City Center with Simon Property Group; and the launching of an office tower, the Starwood Corporation Headquarter Building in Miami Beach, Florida with Jones Lang & LaSalle.


Marcos has a shopping center career with vast experience as an asset manager of festive marketplaces, regional malls, lifestyle centers, outlet malls, high-end properties, mixed-use properties (with retail/office/hotel/residential components) and open-air centers.

Marcos holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park. In addition, he is a Leadership and Growth Coach and Public Speaker, certified by the John Maxwell Leadership Group.  


Marcos is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

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