Josh Podell

Josh Podell

Consultant, Real Estate

With over 25 years' experience  representing many of the world’s largest retailers and retail conglomerates, Josh Podell has completed over 5,000 transactions in every type of retail real estate nationwide.

Josh spent most of his first 20 years “in-house” with some of the country’s largest retail companies including Jones Apparel Group (subsequently Nine West Holdings) Petrie Retail (Rave division) and Warnaco. Josh formed Podell Real Estate Advisors in 2010, a retail advisory firm whose clients included but not limited to; Carter’s/Osh Kosh, L’Occitane, Steve Madden, Eileen Fisher, Shiseido, Solstice, Sugarfina, Kenneth Cole Productions, America’s Best Optical, and major financial institutions.

A 2019 inductee of ICSC’s Outlet Hall of Fame, Josh has been featured in real estate and retail media including:

  • The New York Times
  • Real Estate New York
  • Chain Store Age Executive
  • Retail Traffic Magazine
  • Shopping Center Digest
  • Value Retail News
  • Crittenden Retail News
  • Shopping Centers Today
  • Globe Street Retail
  • The Dealmakers

Josh has been a guest lecturer for the MBA program at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and a guest speaker at ICSC’s Retail Runway, the Cornell Club, ICSC’s NextGen program, the Cushman and Wakefield Global Symposium, and the Penn Club. Most recently, Josh was honored to be part of Real Estate New York Magazine’s 40 under 40.

Prior to joining the real estate industry Josh was a legislative intern to The Honorable Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (101st Congress) and staff assistant to the United States Senate Committee on Small Business (102nd Congress). Outside of work and family Josh has been a nationally ranked tennis player, a Major in the United States Air Force Auxiliary/U.S. Civil Air Patrol, and flotilla staff officer of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.