Jim Dix

Jim Dix has been providing Tenant and Landlord Expertise for over 25 years. He
has implemented strategic growth for all non mall deals in the Portland Market of many of the Lifestyle Tenants including Gap, Banana, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen Coldwater Creek, Zao Noodle Bar and Tutto Bene Care. Also Jim has consulted with numerous landlords on the repositioning of their projects. Mr. Dix’s prior experience on the Tenant side was national Roll out for Johnny Rockets, and Rampage. On the Landlord side he spent several years as Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Leasing for the Yarmouth Group where he managed the leasing and paralegal staff on the leasing of 22 super regional shopping center nationwide. He was also Senior VP for Leasing at the Debartolo Company early on in his career.

Candace Gray

For more than twenty-two years Candace Gray has brought a multifaceted
approach to the retail industry. In 1991, Mrs. Gray founded Gray & Associates Inc.,
a premier boutique commercial real estate firm in Portland, Oregon designed to provide acquisitions, dispositions, merchandising, leasing and advisory services to investment groups, developers, landlords, municipalities and retailers. She has facilitated the expansion strategies for her longtime national retail clients including Regal Entertainment Group, GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Chico’s and many more. Prior to forming Gray & Associates, Mrs. Gray served as the regional leasing VP for The Rouse Co. in the Northwest. She has also played a leading role in the implementation and execution of both the pre-development and redevelopment strategies for the merchandising and leasing of over 3 million sq. ft. of Premier Street, a lifestyle and mixed-use shopping center development on the west coast. In 2006, Mrs. Gray received
an Orchid Award from the Portland Business Journal. She is an active member of ICSC and has served as a panelist for CREW.