Leslie Babiak Collins is the founding member of Cobblestone Retail Group, Inc., a full-service brokerage firm located in Marietta, Georgia. Ms. Collins has over 25 years of experience in the retail real estate industry. Currently, she serves as the exclusive tenant rep broker for multiple clients including Target Corporation, Sprouts Farmers Market, Petco Animal Supplies, Half Price Books, National Vision, Brinker International, Einstein Bros Bagels, Caribou Coffee and Leslie’s Pool Supplies. She also has experience in retail leasing and outparcel sales for existing and new developments and has co-developed a number of CVS/pharmacy drug stores.
Prior to Cobblestone, Ms. Collins was the Director of Real Estate, Southern Region for Katz & Associates where she handled the expansion plans for a number of retail clients, including, Linens N Things, Cost Plus World Market, Hancock Fabric, Loehmann’s and Shoe Carnival.
Earlier, Ms. Collins served as the Vice President of Leasing at Concordia Investments with the responsibility of anchor leasing, outparcel sales and site selection for the CVS preferred developer program. Prior to her work at Concordia, Ms. Collins gained much of her retail knowledge from Revco Drug Stores where she held the position of Director of Real Estate responsible for Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Previously, she has also held the position of Real Estate Representative for Sally Beauty Company handling a 10 state territory.
Ms. Collins holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of North Texas and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She has served on the ICSC planning committee for the Atlanta ICSC. Ms. Collins is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
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