Heather joined Open Realty in 2018 after founding Winn Commercial Realty in 2014, a Dallas-based boutique consulting firm focusing on national tenant representation and portfolio lease management. During this time Heather played a fundamental role in a multi-million dollar rent savings initiative for Hot Topic and Torrid as well as contributed significantly to their growth strategy and new store openings consisting of 350 additional Torrid stores and 45 Box Lunch stores. Prior to that, Heather was based in Los Angeles where she spent four years working for The McDevitt Company. While at McDevitt, Heather played an integral role in site selection, market analysis, and lease negotiations for select national retailers such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, David Yurman, and Paper Source. She has sourced premier locations and negotiated strong leases for her retail clients on both high streets and major malls across the country and has ample experience working with brands throughout the different stages of their growth cycle. Heather prides herself in always putting the client first.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. She has been a proud member of the International Council of Shopping Centers for over 12 years. She is a certified Real Estate Broker in the state of Texas and holds an active Real Estate Salesperson’s license in the state of California. In her spare time Heather serves on the board of the Young Texan’s Against Cancer organization.