We wish to thank all our clients that we have had the privilege
to work with over the years


Sandi L. Hunter – President / CEO

Phone: 949-251-1620 ext. 3021
Email: sandi@retaillinkassociates.com

Founder of Retail Link Associates, Ms. Hunter oversees and directs all of the firm’s leasing, management and advisory activities, and is responsible for leading the company’s strategies for platform business development and add-on acquisition opportunities. Ms. Hunter is also responsible for the firm’s daily business activities, marketing strategy and corporate identity. Her extensive experience in the field – both in leasing and portfolio management includes national, regional and local retail and restaurant tenants as well as franchisees. She has worked closely with private equity firms, developing business and expansion strategies for retailers that do not have in-house real estate departments. Ms. Hunter has worked with many properties, including design/build projects, super regional shopping centers, lifestyle centers, mixed-use urban development and redevelopments, and has leasing experience in a number of markets throughout the United States.

Since founding Retail Link Associates in 1996, Ms. Hunter has initiated, closed, and managed lease transactions, workouts and growth investments in more than 30 portfolio companies in a diverse range of retail and restaurant categories.

Stirling C. Hunter – Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 949-251-1620 ext. 3004
Email: stirling@retaillinkassociates.com

Mr. Hunter has an extensive financial background in multiple applications. His diverse background and understanding of real estate allows him to participate in numerous aspects of the company’s divisions. In addition to overseeing the company finance and accounting activities, Mr. Hunter provides expertise in business development, process improvement, financial strategies, advisory services, valuations, and client business plan development including financial proforma.

Ariel J. Kovacs – Director of Leasing

Phone: 949-251-1620 ext. 3017
Email: ariel@retaillinkassociates.com
BRE# 01744238

Ms. Kovacs has contributed to the development of the processes, as well as operational systems needed to integrate the collective talents of the entire team, ensuring that they function effectively to deliver the results that create added value for our clients.

Ms. Kovacs is accomplished in tenant leasing in a number of markets throughout the United States, and her strategic development and portfolio management expertise helps her to deliver levels of service and success beyond our client’s expectations. Ms. Kovacs is recognized for successful completion of transactions from portfolio management to new site selection roll-outs in power centers, lifestyle centers, regional centers, central business districts, and ground up construction projects. Ms. Kovacs visualizes, structures, and helps close transactions for the team, and is respected for creating the highest value and providing consistent follow-up with all parties until the deal is executed and the doors are open.

Ms. Kovacs possesses the outstanding ability to communicate with industry professionals, as well as small proprietors. Throughout the economic downturn, Ms. Kovacs has tenaciously created and preserved critical tenancy through expense reductions, which ultimately has long term positive impact on our client’s portfolio, as well as the Landlord’s property value.

Chandler J. Kelley – Leasing Advisor / Acquisitions

Phone: 949-251-1620 ext. 3014
Email: chandler@retaillinkassociates.com
BRE# 01963781

Mr. Kelley serves as a Leasing Advisor specializing in Tenant Representation including site selection, acquisition, and disposition for retail and restaurant clients. He is actively involved in new business development, as well as innovation for a full spectrum of real estate services. Mr. Kelley’s focus, understanding and analysis of the market environments allows him to customize solutions that align with our client’s long term goals and financial objectives, ultimately improving the value of the real estate asset. Mr. Kelley is a trusted team member whose attention to profit and negotiation creates value for the company and clients alike.

Spencer S. Sturken – Leasing Associate / Market Research

Phone: 949-251-1620 ext. 3007
Email: spencer@retaillinkassociates.com
BRE# 01927270

Mr. Sturken is versed in commercial real estate finance as an analyst. Through sound and insightful research, Mr. Sturken is responsible for conducting and maintaining the company’s market, site and analytical data. While supporting the team, his focus is capturing market-critical information that enables our group and clients to make the most informed high impact business decisions regarding their real estate assets. He is a valuable talent to the business with his dedication and ability to build strong long-lasting relationships.

Lailii E. Rascon – Client Services

Phone: 949-251-1620 ext. 3010
Email: lailii@retaillinkassociates.com

Ms. Rascon has an extensive background in client administration, as well as the restaurant and service industry. She fully understands what it takes to get a store up and running and the importance of being on time and on budget. Ms. Rascon’s devotion and diligence to the team and our clients, promotes efficiencies and positive team relationships.

Thomas V. Barnes – Corporate Advisor

Phone: 949-251-1620

Mr. Barnes has worked with many successful professionals and business owners with more than 29 years of industry expertise. Mr. Barnes is instrument in assisting with financial, business, tax, and planning strategies. His background stems from his time spent with some of the most well respected and elite financial firms in the nation. His commanding knowledge and background in strategic planning and design and tax laws bring him to the forefront of his peers.

Mr. Barnes helps facilitate unique strategies for complex planning needs. His unique ability to draw up options that are significantly more productive makes him a leader in the industry. He is able to identify available opportunities and find clarity in complex situations.

Claudia Ulves – Lease Administrator

Email: claudia@retaillinkassociates.com

Ms. Ulves, with her integrity and attention to detail has proven to be an invaluable asset to the team and our clients. She is responsible for creating and maintaining the client files including lease abstracts, lease analysis and sales and lease data reporting, which enables the tracking of imperative lease dates, store performance trends and opportunities to improve value to our client’s portfolios on an on-going basis.