NewMark Merrill Companies’ Ross Carpenter Selected as CoStar Q4 2023 Retail Leasing Power Broker for Both the Denver and Colorado Springs Markets

Calabasas, CA. (February 23, 2024) – NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc., a Calabasas, California-based retail shopping center owner, development and management company, announced that that Ross Carpenter has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Q4 CoStar Power Broker Awards for retail leasing in both the Metro Denver and Colorado Springs markets. 

CoStar has a market-based program recognizing the top sale and lease deals completed each quarter. All deals that closed during the previous quarter are evaluated by CoStar’s research team. The selected top deals and the real estate firms and individual brokers involved in each transaction are singled out for recognition each quarter. 

In Q4 of 2023 Carpenter, Director of Leasing for NewMark Merrill Company’s Mountain States Division, won the award for the top retail lease in Metro Denver after securing a 36,216-square-foot deal with LAVA Island at Englewood Marketplace, a 98,228-square-foot retail center near W Hampden Ave. & S Broadway Blvd.  Additionally, he also won the quarterly award for the Colorado Springs market with a 24,629-square lease with Burlington at Citadel Crossing, a 488,494-square-foot retail center at the Northeast corner of N Academy Blvd. and E Platte Ave. 

“Ross is a great example of what it takes to be successful in the retail ownership business. He is creative, hard working, passionate and detailed.  He doesn’t only care about the deal, he cares about the people and businesses behind the deal,” said Sandy Sigal, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewMark Merrill Companies.  “It is always nice to be recognized by your peers and achieve these kinds of awards and it is an honor. But Ross and those who support him win awards every day from the people who benefit from coming into our centers and achieving the American Dream.” 

About NewMark Merrill Companies 

NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. owns or manages a portfolio of over 95 shopping centers valued at more than $2.5 billion. Since 1987 President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy Sigal has led the company of shopping centers representing over 2,000 tenants and 12 million square feet in California, Colorado, and Illinois. The Company has founded and invested heavily in BrightStreet Ventures, its technology company, which is working on leading edge solutions for landlords and tenants to succeed in today’s retail environment. For more information, please visit