Kevin M. Higgins serves as President and CEO of Oxford Street Retail Advisors, LLC. With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, Kevin’s expertise includes strategic planning, national site selection and shopping center leasing in all retail venues, including strip centers, regional malls, and urban high streets. Having represented retailers, restaurants and developers across the United States, Kevin has extensive knowledge of most urban and regional retail markets and, as such, is able to provide strategic advice and direction to his clients on their regional and national expansion plans and property leasing programs and asset acquisitions.
Mr. Higgins currently represents Hobby Lobby, ArcLight Cinemas, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Helly Hansen, Ballard Design and several other retailers. He is also the national account manager for SalonCentric, a division of L’Oréal.
Prior to forming Oxford Street Retail Advisors, Mr. Higgins was Senior Vice President/Partner at CBRE/New England and was one of CBRE’s top national retail brokers. Mr. Higgins also served as Executive Vice President at Katz & Associates, where he represented dozens of retailers and several REITs in the southeast and across the United States. He also ran the investment sales division and managed the West Coast and Southwest broker network.
Mr. Higgins also served as Real Estate Manager, Northeast Region, for Borders Group, Inc. Prior to this, he was Director of Real Estate, Northeast Region, for Melville Realty Company/Melville Corporation, and was Vice President of Leasing and Development for The Howard Grossman Company, a New England based shopping center development and management company.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
• Member of ICSC
• Licensed Real Estate Broker
• Member of the Oxford Entrepreneurs of New England
• Member of The Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England
• Best Buddies: Team Ben – One of the top fundraisers in 2016/2017/2018
• Founding Member of the President John F. Kenndy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
• The Higgins Studentship, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
• Guest speaker, University of Oxford, Saïd Business School – MBA/EMBA Program, Business History Course; Case Study Author: The Chicago Merchandise Mart: How The .World’s Largest Commercial Building Fueled an American Political Dynasty. (Assigned reading in the MBA/EMBA Program At Oxford.)
“Kevin is one of only a few students whom I have brought back into the classroom to teach my other students.”
“It is a credit to Kevin that he chose to support my research on the Global History of Capitalism by working with an Oxford doctoral student (whom he helped to fund) to write a case study on the history of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. That case study is one of fifteen freely available to academics and the wider public at.” https://globalcapitalism.web.ox.ac.uk/case-studies
Professor Christopher D. McKenna
Fellow & Tutor, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Reader in Business History & Strategy, Saïd Business School
Co-Director, Global History of Capitalism, Oxford Centre for Global History
University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, Post Graduate – Masters Level Diploma in Organizational Leadership.
“The Oxford Diploma in Organisational Leadership prepares you to lead your organisation successfully through the complexities of the 21st century. A masters-level postgraduate qualification with a distinct intellectual edge, the Diploma combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical approach to the study of leadership and organisational development.”
• Pembroke College, University of Oxford
• The Oxford Union Society
• The Oxford Global History of Capitalism Project – Oxford Centre For Global History
University of Oxford, Saïd Business School; Oxford Strategic Leadership Program. The OSLP is the flagship program at Saïd Business School, which takes a humanities approach to leadership.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP).
“Graduates of the AMDP join the ranks of one of the most exclusive real estate clubs in the world, ” Rick Peiser, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Director of the AMDP Program. “The ADMP is Transforming Industry Executives into Global Leaders. It provides the tools and vision needed by today’s leaders in the global real estate industry.”
Designed for senior executives and accomplished entrepreneurs with 15 or more years of experience in real estate or related industries, AMDP is an intensive, transformative experience, which is case method based and highly demanding with an international focus.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Challenges of Leadership. Leadership Development Program; Leadership development program for senior executives of real estate, design, engineering companies from around the world.
Harvard University, Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, Cum Laude, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Dean’s List. Two Writing Awards.
“Long ago, Kevin was one of the most self-disciplined, broad-minded undergraduates I’ve taught here in 45 years. He has strong analytic abilities and is visually acute. I have been struck repeatedly by his observations of how high-trajectory, high-pressure managerial enterprise is changing in response to external forces almost unrecognized in business and other media.”
“His deep, continuous reading of history sharpens his analytical skills; his analyses of events and trends often prove prescient.” John R. Stilgoe, Robert & Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.