Ross Koepsel, CCIM

Principal - Retail Brokerage


  • Retail Brokerage
  • Tenant Representation
  • Land Acquisition

Ross has been a Principal and Retail Broker with Founders 3 since its inception in 2017.  Previously, he was a partner at Commercial Property Associates, Inc., initially joining that firm in 2002.  He has a wide range of experience in retail commercial real estate, including shopping center leasing, tenant representation, investment sales, new development and redevelopment projects, restaurant and vacant land sales, ground leases, property assemblages, lease renewal negotiation, relocations, and sale/disposition of excess real estate.

Career Highlights

  • 550+ closed transactions totaling 12 million square-feet
  • Worked with prominent developers like Phillips Edison, Red Development, Centres, Inc., Centro Properties, Vornado, RREEF, Trustreet Properties and many more
  • Assisted first class retailers such as Men’s Wearhouse, Pizzeria Uno, Jos A Bank, Sprint, Dollar Tree, Cato, Sherwin Williams, Walgreens, Versona, Binny’s, Atlanta Bread, and MC Sports
  • Disposed of excess properties for national corporations like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, JC Penney, Yum! Brands, Supervalu, Blockbuster, and Ponderosa
  • Conferred with the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2010
  • Active member of the Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC), the Retail Broker’s Network (RBN), Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), and National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • 15-time CoStar Power Broker


  • Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002