Vice President of Real Estate
Amy Staats serves as Vice President for the Northeast Region at Katz & Associates. She has been with the firm since 2010. Amy lends over 20 years of commercial real estate experience and leadership. She currently represents over 1 million square feet of retail space and oversees third party leasing for Lisciotti Development’s Macy’s portfolio in Northern New Jersey. In addition, Amy serves as Master Broker for The Vitamin Shoppe in 13 states across the Eastern U.S. Throughout her career she has helped expand the footprint of numerous restaurants and retailers including Miller’s Ale House, Joe’s Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern, Firebirds, First Watch, Bar Louie, Crunch Fitness, Avenue, J.Jill, Starbucks, Massage Envy, European Wax Center, Corner Bakery, ULTA Beauty, Charming Charlie, McDonald’s and SalonCentric.
Amy kicked off her career at Linens ‘n Things in 2001. There she used her analytic talents to drive expansion efforts, launching over 200 new stores. In 2006, she left the retailer to begin her brokerage career with Robert K. Futterman & Associates, primarily focusing on landlord representation. In addition to tenant and landlord representation, Amy has also provided third party consulting for corporate Real Estate Departments such as Avenue, plus size fashion for women, as a real estate liaison. Projects range from portfolio evaluation, sales analysis using internal and market level metrics to creating overall real estate strategies for new expansion, disposition, relocation, lease restructuring and lease renewals.
Amy is a paralegal graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in New Jersey and New York.