Travis Dunn

Professional Background

With over 13 years of retail and office experience, Travis joined SVN in July of 2017.

Travis specializes in the representation of Landlords and Tenants in the leasing, subleasing, and sale of retail, office, and investment properties throughout Southern California.

Over his career, Travis has worked with premier Developers, Landlords, and Tenants. A partial list of his clients include: Wal-Mart, Ralph’s-Kroger, Inland America, InvenTrust, Essex Property Trust, Equity Residential, The Morgan Group, St. Jude Hospital, American Financial Network, Burnham USA, 7-Eleven, Slater’s 50/50, and Clineva Urgent Caret to name a few.

Travis’ real estate practice is focused on assisting Landlords in space disposition and businesses in securing space/operating facilities that advance their business objectives. He helps them make educated decisions about their business space and execute effective solutions whether that is through a purchase, disposition, or new lease.

Travis is an entrepreneur and a student of the ever changing business environment. He pays particularly close attention to the impact technology and demographics have on retail/office markets as well as the impact they have on his client’s enterprise.

Business Background

Managing Director

December 2014 – June 2017

Travis Dunn joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in the Newport Beach office in 2014 as Managing Director after spending 10 years at Vanguard Investment Properties.
A leading retail expert with a predominant focus on serving shopping center Landlords throughout Southern California, Mr. Dunn joined NGKF’s Retail Advisory with a focus on stabilizing vacancy on key projects in specific markets.

Vice President

March 2004 – December 2014

Travis Dunn was instrumental in creating the commercial services group at Vanguard Investment Properties and, from 2007 – 2014, was their top producing retail and office broker. His assignments included acquisitions, strategic planning, entitlement work, site selection, and project leasing for new and existing development projects.

Mr. Dunn’s knowledge of different property types includes Urban, Street-retail and Downtown developments, Power and Lifestyle centers, Neighborhood/Grocery-anchored shopping centers, and mixed-use projects have earned him a reputation as extremely versatile across many retail subtypes.

During his tenure Mr. Dunn personally completed more than 400 transactions in excess of $250 million.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Orange County Rotary International
  • Olive Crest – Safe Families, Orange County Council (5 years)
  • Loopnet Premium Member – 22,000+ profile views
  • Costar Subscriber

Significant Assignments (Partial List)

Stevenson Ranch Plaza, Stevenson Ranch: 187,035 SF Regional Shopping Center anchored by LA Fitness, Ralphs, Petsmart, and Stein Mart.
Landlord – InvenTrust (Oak Brook, Ill)

University House, Fullerton: 30,000 SF of retail within a new $150M mixed-use Development.
Landlord – Inland American Real Estate Group (Oak Brook, Ill)

Olympiad Plaza, Mission Viejo: Neighborhood shopping center anchored by Albertson’s.
Landlord – Westwood Financial

Town & Country Center, Orange: 200,000 SF Power Center adjacent to Main Place Mall (Santa Ana, CA)
Landlord – Burnham USA

Birtcher Business Plaza: Successfully negotiated a sale of 24,500 SF of retail property over 6 parcels. Accomplished 10 Sellers’ goals of leasing vacant space and closing prior to the expiration of their note.
Landlord – La Paz Partners, LLC

Downtown Brea, Brea: Lifestyle and entertainment oriented shopping mall with theaters, mall tenants, and a collection of quick-serve and sit-down restaurants.
Landlord – Manley Fanticola Holdings

College Plaza Shopping Center, Fullerton: Discounted oriented neighborhood shopping center of approximately 105,000 SF including Big Lots and $.99 Only.
Landlord – CPSC, LLC

Alicia Trabuco Plaza, Mission Viejo: A 110,000 SF neighborhood shopping center including Smart & Final, Bank of America, and CVS Pharmacy.
Landlord – Ralph’s-Kroger

Providence Patio, Fullerton: Leasing and consulting of a new food court on the St. Jude Hospital Medical Campus.
Landlord – Accretive Realty Advisors


“I have worked with Travis Dunn for more than 10 years and rely on his expertise to lease the retail vacancies in my building. In addition to be being a Landlord, I am also a business operator. My primary focus is my business and I count on Travis to take a hands-on approach with my real estate. He has an owners mentality and always offers great insight and strategic suggestions for my long term goals. I highly recommend Travis and have always found him to be responsive, prompt, and professional.”

– Marianne Sullivan – T. Whitfield, LLC

“I’ve recently gone through a business expansion with Travis quarterbacking the real estate requirements. Travis immediately understood our needs, deadline, and unique criteria for space and location. Travis’ experience and relationships in the real estate industry are a blessing to any business looking for commercial real estate expertise.”

– John Stuart, Chief Marketing Officer – EVP Hybrid Solutions at InvestCloud, Inc.

Travis Dunn

Senior Vice President

SVN | Vanguard
120 W. 5th St., #210
Santa Ana, CA 92701
D 949.627.9128
M 949.370.4587

CA RE License #01390592

Years of Experience

13 Years

Areas of Specialization

  • Landlord Representation (Shopping Center/Office)
  • Predevelopment Leasing Strategy
  • Tenant Representation
  • Property Acquisition
  • Build to Suit Representation
  • 1031 Exchange/1031 Reverse Exchange
  • Technology & New Media