Mr. Cline joined Newport Capital Partners in 2023 as an Asset Manager. In this role, he is primarily responsible for executing strategic business plans the Firm’s assets including leasing, financing, and debt strategy, compliance, as well as implementing capital improvement plans. Additionally, he supports investor reporting, property valuations, maintains lender relationships, and assists with acquisitions and dispositions.
Mr. Cline 8 years of real estate experience focused on retail assets and investment sales. Prior to joining Newport Capital, he was a Senior Associate with Cushman & Wakefield on the retail capital markets team. Eric focused on multi-tenant and net lease retail assets and transacted on more than $500 million in capital markets transactions in his career. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Eric was an Associate with JLL and was a part of the net lease capital markets team where he assisted on the transaction of a multitude of net lease assets across the United States. Previously, he was a financial analyst with IRC Retail Centers and assisted with the acquisition and disposition of their grocery-anchored shopping center portfolio as well as assisted in asset management and property valuations.
Mr. Cline received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).