Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA)’s Jorge Lizan has been a great partner. His passion, drive, and knowledge of the Latin American market has helped us gain valuable insight and connections as we formulate our distribution strategy. Jorge’s commitment to his clients provides the reliability we expect from our partners.
Eduardo Perez, CFO Americas Region, Saint Laurent Paris, USA
Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA)’s trustful partnership and advise along with his extensive network and international knowledge have been instrumental to accelerate our expansion plan entry.
Enrique Nehme, Vice President, International, Charming Charlie, USA
Jorge Lizan is perhaps the person with the largest network in the Global Retail Industry. In other words Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA) is your key to the world.
Michel Cohen, Co CEO, Lolita S.A., Uruguay
Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA) has contributed with deep knowledge and multiple skills in generating business opportunities in international markets for Freddo, and has cooperated successfully in the franchise expansion projects of Argentina’s premium ice cream chain, Freddo.
Gabriela Fracchia, Franchise Manager, Freddo, Argentina
Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA)’s extensive network and industry connections helped Reed Midem to identify new prospects and potential MAPIC attendees from North America and Latin America.
Arnaud Simeray, Senior Director North & Central America, Reed Midem (MAPIC and MIPIM), France
Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA)’s connections and market knowledge gives us great confidence that we will be able to secure good franchise partners for 100 Montaditos in selected Latin American Markets.
Ignacio Garcia-Nieto, Managing Director, America, 100 Montaditos, Spain
Wendy’s enlisted LRA’s services to help shape our market development strategy for Mexico. Jorge and his team have been true partners throughout the project. They provided deep knowledge of the Mexico market, the restaurant segment, along with retail expertise and strong relationships with key players in the industry.
Carlos Ribas, VP & Managing Director, Latin America & Caribbean Region, The Wendy’s Company, USA
Lizan Retail Advisors (LRA) is a perfect partner to develop any kind of retail brand internationally. They have perfect knowledge of everything related to the Retail Real Estate Industries in both the American and European continents. Jorge Lizan has proved helpful to find investors or develop retail planning in new markets. Working with him is easy and he always shows himself as a very transparent person.
Kim Llopart, Commercial Director, Eurekakids, Spain
Jorge Lizan’s contribution to the growth of the global retail real estate industry has been tremendous, his knowledge of international markets is unparalleled. Some of his major achievements include the creation of a Hispanic Markets Initiative and the organization of the 2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit in Shanghai. In his leadership role in Latin America he built countless local relationships over the years.
David B. Henry, ICSC Past Chairman, Vice Chairman, President & CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation
Jorge Lizan showed great leadership in substantially expanding the presence of ICSC in Latin America. He is well respected for his retail knowledge and is excellent at connecting people. The Latin American Members were very committed to him.
William S. Taubman, ICSC Past Chairman, COO, Taubman Centers
Jorge Lizan has broad international experience in a wide range of countries. He’s seen as an effective planner and careful and competent leader of others.
John T. Riordan, ICSC Past President and CEO & ICSC Lifetime Trustee
I have worked with Jorge Lizan for the past 7 years and have been extremely impressed by his knowledge of the international retail markets and his network of the major players in our industry. Jorge’s background in architecture, retail and global markets combined with his interpersonal skills makes him a most effective facilitator in our industry.
Phil McArthur, CRX, CSM, CDP, ICSC Past Trustee, Managing Director, McARTHUR + COMPANY
I have known Jorge Lizan for quite a few years and have come to respect and admire his immense talents. Jorge is the quiet achiever. With his architectural background, he is very professional, enterprising, creative and tenacious. Jorge is very pleasant to work with and makes things happen in a most positive fashion.
Ian F. Thomas, CRX, CDP, ICSC Past Trustee, Chairman, Thomas Consultants Inc.