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elliott cook
Director of Real Estate
Birmingham, AL
Director of Real Estate

Elliott Cook

Elliott Cook is the director of real estate for the Retail Academy division of Retail Strategies. In this role he teaches community leaders how to ‘speak retail’ to retailers, brokers, and developers through the Retail Academy program.

During his tenure with Retail Strategies, Elliott has worked on the retail recruitment team focusing on bringing new retail and restaurant brands to partner communities in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and California. He also served as the Director of Real Estate for Downtown Strategies, conducting strategic visioning workshops throughout the country to assist cities with downtown revitalization.

His past work experience also includes property management for Retail Specialists in Birmingham, Alabama and at Vornado/Charles E. Smith Realty Trust in the Washington, D.C. area. He served as an aide to United States Representative Spencer Bachus in his legislative office on Capitol Hill.

Elliott has been a featured speaker on behalf of Retail Strategies at numerous conferences including ICSC Vegas, the Illinois Municipal League, the Missouri Municipal League, the Association of Washington Cities, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the Maryland Mayor’s Association, Opportunity SouthCarolina, and at the Washington Tourism Summit.

Elliott holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Auburn University and sits on the board for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Alabama Chapter.