June 17, 2022 I Appointments
Guitar Center Hires Vice President of Real Estate
Guitar Center has appointed Angelia Powell as its vice president of real estate. In her new role, Powell will be responsible for the leadership and strategy driving store development and growth throughout the organization. She will focus on the ongoing analysis, selection and negotiation of new and current store sites, relocation, replacement expansion, store initiatives and oversight over the company’s corporate real estate. Powell will report to Tim Martin, Guitar Center executive vice president and CFO.
Powell has more than 30 years of experience in the retail real estate, design and construction industry, working with companies, such as The Limited, Eddie Bauer, The Disney Store, Lululemon, Williams-Sonoma and Comcast/Xfinity. Most recently, she was the vice president of development and construction for Convene, a hospitality company in New York. Powell has also worked on the landlord side of the business, leasing existing and new ground-up development projects.
“As Guitar Center continues to grow, the real estate aspect of our business is crucial,” Martin said. “Angie is uniquely positioned to support our growth initiatives with an eye upon the issues surrounding site selection, facility footprint, projected financials and everything that goes into consideration in terms of our physical stores. We welcome Angie and look forward to working closely with her.”